iten +39 051 6631220Via della Meccanica, 10 - 40050 Argelato (BO) Italy
Converting solutions
For corrugated industry
Two factories
Bologna (HQ) & Treviso (R&D)
Global service
Original multibrand spare parts

About us

Edf Europe

is able to supply high quality solutions for the corrugated packaging industry offering a wide range of converting machines (Rotary die cutters, Flexo folder gluers, Flat bed die cutters, Folder gluers, Flexo printing machines) complete with its peripherals (Prefeeders, Stripper stackers, Load formers, Pallet dispenser, Pallet feeder, Bundle breakers) and possible Handling. The companies  have three production sites: two in Shanghai and one in Foshan with branches in Hong Kong, Vancouver and Bologna. EDF Europe team is made by industry’s professionals located in the main european countries, the headquarter is in Bologna ITALY where sales,technical, logistic and administration are based. The team is able to approach any converting problematics by proposing integrated state of the art solutions which perfectly fits in  the customer existing organisation.

Edf Europe is the european branch of the chinese companies  Eterna  and VMT DongFang Specialised in the production of converting machines for the corrugated cardboard and paperboard packaging industry. Edf is in fact the owner of Castaldini brand and know how and can therefore supply turnkey converting solutions.


Borns in th 1970 as a family business.The company specialises from the very beginning in the corrugated field producing binding machines, joggers and pallet presses.The company follows all the corrugated industry evolutions extending his production range to the design and production of material handling layouts and, during the following years, to the Prefeeders and Load formers. The machine range is continuosly technologically updated up to reach tha actual production range that can be surely considered the state of the art of the corrugated industry in Europe with: Stripper stackers, Pallet Feeder, Palletizers, Pallet dispenser, Bundle Breakers and roller or belt conveyors for the handling.
In the 1997 due to the decision of the property to get retired a management buy out was performed by the people that were working in the company as protagonist since many years. The company has turned today into an industrial manager driven business building the basis for the next century success. The new management has created the most advanced and prestigious projects as the Prefeeder Simple feed (now evolved in Flexyfeed prefeeder) and the Load Former Flexypal (surpassed by the new Load former Unipal).
During August 2000 the company has moved into the new plant of Argelato BO. The new factory is about 2600 sq/mt with 500 sq/mt of offices permitting to produce several machines simultaneously.
July 2009 Castaldini became part of EDF Europe the european branch of the chineese group Eterna – VMT DF Specialised in the production of converting machines for the corrugated cardboard and paperboard.

Guangdong Dongfang Machinery

Without any doubt it is the Chinese leader in term of Rotary Die Cutters and Flexo Printers on corrugated cardboard and paperboard. The machines quality of DONGFANG is known and recognised worldwide today also in the field of Flexo folder gluers top and Bottom printing. Product range includes : Rotary Die Cutters gears or servo driven, Flexo Printers Slotter , Flexo Folder Gluer (top and Bottom printing) , High quality Printing lines. DONGFANG Factory works accoring the highest european quality and technological standardand supplys a high quality product.

Eterna Shanghai Machinery

Is the first Chinese supplyer of Flat Bed Die Cutters and Multipoint Folder Gluers for corrugated cardboard and paperboard. The machine range is complete and able to satisfy any converting need , it includes: Flat Bed Die Cutters for corrugated cardboard and laminated paperboard either in automatic or semi automatic version Multipoint Folder Gluers and Manual Die Cutter.

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