SIPA. The PET Specialist.

With 30 years of experience in PET containers solutions, SIPA has acquired considerable expertise in all available bottle manufacturing and filling technologies, from preforms to finished products, for the food and beverage, chemical products, cosmetics, detergents and pharmaceutical sectors.

SIPA is a technological partner whose main goal is to transfer its skills and expertise to its customers, offering innovative and competitive solutions to meet specific customer needs.
Our extensive product range includes equipment for production of preforms as well as single-stage injection-stretch-blow moulding systems and stretch blow moulding equipment (both rotary and linear), filling monoblocs, process equipment and a full range of robotised and palletising solutions. SIPA is also a mould maker for blowing and preform injection systems, both SIPA and non-SIPA, and it also has an important bottle design and engineering operation at the service of its customers.

With such a wide range of technical solutions, SIPA is able to offer a manufacturing scenario that best fits its customer’s requirements, taking into account factors such as bottle cost, energy savings, space and the need for flexibility.

With headquarters in Italy, the company can rely on 17 sales branches, 4 manufacturing facilities (two sites in Italy, one in Romania and one in China) and 28 service centres for fast access to service, parts, and expert engineering support. SIPA also offers injection mould refurbishing and conversion services, with 8 refurbishment centres in Italy, China, Japan, Mexico, Brazil, South Africa and two in the United States (Georgia and California).

  • SIPA IS ISO 9001 CERTIFIED. ISO 9001
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  • SIPA IS A SEDEX MEMBER. SEDEX

2018

First XTREME Renew system is installed and running in Japan allowing the commercial production of the first bottles in the world made in 100% recycled PET plastic from flakes (FtoP). First XTREME Sincro Cube, incorporating injection-compression molding, blowmolding and filling is sold to a Brazilian customer. A new model of ECS SP is launched, ECS SP 25 for the production of special containers in small lots. Opening of new branch in Seoul, South Korea.

2017

From the collaboration between Erema GmbH and SIPA, XTREME RENEW is born: the system transforms post-consumer flakes into high quality PET preforms in just one single step. The revolutionary injection-compression system XTREME produces preforms made up of 100% food grade rPET flakes. At the Drinktec 2017 is launched XTRA. SIPA’s new blow moulding machine is designed to achieve maximum performance with the lowest possible energy consumption at the best possible speed on the market. XTRA reaches the incredible output of 2550 b/h/c.

2016

Injection-compression perform system XTREME can be now connect with third generation of SIPA Rotary Blowmolders forming the XTREME Sincro: the flexibility of two machines, with the convenience of just one. SIPA strengthens its partnership with Engel Austria GmbH adding new PET preform production systems to its range. XFORM 350 is joining XFROM 500 in the range. New refurbishing centers for preform molds are opened in US and South America.

2015

Presentation of new ISBM systems model ECS SP 80 and ECS SP 50 at NPE show in Orlando, Florida. These machines are designed for production of containers in smaller lots than SIPA’s existing ECS HS and FX single-stage units.

2014

Launch of Flextronic W, electronic weight filler allowing an increase in the range of high-value products that can be filled: edible oil, milk, drinking yoghurt, detergents, personal care products and mineral oil. Introduction of the SFR EVO3: new generation of rotary blowers, faster, more versatile and efficient. Acquisition of all activities related to production of injection-stretch-blow moulding (ISBM) equipment at Automa S.p.A., another Italian company well-known in the PET packaging sector.

2013

A revolution in preform manufacturing systems: SIPA presents it preform injection-compression system called XTREME. Launch of Flextronic, modular platform for volumetric fillers, and Xfill configuration, enabling the highest filling flexibility of different products in the same monobloc.

2012

SIPA presents its XFORM 500, the new preform production system capable of competing with top class equipment. It is immediately a great business success. SIPA extends its manufacturing facilities to accommodate increased product requests by adding two more facilities.

2011

Launch of Active Layer: innovative solution for row preparation, a system designed to optimise the medium and low speed palletisation plants.

2010

Sipa and Porsche Consulting start a consultancy program for the creation of sustainable and measurable competitive advantage through process excellence and organisational coherence. Start-up of the lean manufacturing process on linear blow moulding machine SFL.

