GOLFERA - Meat transformation and processing

GOLFERA - Meat transformation and processing

The Sector

Meat transformation and processing – salami and cold cooked meats

The Company

GOLFERA in Lavezzola Spa  – Lavezzola (Ravenna)

Golfera in Lavezzola S.p.A. is a leading company in the food and drinks market. For over twenty years, it has been operating in the salami and cold cooked meats sector, investing and focusing its research into new products and in meeting new market needs, without however losing its respect for tradition.
The strict parameters the company has adopted to select its ingredients, its rigorous raw material supplier screening process and the production phases employed in its technologically advanced factories, all ensure that the company's products are always of the highest quality.

Of these, special mention must be made of the “Golfetta”, the progenitor of the GOLFERA line. With its fascinating shape and highly original flavour, it has won wide-ranging public consensus, consolidating its position as the most innovative product in the sector. The “Golfetta” – together with a wide range of other GOLFERA products - are present in the vast majority of national and international distribution chains.

The Solution

Mercury Plus price-weight labelling devices were introduced into the sliced salami and cooked meat department. They are used to weigh and label products with both a variable and fixed weight, in accordance with orders entered by the client.
Specifically, Mercury - with its double printing and application system from the top and bottom - is used to accurately apply brand labels to the upper part, while the technical label is positioned on the lower part, or viceversa, in an extremely flexible manner. Besides EAN barcodes, these labels also contain data on weight (variable or fixed), dates, sums and all the other information provided and programmed by the management system for that particular client, in addition new GS1 DATABAR barcodes.
In case of a fixed weight, Mercury Plus is used to check package weights in accordance with the requirements of Law 690 and Presidential Decree 391, and produces a final report as well.
Thanks to an accessory printing system, the Mercury Plus system also produces a total label for crates or pallets, once the total number of pieces provided has been reached or - more simply - upon the operator’s request.
Furthermore, additional accessories such as stop gates for trays and/or sacks and switches at the end of the line - both to separate OK packages from rejected packages and to sort packages once they have reached a given total – are available to create an extremely automated and highly flexible system, providing the ideal solution for the production needs of a modern cold meat and salami packaging department.

Advantages

  •     double printing and application system from both the top and bottom
  •     brand label (above), technical label (below)
  •     label with an EAN barcode as well as weight, lot, and traceability information
  •     total labels for crates and pallets
  •     Packing List (kg, lb) printouts for export outside the EEC
  •     pallet label with an SSCC code
  •     efficient operations to produce transport documents, invoices and warehouse unloading documents without further manual intervention, eliminating dead times, waste and errors
  •     flexible system use
  •     weight controls in accordance with Law 680