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General Bottling AROL East Canada AROL SpA capping technology FT System UNIMAC-GHERRI

The acquisition will allow UNIMAC-GHERRI filling and capping materials to be available globally thanks to AROL’s global advantage.

AROL SpA, an Italy-headquartered global company involved in the design, production and distribution of capping and corking systems, has finalized its acquisition of Italian packaging equipment manufacturer UNIMAC-GHERRI, a specialist in the production of filling and capping of glass containers with twist-off caps.

The acquisition of UNIMAC-GHERRI is part of the growth strategy of AROL SpA who are looking to expand its equipment offerings and integration of high-tech equipment. AROL is a part of FT System, who specialize in non-destructive inspection and quality control for in-line and laboratory work.

AROL designs tailor-made solutions for the food, beverage, wine & spirits, household care, personal care, pharmaceutical and chemical sectors.

With FT System, the AROL group counts on more than 600 specialists and 14 operational branches in four continents, manufacturing over 700 closing systems and more than 500 control systems a year, with over 26.000 machines installed globally.


“We are particularly pleased to have enriched our offer to our customers with the machines produced by UNIMAC-GHERRI, from over 30 years synonymous of quality and reliability in twist-off closures,” says AROL chief executive officer Alberto Cirio.

UNIMAC-GHERRI chief executive officer Renzo Tavaroli says: “Thanks to the integration in AROL SpA, we will be able to expand our commercial presence and after-sale all over the world, as well as to carry out quickly the important innovations to develop our systems and implement the digital transformation as required by the ultimate packaging installations.”

AROL products are available in Canada via its AROL East Canada location in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan.

Image above shows cap options available from AROL. Company information available at


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