2009

SIPA strengthens its position as a provider of complete lines after the acquisition of Berchi Group. SIPA’s rotary blow moulder SFR EVO reaches an output of 2,200 b/h/c. At Drinktec exhibition in Munich, Germany, SIPA introduces two new products: the innovative Sincro Tribloc, integrating bottle blowing, labelling, filling and capping, and Fastlayer, the high speed solution for robotic layer preparation with active pack orientation and arrangement.

2008

SIPA Zoppas Industries acquires 100% of the Berchi Group, a manufacturer of complete bottling and packaging lines. The acquisition of Berchi Group successfully brings to completion SIPA’s natural vocation to provide 360° solutions, by incorporating the filling and end of line aspects into SIPA.

2007

Evolution of the SFR rotary blow moulding range to enhance performance and flexibility. First model presented is the SFR 12 EVO with an output of up to 2,000 bottle/hour/cavity i.e. 24,000 b/h with 12 blowing cavities. New preform production machine PPS 48 for the production of special preforms.

2006

Installation of the first SIPA industrial Coating Line to enhance PET barrier properties of non-alcoholic beer bottles. Smartcoat is an external coating process line with an high production capacity. It has been conceived as a modular coating production line with an output varying from 12,000 to 42,000 containers/hour.

2005

New linear blow moulder SFL 4 and SFL 6: high performance, low consumption and great flexibility - containers of up to 10 litres.

2004

New rotary blowing machine SFR 9/27 with single/triple cavities. New preform injection machine: PPS 24 with 12/16/24 injection cavities.

2003

Rotary blowers SFR reaches 1,750 bottles per cavity per hour; new preform injection machine with 72 cavities.

2001

SIPA's range of rotary blowers SFR is widened to include five models, from 12,000 to 40,000 b/h. SIPA has totally redesigned its PPS range. A new service is added: hot runner systems, manifolds, nozzles, controllers.

2000

SIPA products cover the complete range of systems for the production of PET containers: 1-step (ECS), 2-step injection (PPS) and 2-step blowing (SFL and SFR). With the aim of strengthening its 2-step offer, SIPA totally re-designs its PPS range of injection presses. A new service is added to the product range: injection and blowing moulds for SIPA machines as well as for competitor machines. Faced with market demand for complete lines (from bottle manufacturing to filling, labelling and capping), SIPA signs agreements with leaders in the filling market to provide a winning “turnkey” answer.

1999

SIPA presents the new, high-productivity rotary blowing machine. Thanks, in part, to this new system, the potential market is expanding and SIPA strengthens its position as the only company that can handle requests for 1-step systems as well as 2-steps solutions.

1998

A new market segment is opened: fresh milk in PET. 1-step systems producing up to 5 litre size bottle and high quality containers for household products, thanks to extremely high performance preferential heating.

1997

1-step machines reach 24,000 b/h and linear blowers reach 12,000 b/h. First 1-step machines sold to produce heat set & pasteurisable bottle and wide mouth jars. The range of machines is re-designed based on three product lines: 1-step systems, injection systems and blowing systems. The company growth is substantial and requires the construction of a new plant, close to the main factory.

1996

SIPA receives ISO 9001 certification. The output of ECS 1-step machines reaches 18,000 b/h. First injection machine to produce PET preforms.

1995

The output of the ECS 1-step machines reaches 12,000 b/h. SIPA machines can now also produce aseptic bottles for juices and isotonic. SIPA's rapid expansion in all world markets makes it necessary to broaden the sales network. Branches are opened in most strategic areas.

1994

The range of machines to produce PET containers is further extended and the output of linear blowing machines is increased to 4,000 b/h. First machines installed at Coca-Cola.

1993

The ECS range is improved and perfected to increase the production output and container performance, so as to respond to the needs not of mineral water bottles but also of carbonated soft drinks. The output of the ECS is raised to 8,000 b/h.

1990

The company invests heavily in its tooling department to produce all injection and blowing moulds internally, since the quality of the container is strongly related to the quality of the moulds.

1989

Plastic packaging activities become the major focus of the company. A new range of small linear blowing machines is designed, the SF line, and added to the 1-step range, the ECS. First 1,400 b/h blowing machine sold.

1988

The decision to enter the PET packaging business turns out to be very successful and SIPA sells its first PET 1-step machine for 4,000 b/h for mineral water bottles.

