Transpack staff’s expertise and professionalism is a constant characteristic element of our company. Our technical dept., under the direction of Luigi Visentin, has always been the engine of all operational processes at Transpack.
Good morning, Luigi. How and when did you join the Transpack Group?
I started collaborating with Enrico Pittarello, the Transpack Group’s founder, on 1st February 1980.
What’s your role at Transpack?
I manage the technical department that is responsible for both engineering and organisational aspects, in particular customer operations, which have always been a strongpoint of the Transpack Group, ensuring a punctuality, flexibility and quality service.
What differentiates Transpack from its competitors?
First of all our professionalism and expertise in conceiving and proposing the most suitable solution to our customers, as well as a thorough service in compliance with deadlines (in a complex scenario where service times are more and more stringent), where all handling phases are managed autonomously with highly skilled, qualified staff.
Where does Transpack process start and how does it develop?
Our process starts with a visit request to our customers, in order to see the machines or finished products they wish to ship. The first step consists in gathering a great lot of information, including final destination and shipping method, so that our packaging system will be able to solve all the variables arising during product handling and arrival to destination. In particular, the engineering phase starts with a correct sizing of plant components.
The next step is quotation, proposing the most suitable solution from a cost-benefit viewpoint. Having acquired the order, we design the package in detail and document all construction steps with technical drawings, focusing the details of the materials required. In some cases, we pay a second visit to the customer, in order to collect other information as necessary for the definition of the packaging project.
Finally, the technical department delivers all design blueprints to the production department that will construct the wooden box.
Another important step is the scheduling of customer operations (availability and flexibility are our strongpoint, as we have to manage frequent changes in operating time schedules). After that, packaging materials are delivered at the customer’s premises, where various packaging teams are engaged in packing activities, with the technical assistance, if required, of Transpack Project Manager.
To conclude, can you describe a recent industrial packaging project?
A recent project of a large transport and shipping crate containing a machine tool measuring cm 650 x 490 x 420 and weighing kg 65,000 has been quite interesting.
In this case, the centre of gravity of the machine body was very high and it rested on three central feet. Combining iron with wood, we obtained a stiff supporting base both lengthwise and crosswise. This system is created and designed to anchor the machine to the crate, and we always propose it to customers to guarantee package security; at the same time, it does not cause deformation or damage to extremely high-precision parts (strong strains, heat stresses and a wrong anchoring can do harm, rather than protecting from damage).
All package materials must be suitable to meet the manufacturer’s parameters for iron, wood or protective materials.
Each package production step must be designed jointly with our personnel, to ensure a correct execution which, beside meeting design requirements, can also optimize the operating times.