Piovan

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Piovan S.p.A.
Founded 1934
Headquarters Santa Maria di Sala, Italy
Website www.piovan.com

Company Profile

Piovan is a leading enterprise in supplying ancillary equipment, engineered solutions and services to the plastics industry. Together with the other companies of the group, Piovan aims to be a trusted partner for customers in meeting challenges.

The company was founded in 1934 in Padua, Italy and launched its first auxilary equipment in 1964 for the plastics industry.

Products

  • feeding and conveying
  • drying and dehumidifying
  • dosing and blending
  • granulation
  • temperatur control
  • process water cooling

Technology

  • software
  • analysis instrumentation

History

  • 1934 - founded as Costante Piovan & Figli, a specialist in precision mechanics
  • 1950s - company lays foundations for a widespread commercial expansion in Europe
  • 1960s - Luigi Piovan guides the company in a leading role of auxiliary machinery
    • first granulator, convair dryer and convector feeder produced
  • 1970 - Piovan produces complete range of auxiliary equipment for plastic processing.
    • first refigeration line
    • Joint venture with ‚Star‘, a japanese robot manufacturer
    • Piovan Germany opens in Garching
  • 1980s - Innovation, engineering and specialisation in PET
    • new facility in Santa Maria di Sala, new headquarter o Piovan
    • Piovan France opens in Brion
  • 1990s - Piovan increases its market share not only in PET but also in fields like Automotive, Electronics and Textile
    • new branches in Canada, Brazil and Asia
    • Software company purchased in order to develop remote plant monitoring and control systems
  • 2000s - new factories in Brazil and China
    • new branches in Mexico, UK, Austria, Hungary and the Czech Republic, India, Turkey, Thailand, Indonesia and Vietnam
  • 2008 - US company Universal Dynamics purchased
  • 2010 - it aquires the majority stake in Fdm, a german company specialising in extrusion technology
  • 2014 - Penta becomes part of Piovan
  • 2015 - Aquatech a new company in the industrial cooling sector founded
    • Energy is new member of Piovan group
    • new branches in Algeria, Japan, Dubai and Vietnam

References

PETplanet Insider Articles

Issue 03 / 2020: New generation dryer for rPET
Issue 10 / 2019: Getting the best from recycled materials
Issue 10 / 2017: Products towards Industry 4.0
Issue 05 / 2017: Low temperature and constant viscosity
Issue 10 / 2016: Winfactory 4.0
Issue 03 / 2016: Trade show preview: Customized granulators
Issue 10 / 2015: New machine for high-efficiency drying
Issue 04 / 2015: „Next generation“ PET drying technology
Issue 03 / 2015: Piovan 2014: reporting growth for another year
Issue 03 / 2015: Piovan S.p.A.
Issue 10 / 2014: Acetaldehyde analysis ten years on
Issue 09 / 2014: New gravimetric blender by Piovan
Issue 04 / 2014: Piovan‘s golden year
Issue 10 / 2013: Market segmentation
Issue 09 / 2013: Drying solution
Issue 07 / 2012: Masterbatch metering unit
Issue 07 / 2012: Piovan Turkey expanding
Issue 06 / 2012: Cool running
Issue 06 / 2011: EcoSmart chillers
Issue 03 / 2011: Post-consumer PET recycling
Issue 10 / 2010: PET preform production IT system
Issue 09 / 2010: K-Show 2010 – Next-generation dryers, dosers, feeding and handling
Issue 04 / 2010: Auto-adaptive drying systems claims major energy savings
Issue 03 / 2010: Improved energy ciónsumption

External links

Piovan Website