The Italian Trade Agency, the Government agency that supports the business development of Italian companies abroad, together with 11 Italian packaging, printing, plastics and processing professionals and companies, are currently exhibiting at the Propak East Africa 2022 at the Sarit Centre Nairobi.

NAIROBI, Kenya: The Ambassador of Italy to Kenya, Alberto Pieri is encouraging Kenyan and African companies to forge smart partnerships with their Italian counterparts to accelerate trade and development through the Italian Trade Agency.

The Italian Trade Agency, the Government agency that supports the business development of Italian companies abroad, together with 11 Italian packaging, printing, plastics and processing professionals and companies, are currently exhibiting at the Propak East Africa 2022 at the Sarit Centre Nairobi.

“It’s a great pleasure to have here in Nairobi such a large and qualified group of Italian companies attending, in a particularly meaningful moment, after the very difficult times we have been experiencing all over the world with the COVID-19 pandemic,” Ambassador Pieri said.

With a turnover of more than Є6 Billion, he said, the Italian automatic packaging machinery sector is one of the most dynamic Italian industries, consisting of some 200 -250 industrial-sized companies, along with around 300 production units with artisanal characteristics, and its export propensity is one of the highest – more than 80%.

Here are the 11 Italian companies currently in Nairobi and seeking for business opportunities, including smart partnerships with Kenyan and African companies:

The Italian Trade Agency front desk at the Propak East Africa 2022.


The AROL GROUP [] serves beverage, beer, food, wine, spirits, personal care, chemical, household care, cosmetics industries. Our machinery and integrated systems and devices increase line control, efficiency, consumer safety. With the consumer as priority, our customer-made durable and reliable equipment ensure the end product freshness and flavor. To date, the AROL GROUP has installed more than 30,000 machines worldwide. It can count on 750 experts in 4 production plants and 11 operative branches in the world.

Cavanna SPA

Cavanna Packaging Group [] is an Italian company, born in Piedmont, specializing in packaging systems flowpack allowing a small wrapper to wrap a single product or group of products with a plastic film.

Among the various sectors in which these types of packaging are used, there is first of all the food sector(industrial baking monotype and assorted biscuits, chocolate, products for breakfast, sweet and savory snacks, bread substitutes, coffee pods for automatic and semi-automatic coffee maker, cheese, frozen products), but also non-food, cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries.

Galdi S.r.l.

Galdi S.r.l. []provides value-added solutions for the filling and packaging of milk, dairy products, fruit juices, and liquid eggs in Gable Top cartons and is committed to ensuring customer satisfaction through ongoing relationships.

Supports in designing and developing the layout of the production area, including packaging and handling equipment. The firm also supplies coordinated and integrated systems, which take into account existing spaces and processes, as well as safety.

The company integrates the best automation systems to ensure efficiency along the entire packaging line: from filling up to end-of-line, from handling to pallets ready ready for shipping. 

Goglio S.p.A

Goglio[] is leader in flexible packaging, rigid plastic accessories such as valves and spouts, and packaging machines. The integration of all these elements is represented by their trademark, Fres-co System.

Their packaging lines include form, fill and seal machines for modified atmosphere and vacuum packaging. The range of Goglio’s packaging solutions for food involves various production segments: coffee, tuna fish, tomato sauce, catering, hot filled bags up to 10 liters, aseptic food packages up to 1500 liters, rice, sterilized and frozen foodstuffs, ready-made meals, bakery products.


IPI [] is one of the world’s leading suppliers of aseptic carton packaging for the beverage and liquid food industry. For more than 40 years, it has been providing complete systems including innovative aseptic packaging materials, state-of-the-art filling machines and tailored technical service support.

The firm operates in over 50 countries, supporting beverage brands in launching successful products on the market. Its packaging, in multilayer structure, is primarily used for long-life milk and dairy products, non-carbonated soft drinks such as fruit juices, wine and spirits, and liquid foods such as soups, tomatoes and sauces.

Makpro S.r.l

Makpro [] is able to supply filling lines suitable for a wide range of products such as mineral water, carbonated soft drinks, wine, beer, edible oils, mixed alcoholic beverages, liqueurs, fruit juices, etc., in traditional or modern packaging, such as PET, Glass, HDPE bottles, cans and bag-in box.

The company seeks for consolidated partnerships with machinery suppliers that can be integrated into their engineering projects solutions for new bottling and packaging lines, or for the restructuring and upgrading of existing plants.

R.Bardi Srl

R.Bardi [] is a more than 70 years old leading company in the worldwide beverage market for big water bottles. The product portfolio is made of complete lines for returnable 5 gallon bottles (from 300 bph to 3,000 bph) and filling lines from 5-19 PET one way bottles (from 500 boh to 4,000 bph). The last development is represented by partented washers for returnable glass bottles. 

SMI Group

SMI Group [] designs and manufactures a wide range of bottling systems & packaging machines for the industry of food & beverage, household cleaning and personal hygiene products and chemical and pharmaceutical products, able to meet production requirements up to 36,800 bottles per hour (according to the machine model and to the type of container).

Sottoriva S.p.A

Sottoriva S.p.A. [] has become a leading company in the world of machines and plants for bread production.

It produces a huge range of machines and ovens of different types and capacities, which meet the different customers’ individual requirements coming from all around the world.

The firm supply singular machines up to semi-automatic and automatic plants for small, medium and big bakery and pastry making confectionery factories.

Tropical Food Machinery

Tropical Food Machinery [] can design and manufacture complete processing lines of local fruits according to the more advanced technical and technological solutions, ensuring a final product in compliance with the strictest international quality standards.

The company can manufacture any type of plant for the industrial process of tropical, deciduous fruit and tomato producing several finished products like nectars, natural juices, concentrated juices, purée, chopped pulps, fruit in syrup and juice, ketchup, sauces, jams.


UCIMA [], the Union of Italian Manufacturers of Automatic Packaging and Packaging Machines – is the national trade association that brings together, represents and assists the Italian manufacturers of packaging and packaging machines, grouping within it about 200 companies, including the most representative of the sector and located throughout the national territory; the highest concentration is recorded in Emilia-Romagna, Lombardy, Veneto and Piedmont. 

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