Plant and production
Sant’Anna is an Italian success story, as born out by growing market share and sales figures and especially by the fact that consumers show their appreciation of Sant’Anna every day, choosing this water that stems from the heart of the Piedmont Alpine range for its exceptional lightness, extremely low sodium and fixed residue contents, the absence of nitrites and its softness, and on account of its being a mineral water that is ideally suited for newborn babies. The Vinadio plant, extending over an area of 60,000 m2, uses cutting-edge production systems: a 400 km network of stainless steel pipes channels the water from its source to ten bottling lines providing for an hourly production capacity of 310 thousand bottles (7.5 million bottles/day). The water is collected in 11 stainless steel tanks with 1 million litre capacity each. All systems are fully automated, from the bottling lines to the palletising stations and up to the loading bays (handling up to 240 articulated trucks per day – rail transport logistics cover 29 depots all over Italy). All this is accomplished with the support of 18 self-propelled robots using laser guidance systems connected to a central “brain”. Within the plant (quality certification ISO 9001:2000), the water undergoes continuous chemical-bacteriological analyses and all critical processing stages are monitored according to the HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points) protocol, so as to ensure the conformity of the bottled product to top-notch quality standards.