CREMONA, ITALY — Ocrim is spending more than €7.5 million ($9 million) from 2021-23 on expansion and company improvement.

Investments in 2021 will include the fluting hub where customers can manage grinding rollers that will accommodate a new roller fluting detachment system. The hub includes stations for fluting, grinding, balancing and an innovative system for coating the outer surface of the rollers in titanium to enhance their efficiency, wear-resistance and to lengthen their service life.

New investments also include the milling hub complex at the Cremona canal port. In response to a customer request, a second mill for grinding durum will be added.

Ocrim also is putting two software systems into service with the goal of complete digital conversion by 2023.

A new 3D laser was purchased for the joinery department, which has increased productivity by 50%. This year, the company will expand the welding area with a third robotic welding station. It allows for greater control, regularization and efficiency based on the market’s demand for customized processing.

In light of its successful webinar, Ocrim will offer a new series of appointments in 2021 related to assistance, consultancy and maintenance technology. More information and technical details will be available throughout the year.