Group structureGRUPPO COLINES® HOLDING, through the subsidiaries COLINES® SPA and ELAV® SRL, designs and manufactures extrusion lines mainly using cast and blown technology. Founded in 1973 as Colinex, the company has three production units that cover a surface of 25,000 square meters, which are located in strategic locations that can be easily reached from the Milan airports of Malpensa and Linate and are near to important motorway junctions, namely:
COLINES® Novara Factory Nibbia (Novara)
COLINES® Azzate Factory - Azzate (Varese)
COLINES® Air Bubble - Bastia Umbra (Perugia)
ELAV® Factory- Cameri (Novara)
GRUPPO COLINES® HOLDING has an established sales network all over the world with agents present on all five continents. COLINES® main distinctive features are an undisputed reputation in the market, a highly-qualified technical department with above-average skills and a valuable and professional group structure allowing effective research & development, a problem-solving oriented approach and a ready after-sales assistance service.
COLINES®, founded in 1973 as COLINEX by Mario Zorloni and Francesco Lombardini, who came from preceding experiences in the plastic sector dating back to 1966, now manufactures extrusion lines in the factories of Nibbia (Novara), Azzate (Varese) and Cameri (Novara). Over the years the company has performed its activity in the works of Nibbia (Novara) since 1978 and, later on, in 1987, in the facility of Malnate (Varese). To cope with the increasing amount of work, COLINES® has further amplified the structure of Nibbia and in 2004 moved the premises of Malnate to the new and modern factory of Azzate (Varese), focusing there the activity related to the lines for producing air bubble film, stretch film, blown film and gaskets for household and industrials refrigerators and freezers. The historical factory of Nibbia continues manufacturing multi-layer cast film lines and customized lines for highly technical products: CPP, barrier, breathable and embossed film, alveolar sheets, extrusion coating and tandem lines.
The factory of Malnate, in operation since 1987, was moved to the new plant in Azzate (Varese) inaugurated in 2004. A highly-qualified technical department with specialized skills, a valuable and professional company organization, an effective activity of research and development, as well as a swift after-sales assistance service are among the main distinctive features of COLINES®. COLINES® has been working since 1998 with a certified quality management system in compliance with UNI EN ISO 9001:2008 (VISION).
The latest manufacturing facility of the company, located in Marano Ticino, has been operational since november 2017. In this relatively short period of activity over 20 lines were built and tested in COLINES Marano Ticino factory and right now the plant is "hosting" several production lines, which will be soon tested and shipped to their respective buyers.
Colines® Air Bubble
COLINES® AIR BUBBLE, located in Bastia Umbria (Perugia) was established in 2016 by COLINES® HOLDING.
Historically COLINES® was the first company to develop and make popular, since the late Sixties, the technology for the production of air bubble film directly from the resin. Since then, COLINES® has always focused on improving their specific know-how, thus selling all over the world hundreds of lines for mono and coextruded film as well as converting machinery for a variety of products/applications for protective packaging, in different models and production performance.
At the end of February 2016, GRUPPO COLINES®HOLDING seized the opportunity to take over the design and manufacturing activity of lines for the production and converting of air bubble film from Torninova Srl, establishing COLINES® AIR BUBBLE, based in Bastia Umbra (Perugia). With this new facility, GRUPPO COLINES®HOLDING aimed at improving their production capacity, expanding their already broad customer base across all continents and consolidating their technical and technological leadership worldwide.
Founded by Giuseppe Lavatelli, at the beginning of his cooperation with COLINES®, ELAV® has been operating in the field of industrial automation systems since 1980. The design activity involves the execution of the wiring diagrams and electronic drawings for machinery, as well as the control software for PLCs and Supervision systems (SCADA), designed for both line functionality control and product quantity,
quality and statistic supervision. The Elav philosophy is aimed at considering the equipment as an engineering measuring tool, able to create a product by only formulating the dimensional data and to supervise the quality during the production cycle.
Over the thirty years of activity, the company has acquired such a knowledge that allows confronting even the revamping activity of machinery equipped with obsolete control systems to make them reach state-of-the art levels. Over the years Elav has constantly grown, developing the activity also in other fields, especially in the sector of cables, thus achieving an interesting mix of know-how, and finally joined GRUPPO COLINES® HOLDING in 2008, while maintaining its original diversified activity.