Flexibility and digitisation at the core for Noxon

Noxon is a San Marino-based company specialising in the design and production of pallet stabilisation machines using stretch film. Specifically, the company’s portfolio consists of self-propelling robots and rotating table wrapping machines, rotating ring winders for elongated shaped products and manual and automatic sealer machines for closing cardboard boxes. Today, the company is recognised as a leader in the field of industrial packaging, a position it has established and maintained by listening attentively to the market and investing continuously in R&D. In view of participation in IPACK-IMA, we spoke to Noxon’s sales department to find out where the company is headed and what challenges it expects to face in the future.


What technological solutions are you working on at the moment?


The IoT (Internet of Things) marks a major step forward as it means that all our new products can be interconnected. This allows for countless applications, including the acquisition of statistical data on machine utilisation and consumables consumption, as well as the ability to provide remote customer support. We are also expanding our range with increasingly flexible solutions that allow for the highest degree of customisation, making our products suitable for any need. This is also a crucial aspect from a commercial perspective as it allows us to expand our target market.


What contribution can your technologies make to sustainability and digitalisation?


Noxon’s biggest contribution to sustainability comes from supplying equipment that allows for huge savings in packaging materials. For example, the carriages with pre-stretch system provided with our wrapping stations allow for savings of up to 400% compared to standard systems without pre-stretch. In practical terms, this means that our pre-stretch solution requires just 100 mg of film to package a product compared to the 500 mg needed with standard systems. In addition, our machines have the versatility needed to be able to use consumables obtained from recycled raw materials, which by their nature have a much lower environmental impact.


In what direction is the market heading?


The issue of sustainability, which affects the entire supply chain from raw material producers through to end consumers, is driving demand for – and consequently research into – sustainable, low-impact materials. At the same time, our customers require solutions that combine reliability, ease of use and savings of consumables. In the first case, this means supplying systems capable of using recycled and recyclable or in any case low-impact materials. In the second case, market demand is fuelling the development of machines with an increasingly high level of automation and which are simple to use and maintain.


We are also investing heavily in the development of after-sales systems so as to offer customers an increasingly comprehensive service package. Last but not least, we are seeking business partners with strong connections in their local markets for long-term business relationships with a view to ensuring a constant presence and support even in geographically distant countries.