Bottero invites you at Vitrum 2019

Bottero makes of innovation its mission, to be able to always evolve and keep up with the times.

That’s why today we are no longer the same, we are better and we invite you to see how at our stand at Vitrum2019,.

At Vitrum 2019, one of the most competitive Italian and European exhibitions dedicated to glass, Bottero is proud to present its latest achievements in terms of technology and know-how.

Bottero welcomes you to visit and explore its latest developments: together with a dual line for float and laminated glass, a straight-line edger and a CNC machine, Bottero will have on show its new flat edge double edger. The new machine includes the well-known features of previous Bottero’s models, upgraded into a new all-in-one scalable and modular platform, creating the perfect synthesis of all market requests.

Concerning the other machines on show, the dual line is a combination of the machines 363 BCS and 548 LAM, to cut and break-off float and laminated glass. A combined line of the two products represents one of the sector’s most innovative and most effective solutions. Not only cutting machines, but also CNC working centers are part of Bottero’s range exhibited at Vitrum. The new PRATICA Plus is the evolution of the well-known PRATICA, equipped with many technological advancements, such as the new IoT system to manage the self-diagnostic, and the documentary training section supporting the operator. Regarding straight line edgers, Bottero will present its 110 FX, one of the five different Victralux models, that offers flat edge processing with arrises.

To find out more about these products, visit Bottero’s stand at Vitrum, pavilion 5 booth D01-F09.


Bottero at AusFenEx 2019

Bottero is currently participating to the AusFenEx Conference & Exhibition, the outstanding exhibition of glass and industry-related products and services at the International Convention Center in Sydney, Australia. Starting form today until the 29th of August, attendees have the opportunity to discover new innovations, technology and work practices while learning about all the key issues that affect the glass industry.

The exhibition provides unprecedented access to the Australian market, attracting decision makers from the fenestration, glass and security screen industries, but also to make new contacts.

In the backdrop of Doltone House a welcome party offered a fun and informative networking environment. The opportunity to network across the glass industry will be pursued during the Design Awards and Gala Dinner at the Star Sydney, in the beautiful setting of the harbor city.

With more than 700 expected delegates, AusFenEx provides a targeted opportunity to present the new Bottero machines, strengthen the Bottero brand freshly redesigned and develop new business relationships. The Australian fair also marks the beginning of a fruitful collaboration with the new partner Overseas Glass Agencies, one of the largest suppliers of glass processing, glass handling and glass storage machinery within the Australia – New Zealand region.

27 Aug 2019
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The glass factory is independently managed. It travels alone, without workers. With the help, if necessary, of remote control by 4.0 workers.

But above all, think. And learn from your mistakes. By improving production process performance and making full use of continuous cycle plants.

We are in Cuneo (Piedmont – Italy) , one of the provinces in the long chain of the "Silicon Valley". And we are at Bottero, a company that has been producing plants for large glass operators for 60 years. The only company in the sector able to supply machinery for the production of sheets and bottles, flat glass and hollow glass.

In Bottero's research laboratories, glass is always there with a window open to the future.

In fact, the engineers work with objectives that look forward to the next 20 years. One of these is the next great leap in industrial automation: the artificial intelligence that governs factory processes.

"Ten years ago we started to include the Internet of things in the production lines and therefore real-time connectivity and programming and remote control - says Marco Tecchio, CEO of Bottero, whose property is in the hands of three families of Cuneo. - Today we open the toolbox of new technologies: big data, machine learning, artificial intelligence".

The challenge is to make the wrists tremble. Even for a company like Bottero, firmly in the top 3 of the large manufacturers of machinery for the glass industry, with 180 million in turnover and exports that are worth 95% of revenues. The company Bottero from Cuneo is second in the world in terms of turnover, behind only the Swiss Bucher Emhart, which is, however, the only leader in hollow glass; and has installed over 50,000 plants worldwide.

Bottero has customers all over the world for glass: from pharmaceuticals (it has just signed an 8 million supply agreement with Bormioli Pharma) to ultra-thin glass that covers smartphone screens. And the customers are all the big glass operators: from "Saint-Gobain" to "Guardian" and "Agc glass".

"Today everyone talks about automation - continues Tecchio - but the paradigm of the digital factory is changing at the speed of light. Intelligent software enters the production lines. And on this front, the big developers are the big corporations".

What to do? The factories of the future will be produced by Amazon, Google and Apple.

"Digital multinationals will develop software. That's for sure. But we, the producers, will be the ones to decline this intelligence in the factory. To do this, we need to be updated. Not so much the principles of industry 4.0, but the principles of industry 5.0 and 6.0".

Bottero invests about 6% of its turnover in research and development. And he has a recruitment plan for new digital professionals.

"We are forced to always be ahead one step. If we lose the technological leadership we have today, we risk going out of business," explains Dr. Aldo Faccenda.

The organisational structure does not change. In Italy Bottero has plants in Trana (Turin), Vicenza and Pesaro. In addition, there is also a factory in China, in the province of Guangzhou. There are about 850 employees. The industry crisis has also hit hard in the Cuneo area. "But we have come out alive and well - continues Faccenda - thanks to internationalization and technology. The two lights that govern our plan for the future".