Since 1986 and in the course of the following years, Moreno Barel has acquired the technical skills and know-how that have become the sturdy foundations of
PET Engineering since 1999.
Within a few years, this company based in the Treviso area has become a leader at a national level and, later, internationally by working with major multinational firms such as AB InBev and PepsiCo.
In 2007, PET Engineering designs around 80% of the beer containers produced in Russia and opens its first branch in Moscow to better follow the market.
In 2008, the team moves to a location that quickly becomes the only European technological center specialized in the production of PET containers for the beverage industry.
The crisis forces bottlers to drastically reduce their costs:
PET Engineering faces the challenge by launching the Conversion Line and Lightweight Design services aimed to reduce the amount of plastic used.
PET Engineering receives its first national recognition: the Packaging Oscar for Levissima LaLitro, the first ultra-lightweight bottle made of 25% of recycled PET.
Important investments are made to expand the lab with state-of-the art equipment and devices for the production of efficient and quality containers.
PepsiCo acknowledges PET Engineering’s lab as one of the few external labs to analyze
PET bottles for carbonated soft drinks and flat drinks.
The company introduces a new method integrating design, engineering expertise and research, and closes the year with a turnover increase of 45%, in addition to winning its second Packaging Oscar.
PET Engineering receives the World Beverage Innovation Award for the Devin Crystal Line and is ranked – by Confidustria (General Confederation of Italian Industries) – amongst the 20 most innovative Italian businesses.
The technological center is expanded by 1,500 sq.m. to support the growing number of activities, amongst which the new Preform Design and Prototype service. A second commercial branch is opened in Shanghai.
In 2016, PET Engineering invests in its re-branding and introduces a new logo and identity, representative of the innovative approach integrating strategic design, engineering and research.
Packaging is a tool that can be use d to reach the end customer but it is the brand that guides customers’ decisions: this is why we integrated our team with resources dedicated to branding.
On October 11, the Sidel Group concluded the acquisition of PET Engineering, further expanding the company’s portfolio of packaging solutions.