More than 50 years of flexible packaging technology
From the beginning, PFM have worked constantly towards helping their customers achieve success and create opportunity for innovation as well as helping them to encourage and make the most of people’s professional and personal skills.
Goals can only be achieved by manufacturing excellent quality machines is the principle that drives PFM. These thoughts were already in the founder’s mind and have evolved over time, adapting to new design and manufacturing requirements to become a strategic priority today.
Research and Development are part of the act of creating and aim to identify the technical means necessary to put an original idea into practice. PFM believe this function is crucial, so much so that the R&D department is run personally by the proprietors.
The innovation that PFM has over the years continuously offered the markets is the result of investment into Research and Development. This can clearly be seen in the daily work of dozens of technicians who are spurred on to pool their skills and share their experience and objectives. There is a deep awareness in these men and women that a new idea stems from a highly motivated, joyful spirit and is irreplaceable and inalienable in a modern company that sets its sights on the future, on an ever more selective and diversified market.
The strength of the PFM Group lies in its original technological ideas, in its perseverance to create new ones and its absolute determination to be always one step ahead.
We are organised, efficient and competitive and aim to offer you the best every time.
- Founder: Pietro Fioravanti
- Founded in: 1964
- Present Partners: Elisabetta Moro Fioravanti, Paolo Fioravanti, Andrea Fioravanti
- President: Elisabetta Moro Fioravanti
- Managing Director: Paolo Fioravanti
- R&D and Sales Director: Andrea Fioravanti
- Italian Headquarters: PFM Packaging Machinery S.p.A.
- 13 Companies, 7 overseas subsidiaries, 7 manufacturing sites, 6 fatories in Italy.
Facts and figures
PFM Group’s annual growth over the last ten years has been between 15 and 18 per cent, with outstanding standards of product quality and technical solutions reflected in a high level (90% repeat business) of customer loyalty.
With its principal objective of market recognition for specialization and reliability in mind, the PFM Group continues to pursue a customer-oriented marketing policy, in which relations with the customer are at the focal point of its operations.
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PFM Group Timeline
Italianapack which produces horizontal flow packaging machines is born.
The company Fioravanti Pietro & C. snc is formed.
Italianapack is sold to American Group FMC.
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.
The year 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.
Mass production of ovens and rising units. The prototype of the heatshrinking oven is ready: the SUPER COMPACT, PFM’s first angular packaging machine.
Birth of the CC150, the first small flow pack packaging machine which is an immediate success in the market place.
A new packaging machine is designed: PFM 80 SUPER.
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.
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.
The heat-shrinking machine SC83 is created. 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.
Begins the production of packaging machines for mozzarella.
10 service centres are spread across Italy. PFM evolved and grew, also in terms of the number of employees.
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.
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.
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.
PFM buy 100% of SPS Packaging System.
PFM Germany was born.
PFmeccanica was born.
PFM Russia was born.
PFM Iberica was born.
PFM USA is born, based in Huntington Beach, Los Angeles.
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.
PFM is 50 years old and commemorates it by inaugurating, in the headquarters, new spaces for Research & Development and Technical support.
PFM Asia Pacific is born in Singapore / Bangkok.
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.
Introducing the new PFM logo, created and designed by globally renowned designer Heinz Waibl, to outline the new brand identity, from the beginnings to the future.
The overall revenue reaches 100 million Euros. R-Series is born.
MBP inaugurates a new factory of 6000 square meters.
pfmtechlab was born.
PFM France was born.
Purchase of new production site adjacent to PFM Spa