Bibit is an Italian information technology company that for the last 12 years has focused on tracking solutions. This specific capability is why L’Aromatika Srl – Caffè Borbone, a leader in the coffee sector and with a strong bent towards innovation and new technologies, chose Bibit.
Starting out as a partial tracking project, after subsequent developments the application is now a perfect example of digital transformation. To implement this project, Bibit called upon the services of Rockwell Automation, which provided the basis for creating an Industry 4.0 environment. And, thanks to the results obtained in terms of global, real-time tracking, L’Aromatika has since obtained the IFS Food, the highest food safety certification.
L’Aromatika relied on a system composed of PC terminals, limited to recording the generation of pallets. This system provided a printed label at the end of the production cycle that did not include any information about upstream activities.
Continuous growth in the company and the need to comply with strict standards applicable to the food industry caused the company to automate the process. It had to deploy tools to monitor all events occurring along the line, establishing the foundations for real-time tracking. Once this was achieved, L’Aromatika decided to further expand the project to reach a machine-level tracking system, interfacing all of the printing systems up to packaging.
This expansion of the project allowed the company to obtain results that would otherwise not have been possible, thanks to systems that interface with the coffee producers where the coffee actually comes from. At first, the project was supposed to cover ten lines, but it eventually grew to cover thirty lines and to encompass five coffee producers, with the resulting global tracking networks covering the coffee bean all the way to the single coffee pod.