of ideas,
of evolution.

Sant’Anna begins from great heights. It’s from up high that one can see far away, beyond the confines of prejudices, expanding horizons to the discovery of new and unexplored territories. Acqua Sant’Anna is a company that, since its inception, has dreamed big and made the principle of innovation its lifeblood: there is evidence of this in its history as well as in the studies done on its products and its plant.

Our Thirst for Future Wins

  • 2023 - impresa champion 2023 award - Italypost & L'Economia
  • 2022 - impresa champion 2022 award - Italypost & L'Economia
  • 2019 - MediaStars Digital
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    • 1st place Corporate content
      Acqua Sant’Anna social media management

    • SPECIAL STAR category TV and Cinema
      for Art Direction
      SanThè subject “Football”

  • 2019 - Campioni del Piemonte award - Unione Industriale Torino
  • 2019 - Brands Award
  • 2019 - 1° Charity Award "Banco Alimentare" foundation
  • 2018 - Road to Green Award
  • 2017 - Premio Innovazione 4.0 - A&T Fair - Sant'Anna Beverage Industry 4.0 Category
  • 2016 - AWARDS 231 2016 EDITION – “Environment and Ethics category”
  • 2016 - Konsumer Award - "impresamica del consumatore" for environmentally friendly innovation
  • 2016 - GEA/HBR - Eccellenze d'impresa Award - Growth and Sustainability category
  • 2016 - “Save The Brands” Award for “Branded business profitability”
  • 2014 - Sviluppo sostenibile Award - "Eco Design for sustainability" Category - to Sant'Anna Bio Bottle
  • 2014 - Packaging Award for sustainability - Food & Beverage Category - to Sant'Anna Bio Bottle
  • 2014 - Premio Natura to Sant'Anna Bio Bottle - "Bevande per l'infanzia" Category
  • 2013 - Product of the Year
  • 2013 - Premio Natura to Sant'Anna Bio Bottle - "Bevande per l'infanzia" Category
  • 2012 - Premio Natura to Sant'Anna Bio Bottle - "Bevande per l'infanzia" Category
  • 2011 - Codacons - "Amico del Consumatore" Award
  • 2011 - Impresa Ambiente Award - special mention in "best product" category - to Sant'Anna Bio Bottle
  • 2010 - Ernst & Young Award - L'imprenditore dell'anno - Food & Beverage Category
  • 2009 - Sodalitas Social Award Sant’Anna Bio Bottle – Responsible Product Innovation Category
  • 2009 - Marketing Oggi Award - Sant’Anna Bio Bottle
  • 2008 - GRAND'ITALIA Book 2008 Il Sole 24 Ore
  • 2008 - Premio Odisseo - Unione Industriale Torino
  • 2007 - Tecnologia e Passione Award - for innovation
  • 2007 - Ernst & Young Award - L'imprenditore dell'anno - Communication Category
  • 2007 - Eurispes Italy 2007 Report
  • 2007/08 - Premio ICM for Dynamic Brand
  • 2006/07 - CAPITAL AWARD - Business Development
  • 2006/07/08 - BRANDS AWARD

The plant

The Sant’Anna plant is an avant-garde model of sustainability in the heart of the Maritime Alps along the border between Piedmont and France. It is constructed according to sustainable architecture and green building principles. The structure is prevalently made of wood and stone and respects the styles and materials traditionally used in the peaceful alpine valley of Vinadio. The area extends across 60 thousand square metres, with an altitude about 900 metres in the part where the mountains create a large natural plateau. Its production site is internationally recognized, studied and visited by many high caliber companies.

Acqua Sant'Anna has one of the largest production plants in the world

As you enter the facility, order and grandeur rush through your lungs: a real mountain of water unveils before your eyes, dancing with technology and organization. Bottling lines are fully automated, and they are capable – thanks to a new technological business developed purposely for Sant’Anna – of producing all formats of water from the half-liter (16.9 fl. oz.) to the 2-liter (67.6 fl. oz.) bottle, with a production output up to 54,000 bottles/hour. One of such lines, granting a production output up to 81,000 bottles per hour, is among the fastest in the world.
SanThè drinks are produced in aseptic machine lines for bottles and cups.
The full potential output of the facility is 3.5 billion bottles/year.

The robotization process and industry 4.0

Acqua Sant’Anna actively collaborates with Italian and international partners in increasingly more advanced technology research dedicated to various phases of production, contributing to the development and improvement of those existing in the market. Special machinery operates in the packaging phase and have been specifically designed to save a considerable amount of plastic. At the end of every line, the various product-filled pallets are loaded and handled by a fleet of 48 laser-guided robots, automated carts that respond to input from centralized software. These vehicles move in an orderly way around the large warehouse park, overseeing the storage and preparation of loads. They are able to distinguish the various types of water, formats and quantities. Their precision rate is excellent at 99.5% and they respect the environment (in fact they work with rechargeable batteries instead of using fuel). Furthermore, thanks to an innovative technology completely Made in Italy, they increase on-the-job security, eliminating possible accidents to people and damage to things.

From 1.950 metres
to your table
in less than 48 hours

Fresh water from the Sant’Anna springs never stops and neither does the production cycle in the plant. It’s a continuous flow, bringing water from the Alps directly to the table in only 48 hours. From the Sant’Anna source a network of 400 km of stainless steel tubes branches out. It is a true piece of engineering work, integrated with the environment, that brings Sant’Anna Water from the top of the mountains directly to the plant. Here the water is collected in 11 tanks able to hold up to 2 millions litres. The water is immediately bottled into its various Sant’Anna formats or Bio Bottles, otherwise becoming the water of SanThè and Sant’Anna beverages. The fast warehouse, run by automated laser-guided carts, allows the sorting pallets up to trailer trucks. Full of fresh water, they leave from the factory and stop at the first big train station in the valley where the product is moved onto the trains and then shipped throughout Italy and worldwide.