About AMOTEK

The Italian manufacturer of packaging machines based in Bologna

Estabilshed in 1977, Amotek is an Italian manufacturer of packaging machines located in Zola Predosa near Bologna (Italy), the heart of the Italian Packaging Valley.

Since 1999, Amotek is part of the worldwide operating German company OPTIMA packaging group GmbH.
Amotek designs and manufactures horizontal automatic bagging machines and complete packaging lines for different products as, for instance, toilet and kitchen rolls, sanitary napkins, baby and adult diapers, garbage bags etc. etc
AMOTEK Rebranding
The rebranding project has the aim of highlighting a solid technological growth as well as a new and young communication mode that transfers the inherent partnership philosophy of the company. The name has obviously remained the same as it remarks the longstanding presence in the market. What has changed is the logo style with a modern uppercase typographic character to emphasize its success. The red colour has been chosen in a vivid and full-bodied modality to transmit the energy and the determined personality of the whole organisation.
The new letter “A” now precedes the company motto, already introduced in 2016 to recall the team dedication to the company mission. Its colours refers to the made in Italy production, its inclination indicates its natural tendency towards the future, the red strip around the A represents the concept of packaging as its core business.
AMOTEK Claim
40 years of experience
Since more than 40 years, Amotek designs and manufactures horizontal automatic bagging machines and complete packaging lines. Continuous investing in research, development and innovation allows Amotek to propose a vast range of highly versatile and high-tech automatic machines suitable for bagging different products as, for instance, toilet and kitchen rolls, sanitary napkins, baby and adult diapers, dustbin bags etc. etc.

Our packaging philosophy
Amotek's extremely versatile and easy to operate machines, are able to pack single and multiple products into bags from tubular, flat, center-folded film or pre-made bags. Our machines can produce different styles of bags like with carrier handle or Euro hole, bottom and/or top gussets, as well as other sealing profiles. Thanks to their operation flexibility, Amotek’s machines can be automatically coupled to any production line or operate independently as standalone machineries.

New building since the end of 2015
The new Amotek building was officially dedicated in October 2015. New, bright and spacious offices and assembly hall.

History of AMOTEK

In 1977 Giuliano Anidriti and Gian Alberto Minelli, brilliant engineers and close friends full of enthusiasm, started a business designing and building automatic packaging machines. The Company was called A.M. snc.
After the first three years of growth on the home market, their interest turned to the international market. With this objective in mind, they merged with OLTREMARE group to form AMOTEK which was at that point the leader in that particular sector.
Continuous investing in research, development and innovation during the Company's twenty years of existence, has allowed AMOTEK to propose a vast range of highly versatile and technologically advanced automatic machinery for packaging toilet paper, sanitary towels, babies nappies and incontinence towels, freezer bag rolls etc.

AMOTEK whose headquarters are in Bologna, is present in all the major countries in the world with its own sales and support network to guarantee rapid and qualified assistance from specialist technicians.

Since January 1999, Amotek is part of the worldwide operating German company OPTIMA packaging group GmbH

Code of Conduct - Stakeholders

As an over the years successfully operating medium-sized family-owned enterprise we are trying to hold up our values and principles and to operate in an environmentally sustainable manner, to think future-oriented and thereby guard the welfare of people and the environment pursuant to national and international guidelines. In order to maintain these ideals we expect our associates as well as our business partners to always act in the best interest of open competition, not to practice any kind of distortion of competition or to offer or accept any kind of direct or indirect, private or commercial inadequate advantage. We support the 10 principles of the Global-Compact-Initiative, we expect our business partners to do so as well and reserve the right to only make business with companies that:
  • act after the universally valid human rights,
  • do not profit from psychological or physical enforced or in terms of national law respectively customary in the particular trade inadequately rewarded work or labour time,
  • abandon corruption and discrimination of every description,
  • and grant their workers the freedom of association and collective bargaining. The physical and psychical health of all associates is to be maintained at all times by providing a safe and hygienic work environment.

Quality is our common goal - the same standards of quality apply in all countries we work in. Our reputation is affected by the behaviour and performance of our associates and lies with the responsibility of each one of us.

The 10 principles of the Global Compact
The UN Global Compact asks companies to embrace, support and enact, within their sphere of influence, a set of core values in the areas of human rights, labour standards, the environment and anti-corruption:
  • Principle 1: Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights; and
    Principle 2: make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses.
Principle 3: Businesses should uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining;
Principle 4: the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labour;
Principle 5: the effective abolition of child labour; and
Principle 6: the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation.
Principle 7: Businesses should support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges;
Principle 8: undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility; and
Principle 9: encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies.
Principle 10: Businesses should work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery.