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History

History

Timeline

  • 1964: Italianapack which produces horizontal flow packaging machines is born.
  • 1969: the company Fioravanti Pietro & c. snc is formed.
  • 1972: Italianapack is sold to American Group FMC.
  • 1971: yet more machines are built; such as sealers, coupon feeders and cardboard sheeters. The construction of the first systems for the packaging of breadsticks begins.
  • 1975 begins with an unexpected crisis. The market successfully sells forced hot air rotary ovens: Pietro Fioravanti decides to launch production of these new products. It is the springboard for PFM.
  • 1977 arrives with mass production of ovens and rising units. The prototype of the heatshrinking oven is ready: the SUPER COMPACT, PFM’s first angular packaging machine.
  • 1979 sees the birth of the CC150, the first small flow pack packaging machine which is an immediate success in the market place.
  • 1980: a new packaging machine is designed: PFM 80 SUPER.
  • 1981: the SC81 is developed. The first prototype of the PFM 2000 takes shape, in particular the design of the dwell unit in oil bath of this machine.
  • 1982: PFM reduces the production of ovens while the flow pack catches on. A clear signal, that determines the commercial trend and investments of the company. the PFM 80 is completely redesigned and it is introduced in a packaging line for nougat; the PFM 2000 is perfected and a new stainless steel version is developed.
  • In 1983 the heat-shrinking machine SC83. The foreign sales increase, in particular in Greece, Israel, Holland, Morocco, Germany and France.
  • 1984 sees the arrival of PFM in the United States, where the first PFM 2000 is sold; sees the development of the PFM 2500 and the first PFM LVA is produced. The ruling on mozzarella packages comes into effect.
  • 1985 is synonymous with mozzarella packaging systems.
  • 1986: 10 service centres are spread across Italy. PFM evolved and grew, also in terms of the number of employees.
  • 1987: PFM Uk was born.
  • The Nineties were busy, but also very rewarding years for PFM. The range of machines is expanded further. Many technological components and machine accessories are also redesigned and improved.
  • 1991: PFM Canada was born.
  • In 2001 PFM acquires the majority share of the company BG Pack of Bergamo, with the aim of achieving European leadership in cheese packaging. The technical department of PFM introduces the market to the Pocket Bag.
  • 2002: PFM obtains the UNI EN ISO 9001-2000 (Vision 2000) certification for the Central Italian headquarters. PFM acquires the majority share of the company MBP, producers of multi-head and vertical packaging machines.
  • 2003: PFM buy 100% of SPS Packaging System.
  • 2004: PFM Germany was born.
  • 2006: PFmeccanica was born.
  • 2007: PFM Russia was born.
  • 2010: PFM Iberica was born.
  • 2011: New machines are introduced at Interpack: PFM Solaris, PFM Zenith Duo Bag, PFM Supernova. MBP C1, C2, C3, C4 Series and DMA Versions, SPS automatic highspeed line, SPS automatic feed system for on-edge biscuit wrapping, SPS B1600 sandwiching machine, SPS Regola, BG Pack Vetta with ultrasonic sealing system.
  • 2012: PFM Group enters the pouch sector with D-Series, an array of horizontal form fill seal machines dedicated to the widely appreciated Stand-Up Pouches’ production.
  • 2013: PFM UK wins the PPMA AWARD for best packaging machines producer. PFM China is born in Shangai as a new business branch to supply the chinese market every technical and commercial services on complete lines, weighing and packaging systems by PFM Group.
  • 2014: PFM is 50 years old and commemorates it by inaugurating, in the headquarters, new spaces for Research & Development and Technical support.
  • 2015: Introducing the new PFM logo, created and designed by globally renowned designer Heinz Weibl, to outline the new brand identity, from the beginnings to the future.
  • 2016: The overall revenue reaches 100 million Euros. R-Series is born.
  • 2017: MBP inaugurates a new factory of 6000 square meters.