Coesia at Ipack-Ima and Pharmintech

Interview - Alessandro Parimbelli, chief executive officer at Coesia

Coesia at Ipack-Ima and Pharmintech.

What prospects do you see for 2022?

2022 has started positively in terms of sales and new opportunities, with an increase in business compared to last year. The geopolitical and economic situation is inevitably having an impact on our industry as well. In addition to a general increase in raw materials, we are experiencing difficulties in sourcing electronic components and increasing logistical complexities. Nevertheless, at Coesia we are continuing to work closely with customers and suppliers to support them in their investment and technological development projects.

What technologies will you be bringing to the show?

Coesia participates in both Ipack-Ima and Pharmintech. Thanks to its companies, the Group offers a complete portfolio of solutions and services in the Consumer sector and is also present in the Pharma sector. In order to support its customers, who are facing new market challenges aimed increasingly at greater sustainability and digitization of processes, Coesia has chosen to bring its sustainability, digitization, automation and e-commerce solutions to the show. In addition, the eight participating companies (ACMA, Atlantic Zeiser, Citus Kalix, FlexLink, GF, HAPA, Norden and Volpak) will present their latest innovations in terms of production, printing and factory automation to improve production efficiency, digitization of operations and the ecological footprint of packaging for the FMCG and pharmaceutical markets.

What are your expectations for the event?

We expect the 2022 editions of Ipack-Ima and Pharmintech to be driven by the desire to restart after two years marked by the impossibility of organizing exhibitions. We are enthusiastic about presenting our solutions and our technological innovations, about meeting customers and visitors, and about supporting them in all their business needs.

The Covid-19 pandemic led to the country-wide lockdown on 25 March 2020. It will be two years tomorrow as I write this. What have we learned in this time? Maybe the meaning of resilience since small companies like us have had to rely on our resources and the forbearance of our employees as we have struggled to produce our trade platforms.

The print and packaging industries have been fortunate, although the commercial printing industry is still to recover. We have learned more about the digital transformation that affects commercial printing and packaging. Ultimately digital will help print grow in a country where we are still far behind in our paper and print consumption and where digital is a leapfrog technology that will only increase the demand for print in the foreseeable future.

Web analytics show that we now have readership in North America and Europe amongst the 90 countries where our five platforms reach. Our traffic which more than doubled in 2020, has at times gone up by another 50% in 2021. And advertising which had fallen to pieces in 2020 and 2021, has started its return since January 2022.

As the economy approaches real growth with unevenness and shortages a given, we are looking forward to the PrintPack India exhibition in Greater Noida. We are again appointed to produce the Show Daily on all five days of the show from 26 to 30 May 2022.

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