Throughout SAF BIANCO’s many years in business, everything has always revolved around one family.
Domenico BIANCO was a specialist lathe operator at the biggest mechanical engineering company in the Italian town of Schio. In 1936 he decided to leave Italy so that he could experience life in another country.
He travelled to Brussels, where he immediately found a job thanks to his turning skills.
A few years later, he returned to Italy with a head full of ideas. He was determined to make big changes in his life. He got married, started a family and his reputation as a proficient operator in the field immediately enabled him to find a job back at the same place where he worked before he moved to Brussels. However, Domenico was not satisfied.
There was a vegetable garden near his home. It was small, but he managed to find the room to build a 100 m² workshop on the land and start making moulded bakelite items. That is how SAF (which stands for “Stampaggio Articoli Fenolici”, meaning “Phenolic Item Moulding”) was founded in 1945 in Schio, in the Province of Vicenza.
Many years have passed since then and the world has changed a great deal. By evolving constantly, SAF BIANCO has proved capable of riding the wave of the huge social and economic transformations that it has witnessed.
Time goes by but the BIANCO family is still at the helm of the company. It is currently run by members of two different generations: the second, in the shape of Domenico’s sons Diego and Eddo, and the third, as represented by his grandsons Massimiliano, Simone and Raffaele.
The fourth generation is eagerly waiting in the wings, so it looks like the family will keep a firm grip on the reins for the foreseeable future..
SAF BIANCO is now a leading name in superior plastic packaging design and production.
We work for top manufacturers of foods sold by large retail chains in Italy and other countries.
We are based in Schio near Vicenza, in an area which has some of the most advanced, sophisticated industrial facilities and infrastructure in Europe.
The company has cutting-edge production equipment and organizational systems based on the latest standards.
Numbers are important, but at SAF BIANCO it is people that really make a difference.
You can choose the most suitable container for your needs from a vast range of items.
We have packaging for sauces, desserts, ice cream, cheese and dairy products, and snacks of all colours, shapes and sizes.
As well as providing the vast range of products in our catalogue, we can design new packaging to cater to the specific needs of clients, covering every step from the initial concept to production
We take great care over the design process because we firmly believe that visual appeal helps to boost sales and make products stand out on supermarket shelves.
For 20 years, our clients have been able to count on professional support from highly qualified figures in the fields of design, research and development.
We meet clients on their own premises so that we can gather all of the information that we need to develop new products properly and come up with proposals that meet the requirements not only of their production departments but also of their marketing teams.
We present designs using 3D rendering for photorealistic pictures, as well as 3D digital sketches that illustrate new solutions in less detail.
No leaps of imagination are required and there will be no room for doubt in your mind because you will be given clear previews of your new packs, complete with your graphic designs and your products inside.
We make life-size prototypes of the chosen solutions using 3D printing technology. They can be transparent or coloured. The thickness is the same as it would be in the final product, so that you can touch the packaging and assess its appearance and practical qualities.
You can fill the prototypes up to check the volumes, test them on your lines, decorate them and assess their appearances and size impressions on the shelves.
Once a project gets the green light from a client, the product engineering process and the final technical drawings are completed. They can then be used to give a detailed account of the production costs for the new item and make a pilot mould for a pre-production run and then a final mould.
The conception and product engineering times for a new product designed by the SAF BIANCO team are extremely fast because the creative and technical processes take place in tandem from the very beginning.
Consequently, there are no surprises, delays, designs that are visually appealing but infeasible, or designs that are technically flawless but unattractive.
Our planet’s resources are finite.
They belong to all of us and all future generations, so we must take care of them. We must embrace a sustainable outlook.
SAF BIANCO supports and promotes ECO-FRIENDLY causes.
Top Italian and international companies and groups choose us to design and manufacture products for them.
We are extremely proud to be selected ahead of hundreds of competitors. It provides us with huge motivation to carry on investing and innovating so that we can face the challenges of the future with our trademark drive and dedication.
These qualities are the cornerstone of the company and the Bianco family.
We would like to share information and news with you from the world of packaging and beyond, because we firmly believe that knowledge and curiosity can fuel the mind and pave the way to new relationships and ideas.