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Worker Safety & Productivity in One Place: MASPACK Packaging USA


If you’ve been contemplating a switch to increased automation within your winery operations, this might be the perfect time to take action. Wineries are proactively searching for operational processes that maintain social distancing to provide a safer, COVID-free environment for their employees.

On the bottling line as well as all aspects of packaging, MasPack Packaging’s systems have proven to keep workers at a safe, responsible distance and while reducing the need for unknown, external contractor visits that can compromise your otherwise healthy workplace environment.

Established in Italy, MasPack Packaging is gaining the trust of the American wine industry for their advancements and uncompromising devotion to safety, productivity, and community. Their California-based division, MasPack Packaging USA, provides bottling, packaging and robotic solutions that eliminate unnecessary shoulder-to-shoulder contact, especially during packing process palletizing and de-palletizing, when contracted outside labor is often hired. They have cracked the code to increase, and then maintain, productivity while keeping a growing number of workers safe.

A shining example of this is their collaboration with Rack & Riddle Custom Wine Services, a Healdsburg-based production facility well-known in California for its custom crush and sparkling wine production. Working hand-in-hand to develop a unique, specialized system, MasPack Packaging USA was able to provide them with an increased level of productivity, and an advanced level of workforce safety, without jeopardizing their overall dedication and desire to provide a quality product. We highlight the project carried out to automate the process of bottle bin packing on the triage line and transferring bottles from the wooden baskets to the steel cages for the riddling process.

See Rack & Riddle’s Custom System and Other Specialized Projects Here

Their commitment to advancing the wine industry does not end there – community involvement and ongoing education is also very important to MasPack. CEO, Alberto Migliardi, is enthusiastic and honored to be sponsoring and working with Sonoma Academy, a nonprofit, private coed college preparatory high school located in Santa Rosa, CA, during their venture into the second year of a robotics competition for high school students.

“We are very excited to be the sponsor for Sonoma Academy’s robotics program. Our skill set and best practices within the robotics world make a natural fit for working together,” says Migliardi. “We are a sponsor of their team, this first year. They started the competition in January but had to, unfortunately, suspend it until next year.” At the time of the COVID pandemic, Sonoma Academy had earned a spot in the semi-finals at the competition, “We are very excited and proud to see their increasing levels of success,” he adds.

Drawing on this same top-level experience from both their USA and Italian teams, MasPack Packaging USA is dedicated to working with you to provide the best planning and engineering for your winery production, from line integration and automation to a specialized, turnkey project.

Open for business during the shelter-in-place order, MasPack Packaging USA is committed to providing exceptional follow-up and technical support when you are searching for advice, have questions, concerns, or simply want to add to your existing lineup of equipment.

For more information, visit maspackusa.com, or give them a call directly at 707-757-7725.


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