Dismantling three Sanpellegrino lines in record time: the challenge of BBM Service


Founded in 1899 in San Pellegrino Terme (Italy), Sanpellegrino S.p.A. is a point of reference for mineral water and non-alcoholic drinks. In 1997, the company became part of the Swiss group Nestlé; in the plant of San Pellegrino Terme (Bergamo, Italy), water and drinks are bottled and packaged to be exported all over the world. Here, with an investment of over 90 million euros, work is underway to build a Flagship Factory, designed to contribute to the economic, environmental, and social enhancement of the territory of the Brembana Valley, where the famous water springs.

BBM Service is a benchmark company in the sector of design, overhaul, and assistance/service on automated bottling and packaging lines. BBM has taken part in the renovation works in San Pellegrino, aimed at making the factory iconic for the brand, open, and transparent. The choice of BBM Service confirms the important history of collaboration between the two companies, which have been cooperating for more than ten years on maintenance and upgrade operations of machinery.

Now, Sanpellegrino needed to carry out the conservative dismantling of three glass lines – extending over an area of 6,700 square meters and with a nominal capacity of 50 thousand bottles/hour-each, comprising a total of over 100 pieces of equipment including machinery and ancillary machines. The work was scheduled to start at the end of November 2021 and be completed by the end of the year. BBM Service ensured that the operations would be carried out quickly and that the site would be completely cleared of all material and equipment, guaranteeing the schedule to be respected. Following a few months of study and planning, the actual dismantling began on 22 November 2021 and was completed on 29 December, involving some 50 BBM technicians working simultaneously. Part of the disassembled bottling machinery was transferred to the BBM showroom in Lenna (BG), for a complete overhauling of the same, aimed at re-introduction on the market with state-of-the-art performances.


“For this extraordinary operation, BBM Service was considered one of the main players in the procurement process” reveals Omar Galizzi, Head of Activities for Sanpellegrino. “One of BBM’s great strengths is the total management of the decommissioning and disposal part, but that’s not all; the collaboration and team spirit established between our entities are what has made Sanpellegrino’s dismantling one of the best references of our Group”. This is confirmed by Giuseppe Boffelli, CEO of BBM Service: “Although initially, the timeframe seemed unreal, we focused on planning and result, realizing that the project was complicated, but not impossible. Having identified the right resources and a special team of professionals, everything took shape. BBM was able to achieve what was required by putting in place a plan where very little, if anything, was left to chance. 

BBM Service
Via Pregalleno 24
24016 San PellegrinoTerme – BG
Tel. +39 0345 23642 – Fax +39 0345 41755


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