1986

In 1986 SIPA makes a strategic move to the production of PET packaging and acquires the technology license from a U.S. company, to produce PET (polyethylene terephthalate) bottles based on a 1-step process.

1980

SIPA (Società Industrializzazione Progettazione Automazione) is founded in 1980 as an engineering company to provide integrated systems for flexible automation.

Our Mission

LISTEN TO OUR CUSTOMERS, UNDERSTAND THE REAL NEEDS, GIVE ADDED-VALUE SOLUTIONS.

Our mission is to listen to you, understand your specific circumstances, offer appropriate and innovative solutions, advanced and impeccable service - and in the final analysis give you more value. Our strength relies on our ability to innovate—and innovate for a purpose, which is to make our customers more successful. Our target is to establish long lasting relationships with our customers to make sure that what we are developing now is really what they will want in the future. We started offering PET packaging manufacturing solutions 30 years ago. The experience and expertise that the company has built up over that time is vast. This is what helps us to select the appropriate solution to specific needs in the most flexible way.

Be creative and innovate

The best way to predict the future is to invent it. We at SIPA strongly believe that our task is to find a better way of making things happen. Because there is always a better way. Our solutions are on the cutting edge of technology, the force of innovation is an element that distinguishes our machines and our systems. Innovation is a key area in which SIPA invests - and will continue to invest - enormous energy. We don’t simply imagine products or applications, we imagine future businesses, in which innovation makes it possible to solve your needs more efficiently and more profitably.

Provide sustainable solutions

We aim to provide sustainable packaging solutions; to design and develop production systems that assure the reduction in energy consumption and consistent reduction of CO2 emissions expanding PET boundaries above all whenever replacement from our materials brings advantages to the environment.

Flexible solutions

We believe that flexibility is even more important than productivity to survive and prosper in these uncertain times. We want to give you the greatest flexibility possible, to allow your imagination to fly. When required, we can add our engineering and design expertise to yours to create the most amazing objects.

Our motto is
“Feel free to imagine. We make it happen.”
  • SIPA and the environment

    SIPA's commitment to the environment is continuous, effective, measurable.
    SIPA has always focused on a more reasoned consumption of PET, enabling its customers to produce lighter-weight containers, removing material where it is not necessary. All this without compromising any of the container's mechanical properties or aesthetic features. Furthermore, we were one of the first to successfully process plastic bottles made from plant matter and renewable sources.
    Our company is carrying out a sustainable innovation program, developing continuous technical improvements that aim to minimize the environmental impact of our machines, increase their efficiency and at the same time reduce power, compressed air and water consumption.

    With the introduction of XTREME Renew, SIPA stands as a leading company in compliance with the principles of Circular Economy.

    XTREME Renew is the world's first integrated system for the production of food contact preforms containing 100% r PET flakes. XTREME Renew was developed in collaboration with EREMA, the Austrian company specializing in plastics recycling technologies.
    The system is the synergistic combination of two already successful innovations – Erema's Vacurema and XTREME from SIPA. Compared with alternative systems for recycling old PET bottles back into new ones, it simplifies the process, uses less energy, reduces logistic and costs less to run.
    Thanks to its innovative products, SIPA is committed to meet the needs of its customers, providing more efficient, modern, and undoubtedly more sustainable production systems.

  • Quality Policy

    The Quality Policy, according to the company mission and strategic direction, state the value that Total Quality has for all SIPA organisation.

    Quality policy:
  • Ethical code

    The ethical code defines the commitments and ethical business and corporate responsibilities taken on by those working with SIPA SpA, whether they be employees or management.

    Ethical code: Decree 231 form:
  • Zoppas industries group

    SIPA is part of the Zoppas Industries Group of companies, privately owned by the Zoppas Family.
    The Group mainly operates in two industrial sectors: heating elements and systems for various markets, from white goods to aerospace (Zoppas Industries Heating Element Technologies) and packaging production systems (SIPA).
    The Group, with more than 7,200 employees in IRCA/SIPA, has 13 manufacturing facilities located in 10 countries.
    In recent years, the Group has accelerated both its production and commercial penetration activities at international level, both in Europe and in emerging markets in Asia, India and Africa.

Associations and cooperations

SIPA is part of numerous market associations at world level. The company, which has always been involved in innovation, has also worked over the years with university and research institutes, building up significant synergisms.