Maximum efficiency, reduced environmental impact and excellent product quality are possible only thanks to great technology.

At Astro we see technological innovation as an essential tool for constantly improving the efficiency of our processes, the quality of our products and the final service offered to our customers. Important investments have been made over the years to provide the company with cutting-edge equipment in all sectors, paying particular attention to reducing the environmental impact of our activities.

Industry 4.0 and craftsmanship

The distinctive philosophy has always been “All-in-one-site production” to achieve the highest possible levels of efficiency and flexibility. With this in mind, we have developed advanced and highly integrated design platforms and technologies. Thanks to the constant renewal of the plants and the massive introduction of information technology in all phases of production:

New flatbed lithography
and lateral offset printing lines

have recently been started up with innovative processes, and new drawing and finishing lines have been installed to increase the production of long capsules for the wine sector;

State-of-the-art Industry 4.0
ERP software

the management and integration of all the production phases, from design to the various processes, through to the storage and shipment of the finished products, are carried out by state-of-the-art Industry 4.0 ERP software, making information on the progress of orders available in real time.

Zero defects

quality control is implemented with smart machinery equipped with self-control functions featuring computerised visual systems to guarantee the reduction of defects to almost zero. The capsules are checked one by one using sophisticated viewing systems.

Importance of the human element

the most advanced technology is useless without expert human management and control. Our highly trained production staff devote almost artisan care and passion to the various processes to guarantee maximum regularity and fluidity and to eliminate every possible defect.

At the moment, Astro’s production structure,
concentrated at the Baldichieri site, can rely on:

Lithography Department

2 painting lines
2 printing lines
Production: 250,000 sheets / week

Aluminium sheet cutting department

2 lines
Production: 150,000 sheets / week

Drawing department

16 lines
Production: 40,000,000 screwcaps / week

Offset department

11 lines
Production: 15,000,000 screwcaps / week

Hot printing department

2 lines for hot printing on the side
3 lines for punching and hot printing on the top
Production: 4,000,000 screwcaps / week

Plastic material moulding department

34 injection presses
Production: 13,000,000 items / week

Edging and assembly department

21 lines
Production: 40,000,000 screwcaps / week

Maintenance department

Availability of lathes - milling machines - grinders - cutting machines
Construction, repairs and mechanical maintenance

Quality department

12 capping machines
Torque tester - internal profiler - optic vision system
Laboratory for quality controls on the functionality of closures with applicative simulations

Warehouse

6,500 m2
Capacity: 200,000,000 screw caps

Lithography Department

2 painting lines
2 printing lines
Production: 250,000 sheets / week

Aluminium sheet cutting department

2 lines
Production: 150,000 sheets / week

Drawing department

16 lines
Production: 40,000,000 screwcaps / week

Offset department

11 lines
Production: 15,000,000 screwcaps / week

Hot printing department

2 lines for hot printing on the side
3 lines for punching and hot printing on the top
Production: 4,000,000 screwcaps / week

Plastic material moulding department

34 injection presses
Production: 13,000,000 items / week

Edging and assembly department

21 lines
Production: 40,000,000 screwcaps / week

Maintenance department

Availability of lathes - milling machines - grinders - cutting machines
Construction, repairs and mechanical maintenance

Quality department

12 capping machines
Torque tester - internal profiler - optic vision system
Laboratory for quality controls on the functionality of closures with applicative simulations

Warehouse

6,500 m2
Capacity: 200,000,000 screw caps