The testimony of a small label manufacturer which, thanks to PRATI machines has upped its turnover and customer base satisfied with speed of delivery and quality standards.

Raining Labels is a family-run label manufacturer set up in Ravenna in 2005. It stands out in being able to provide a broad range of products in its specific sector – labels and adhesive and non-adhesive tags made of paper and plastic and PVC, but also other materials such as metallized aluminium, non-woven fabric, thermal paper and board and thermal transfer.

The  glueless Starplus of Prati

The glueless rewinder Starplus of Prati

Raining Labels has successfully tackled these years of economic crisis using innovative technologies to cut production costs and ensure even complex supplies of top-quality products very quickly.

A young and dynamic company, Raining Labels has a slim organization, run by members of the same family and 5 collaborators. It stands out in terms of efficiency and speed. Among its customer it counts major Italian industry players such as GLS, Ceva, Poste Italiane and Hera.

To upgrade the productivity of its five production lines, including VEGA FN330 and VEGAPLUS 330, made by PRATI, in 2013, following a 25% increase in growth, it decided to invest in a STARPLUS glueless automatic rewinder. This resulted in a 20% increase in production.

We ask Rudi Tassinari, the company Production Manager, which were the main reasons for preferring PRATI. The answer is immediate and precise: productivity, operating speed, automation and, last but not least, the after-sales assistance PRATI is able to provide.

Because PRATI machines are very productive and versatile – says Rudi Tassinari – they are giving us a hand with our business and make it easier for us to prepare different orders. Speedy size changeover enables us to switch from one size and inner core to another in about 15 minutes. This way customer delivery deadlines are reduced to the utmost.”

In current partnership relations between Raining Labels and PRATI, a decisive factor has been the trust established ever since the successful results achieved with the first machines installed at the start of business activities.

In 2013 – continues Rudi Tassinari – as soon as we heard PRATI had produced the STARplus turret rewinder to operate in line non-stop on any narrow-web rotary die press, we decided to continue doing business with a supplier which, for us, is synonymous with guaranteed efficiency. In fact, our most recent purchase has produced an increase in productivity of around 20 – 22 % with a maximum hourly production that has risen from 7000 linear metres to 9000 linear metres.”

The Raining Labels company is convinced it has found in PRATI a real partner, not only because of its satisfaction with the latter’s products but also because of the service provided, “because we know – says Rudi Tassinari – that in case of need, PRATI is always ready to give us the total collaboration of its dynamic and very well trained and qualified personnel.”

Another very important advantage for a small firm like ours is knowing we can always rely on a supplier willing to make those small improvements to its machines which we, like other customers, are able to point out on the basis of the experience acquired by working day after day with PRATI machines.”


Company profile

Founded and directed by an engineering mind, PRATI is currently recognized as global technology leader in the label industry.

Its production philosophy is centered on quality excellence, on long-lastingness/reliability and on the maintenance-free principle behind all its systems, which optimize their production output and cost-effectiveness.

Such high standards derive from the Company’s ability to manage in house all the different stages (design/prototyping/production/marketing/after-sales assistance) in the life of its products, well appreciated worldwide. In over 40 years of business activity, the company has developed systems for all traditional segments: post-print finishing, inspection, die-cutting, matrix stripping, rewinding, cutting, overprinting and personalization, has recently and successfully entered the emerging market of flexible packaging.

With subsidiaries all over the world (Italy and Latin America) and over 2300 machines installed to date worldwide, PRATI operates at global level, gradually gaining shares on advanced and emerging markets.


Micaela Roncaglia