SMI Group boosts Canadian presence
By Canadian Packaging StaffGeneral Omnifission Paolo Nava SMI Group
Omnifission named as official SMI distributor in Canada.
Mississauga, Ont.-based industrial equipment distributor Omnifission Inc. has been appointed as the exclusive sales agent for the central and eastern region of Canada—including stocking of spare parts and offering comprehensive after-sales support—for the complete “world-class” cold-fill filling lines, palletizing/depalletizing, conveying, shrinkwrapping, multipacking, case-packing and tray-packing equipment manufactured by the Italian-based SMI Group.
Headed by chief executive officer Paolo Nava (see picture below), and comprised of six globally-operated divisions—including SMIFlexi, SMIForm, SMILine, SMIPal, SMIMec and SMITec—SMI Group boasts an extensive global installation base in over 130 countries worldwide, with the company’s client list including the world’s leading food-and-beverage multinationals such as Nestlé, Danone, Unilever, Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, Diageo, Heinz, Heineken, SABMiller, Inbev and Carlsberg.
Employing over 650 people worldwide, the company’s divisions generated combined revenues of €101.2 million ($133 million) in 2011, with soft-drink and bottled-water markets accounting for nearly 70 per cent of total sales.
Serving a growing customer base of over 200 customers in the food-and-beverage, brewing, pharmaceutical and chemical industries across North America and the Caribbean region, the privately-owned Omnifission employs 15 full-time staff (including nine technical personnel) to provide turnkey equipment installation—including design assistance, procurement, installation, commissioning and personnel training.