GIC, a designer off the beaten path
From the small Dyxee Cut machine to the full line of labeling and tagging for labels, Bruno Vitali’s company responds to very specific requests. From our visit to Labelexpo, we also hold the stand of the company GIC, manufacturer of printing machines and special machine for labels and packaging. His boss, Bruno Vitali, presented the Dyxee Cut 350L and a version of the Taginnov series for encoding and online labeling. With a workforce of 32 people, two production sites, one at Faremoutiers in Seine-et-Marne and a second in Italy, GIC has given itself the means to lead several developments. His label machines are benefiting from advances in other areas: the automatic insertion of RFID chips in the textile field or in the carton packaging industry, where he worked on the tag removal project. Rfid traceability on corrugated cardboard.
Make Rfid accessible to printers
The Dyxee Cut 350L is a very compact finishing and cutting machine. It works in semi-rotary, processes all label formats and can perform various tasks: lamination of a flexo varnish, splitting of girls’ rolls, stripping etc. “Seven machines have already been sold since this summer, including three in Brussels” Bruno Vitali explains. In short, a machine to do everything, compact at competitive cost. Also on display on the stand, and much more elaborate, the special Taginnov line Rfid. Available in widths of 360 or 440 mm, this forming machine can print, complex and / or assemble booklet labels, lamination-delamination and cutting. The configuration exposed to Labelexpo was able to encode and label Rfid tags on labels at a speed of 100 to 125 m / min (the machine can rise to 150 m / min in conventional use). This technology is of particular interest to wine label printers. “In Italy, a third of the production of wine bottles is already labeled Rfid,” says the boss of GIC. Its activities do not stop there since it also acts as an importer agent for known brands such as Edale, FFEI (Graphium press) or BGM, which designs many models of rewinders and rewinders (to read also page 29, the Creajet Bar).
With its two sites, GIC has generated nearly 7 million euros in sales in 2016, still a little far from other French manufacturers such as Smag or Codimag, but its machines are now selling well beyond the French market. . The company invests 15 to 20% of its sales in research & development. “I do not try to grow at all costs to grow,” said Bruno Vitali. His credo? 80% passion and 30% for business development. We will not know what new machine he is working on, but his current research focuses on printed electronics, tagging on textile substrates and shaping flexible packaging …
Article from #2 of Pack & Label Around.