Peripass announces partnership with leading glass packaging giant, Vetropack

Sep 7, 2023 | New client

[Ghent, Belgium, 28/08/2023] – In a significant move underscoring the convergence of technology and industrial prowess, Peripass is thrilled to reveal its partnership with Vetropack, Europe’s leading glass packaging producer. This collaboration heralds the establishment of a cutting-edge solution at Vetropack’s pilot plant in Boffalora, west of Milan – a landmark project for Vetropack with an investment of a whopping 300 million EUR, representing the largest undertaking in the company’s history.

The Vision Behind the Partnership

Vetropack’s new facility, equipped with state-of-the-art glass furnaces and an automated warehouse, emphasizes the importance of integrated logistical solutions to streamline operations. With Peripass, Vetropack aims to:

  1. Enhance Driver Experience: Utilizing Peripass Self-Service-Registration, Vetropack aims to provide drivers with a seamless and friendly registration process, expediting their check-ins.
  2. Boost Logistics Efficiency: The objective is clear: reduce truck drivers’ drive-through time and ensure smoother, faster, and more efficient logistics operations.
  3. Intelligent Dispatching: Leveraging the Peripass Control Tower, Vetropack will benefit from smart dispatching, ensuring optimized movement and minimal delays.

Why Vetropack Chose Peripass

The flexibility and configurability of Peripass’s software to meet the unique requirements of the Boffalora site played a pivotal role in this collaboration. Vetropack was particularly impressed with the solution’s automation capabilities, its seamless integration with their TMS software, and the potential to roll out the software across various sites in Europe.

About Peripass:

Peripass is the yard automation solution. 

We help production plants & distribution centres add self-service and automation to their yard operations so they can expand their throughput, while improving safety and visibility on their yard.

Our solution uniquely combines software and hardware to help clients solve typical problems related to their yard operations.These issues include: truck traffic congestion and dangerous manoeuvring around their sites, instructing truck drivers in foreign languages, dispatching efficiency leading to limited throughput, high carrier demurrage costs, time lost on manual audit logging or manually operating weighing systems.

About Vetropack:

At Vetropack, we enable people to enjoy food and beverages as safely as possible by providing solutions that combine optimum elegance with maximum responsibility. We view glass as the most sustainable packaging solution – and the perfect material to ensure that food is packaged safely. Our holistic Service plus+ approach helps our customers to optimise their value chains and guarantee consumers’ safety. Close, long-lasting relationships are the hallmarks of our collaboration with partners. Guided by our understanding of environmental responsibility and cost efficiency, we aim to minimise our carbon footprint throughout the supply chain, and we are committed to recycling as the key to optimising product life-cycles.

Vetropack Group is one of Europe’s leading manufacturers of glass packaging for the food and beverage industry with around 4,000 employees and net revenues of CHF 899.4 million in 2022. Vetropack has state-of-the-art production facilities as well as sales and distribution offices in Switzerland, Austria, the Czech Republic, Croatia, Slovakia, Ukraine, Italy, the Republic of Moldova and Romania.

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