It is the first time target in the history of the young but ambitious company Mbl Solutions Srl located in Corato. It is a few days after the tenth anniversary of the birth of a group of “innovation tailors’ which is creator, together with other Apulian companies of ” the mechatronics of the miracles ” , of that District who registered a real boom in 2014 earning its appellation of the “Italian North-East” of automation.
Even Mbl Solutions, especially in recent years, is one of the entries that has contributed and contributes every day to make our country proud thanks to our customized solutions that allow Italian companies to innovate and grow.
This is, in short, the brilliant path of Mbl Solutions that in 10 years (since 2005), as a provider of engineering services, has grown to become one of the most interesting reality in the territory of Bari in the fields of robotics and industrial automation.
“It has been important for us – explains Eng. Luigi Maldera, founder and General Manager of Mbl Solutions – to combine the expertise of four professional profiles (as well as Ing. Cataldo Bonaventura, Michele Liberio and Mrs. Daniela Maggiulli) and merge our know-how in different fields and sectors . Today all these skills put at the service of Mbl Solutions allow us to offer the market of the manufacturing companies the opportunity to design and build machinery and industrial customized systems tailored to the real customer needs. This has been the real keystone that led us to be able to design custom technologies. Today we can finally say to be leader in Middle-South Italy in this market segment. ”
The industrial automation sector, the numbers say, is in sharp rise and the relating demand grows in small and medium-sized enterprises. It is a challenge that the engineers at the Mbl Solutions not have missed by designing and manufacturing systems, mainly finding and solving important issues, for different areas and sectors like the optical industry , the packaging market, food and dairy industry, metallurgy in Italy and abroad.
“We have focused on the most traditional SMEs – continues Eng. Maldera – proposing technological solutions able to reduce production costs and increase profitability. These sectors need a particular attention, these are not corporations but small-medium enterprises eager for innovation and careful about the quality of their own products. And ‘This is the aspect in which we have specialized: we analyze the real needs and objectives of our customers and offer our solutions “customized” by providing our expertise and our technologies robotized process. ”
Among the innovative projects on the home stretch there is that which will be presented by the end of this year and regarding the adoption of hands “bionic” with ultra-sensitive touch sensors to be applied in different industrial sectors able to manipulate products of each type with the sensitivity of a human hand.
“We have focused on the most traditional SMEs – continues Eng. Maldera – proposing technological solutions able to reduce production costs and increase profitability. These sectors need a particular attention, they are not corporations but small-medium enterprises which are eager for innovation and careful about the quality of their own products. This is the area in which we have specialized: we analyze the real needs and objectives of our customers and offer our customized solutions by providing our expertise and our robotized process technologies ”
Among the innovative projects on the home stretch, there is one that will be presented by the end of this year and deals with the adoption of “bionic” hands with ultra-sensitive touch sensors applicable in different industrial sectors which are able to manipulate products of each type with the sensitivity of a human hand.
Many projects on the horizon, in Italy and abroad on which the company is working: Mbl Solutions is investing heavily in staff training in order to be competitive, by applying at all levels the concepts of Lean Production and Lean Manufacturing which have already led to reach important milestones in its business organization and the mentality of internal and outsourced employees. “For the internationalization of our technologies and industrial patents – adds Eng. Luigi Maldera – we have trained within the company and created the strategic figure of Export Manager, thanks to projects initiated by the Region of Puglia and funded by ICE and the EEC”.
Today there are 13 employees working at Mbl Solutions, several of them are newly recruited and very young , thanks to the collaboration (born in 2010) with the High Technical Institute named “Foundation Cuccovillo” in Bari which has allowed to train, at the expense of the Apulia Region and the EU contribution, specialized mechatronic technicians, hired after 9-month of internship directly within the company.
“This system – says Luigi Maldera – has allowed us to grow faster in the last five years, thanks to the contribution of young people bringing us evolution and technological freshness , ingredients that are now absolutely necessary for the competitive development of companies in Italy but also abroad”.
In the field there is not only mechatronics, but also a very important project of international standing in the sector of green economy and in the production of solar modules of the latest generation: the collaboration with the British Holding Vancor Ltd could shortly bring Mbl Solutions to realize systems of considerable scope to allow entrepreneurs to spread in different geographical areas worldwide to build factories for manufacturing photovoltaic panels patented Mbl Solutions. The path traveled is so much, and looking back is certainly a valuable incentive to continue and to experiment for a further growth:
“In 2005 we decided to pursue the dream – concludes Eng. Maldera – of becoming entrepreneurs and leaving an indelible mark on our know-how in Italy and worldwide. It is very difficult since the entrepreneur profession leads to considerable financial and mainly emotional sacrifices . Everyone has always given everything to achieve this dream and today both I and my partners that I consider “big brothers”, continue to row with all their power to bring our business project ever higher. My thoughts also turn to the other members who do not work directly at Mbl Solutions but who have believed in this project by investing their money. Thanks and best wishes to all of us and our valuable and loyal employees for this important milestone we have reached. “