Cartotecnica Postumia Spa
For over 50 years Cartotecnica Postumia has been designing, printing and making packaging for the food industry, as well as shoppers for retail. We manufacture in Italy, in the heart of the Veneto region, in Carmignano di Brenta, and deliver all over the world.
Cartotecnica postumia s.p.a. was founded in 1967 by Ettore Gava, who after 37 years of working in a local paper mill, decided to become an entrepreneur just before his retirement and to start a company in the sector he knew best: paper.
Today we are still a family business, led by Pierluigi Gava, CEO and grandson of the founder.
Our company values have remained the same as those of their founder, and we base all of our strategic and operational choices on them:
- The importance of change and innovation of production processes, while still remaining within the same sector of paper packaging.
- The value given to people, the only asset that acquires value over time, thanks to continuous training and experience.
- Reliability and the importance of keeping our commitments.
- Mutual respect and strong relationships with customers, suppliers and employees, many of whom we have long-standing relations with.
These values constitute the essence of Cartotecnica Postumia, our why:
“To take care of our customers’ identity.”
A question of identity and value
We are what dresses your flour, sugar and any other product that needs to be packaged in a paper bag. We are the image of the brand that leaves the shop and enters people’s homes. With our branded paper goods we become part of the identity of your products.
“We care about your Identity”: it is the promise that Cartotecnica Postumia makes to each of our customers.
Each of us is unique, in their characteristics and needs, as is every project we take on. This is why over the years we have aimed at offering an ever-higher customization and decided to modify our production process in order to generate value in the fastest way and without waste, providing only what is needed when it is needed. An attitude that is encompassed in the higher concept of sustainability, constituted by the reduction of waste and active listening to all customers.
To achieve this, we have launched a process of change of all our processes: strategic, productive, administrative and commercial, guided by the Lean philosophy.
Timeline ‘60 – ’90
Ettore Gava founds Cartotecnica Postumia
Production starts with paper bags for bread and Square Bottom (SOS) Bags
The company leaves the market of paper bags for bread and concentrates on the production of sos paper bags for food industry
End of ’80
The range of products widens with printed rolls for use in automatic packaging machines , first in rotogravure printing and then in flexography
1991: The first line of production for automatic carrier bags is installed.
The building of a new production plant starts , close to the previous one, where all productive lines will be moved to by the end of 1992.
Achievement of the Quality System Certification ISO 9001, one of the first companies in Italy in the paper business.
BRC/IOP Global Standard Certification for Packaging and Packaging Materials for production of food packaging in accompliance with the English standard.
Forest management certification FSC-STD-40-004 V 3-0 e PEFC ITA 2002 for the responsible management of the world’s forests.
Start up of a project for the revision of production processes according to LEAN Thinking Philosophy.
2015 – 2016
Investments on production for more than 3 milions €: n.1 new flexo print and n.3 new bag making machine
2016 – 2020
Lean Trasformation of all the company processes
Investments on two new bag making machines.
Numbers that make a difference
1966: year of foundation
20 million: annual turnover
28.000mq production area
9500sqm covered production area
3 flexographic printing machines
15 bag making machines
1 and a half million: bags and shoppers produced per day
100 mln meters. Printed paper per year
8000 tons: paper used per year