After 40 years of continuous effort Alfa Machine is rightly considered a leading company in the field of tailor-made packaging machinery. Our best guide for the future is our past, shaped by Alfa Machine's innovative spirit, its vast experience in machine manufacturing and its personalized after-sales support.
Design and manufacture of 2 (two) completely automatic Filling Line for Traditional Yogurt. This line is designed specifically upon the specifications of the biggest dairy of Eastern Europe. The Automatic Filling Line for Traditional Yogurt can accommodate both plastic cups and clay pots.
Re-design of the In-Mould-Labelling (IML) system in order to be appropriate for both cold and hot filled products up to 92C. Successful integratation in two large scale FFS machines.
Alfa Machine becomes the first FFS manufacturer to present the innovative version of IML system for both cold and hot filled products in the international exhibition of Gulfood Manufacturing in Dubai.
Alfa Machine is founded by Dimitris and Yannis Kourtoglou as a packaging machinery manufacturing company, specialized in the food packaging sector. Kourtoglou brothers brought with them many years of experience in the food processing industry, mainly in the canning and juice production sectors. Dimitri's past employment as a mechanical engineer and Yanni's background as an electronics/electrical engineer provided the foundations of Alfa Machine's initial technological expertise.
The idea for an In Mold Labeling system adapted to FFS machines is dated back to 2002. There was always a growing demand for decoration means on cups produced by FFS machinery, that was not satisfied by the existing systems. Our aim was to develop a labeling application which would offer maximum adherence and easy changeover of products, along with the capability to be applied not only to straight walled but to conical cups as well. Moreover, this system would have to reduce the cost per label by using a cost effective material. Another guideline was to reduce the size of the system to minimum, while maximizing its usability.
All those specifications were finally met and the Alfa Machine IML system was presented at the Interpack 2008 exhibition with great success.
The patent application for this invention was filed on 18 July 2008 and is now granted.