The importance of packaging has been raised in recent decades to a central role in the presentation, conservation and distribution of all consumer goods.
As a consequence, the printing and converting of packaging products has taken advantage of such industry and market trends.
Cerutti Group’s machinery (present since the early 1960’s) has followed the industry with its technological and technical evolution; being frontrunner and promoter of very innovative solutions in-turn also becoming trendsetters for the end users.
In recent years, Cerutti’s presence in the market has grown even more thanks to a range of new models and to the launch of products in the area of converting equipment, by dedicating specific resources to it.
The technical and economical weight of Cerutti activities for packaging has grown and, as a consequence, Cerutti Group decided in November 2011 to establish a new Company – Cerutti Packaging Equipment SpA – to enable more focus on this market segment.  Its task is to follow the activities of marketing, sales, engineering, supply and service of gravure presses for packaging printing and converting equipment.
The new Company belongs entirely to Officine Meccaniche Giovanni Cerutti SpA, being sole shareholder and is subject to management and coordination by the Parent Company - Giancarlo Cerutti is Chairman and C.E.O.
Cerutti Packaging Equipment also has a Research & Development Centre in Vercelli; equipped with several presses and established with the aim of offering the market high-tech products, to organize Open Houses events and dedicated tests with customers and suppliers.
In recent years, Cerutti Packaging Equipment has broadened its horizons to brand-new frontiers in the world of specialty printing and converting. In fact, packaging today means not only the traditional presses for the printing of packaging materials, but a world of new applications that can be processed by CPE equipment; like for instance tipping paper, transfer paper, wood grain, gift wrap, security products and much more.  The Company has been accredited to an increasing success in these fields, while the strength of its brand is growing more and more.
Latest significant venture, in 2015 Cerutti Packaging Equipment S.p.A. has entered into an important technology license agreement with the Chinese Company Masterwork Machinery Co. Ltd. for the production, only for the Chinese market (PRC, including Hong Kong SAR, Macau SAR and Taiwan Areas), of the press model R983 for printing of paper and cardboard (grammage from 80 g/m² to 300 g/m²).