PackSynergy, Europe’s biggest association for packaging and logistics solutions, will take advantage of the upcoming FachPack 2019 to show automated systems, a selection of standard packaging materials and machinery, solutions for e-commerce and sustainable options for high-volume consumables. The PackSynergy network booth can be found in Hall 6, Stands 209 and 211.
PackSynergy CEO Thomas A. Baur will head the “strongest PackSynergy network ever” at FachPack 2019: “In the meantime, our association consists of 18 strong, regional market leaders for packaging and logistics solutions, representing 14 European countries with a total turnover of around 350 million euros”.
At FachPack 2019, these mid-market wholesalers and single-source suppliers will once again be hosting a joint booth that will also integrate exhibits by partners Horna Verpackungen, Papier Liebl, Servisbal Obaly and Wepa Verpackungen. “We will be casting a spotlight on innovative, automated systems, a selection of standard packaging materials and machinery, solutions for e-commerce and sustainable alternatives for high-volume packaging materials and supplies”, says Baur.
According to Thomas Nöjd, proprietor and Managing Director of PackSynergy’s Swedish partner CHRISTER NÖJD, the importance of automation in the world of packaging, shipping and logistics can scarcely be underestimated. “Today’s single-source suppliers must be in a position to offer their customers automation solutions too. If the necessary expertise is lacking and there are no suitable products in your portfolio, you’ll find it difficult in future to hold onto your existing clients and win new ones.” Nöjd sees e-commerce as an important driver influencing the increased use of automation solutions: “More and more customers are reporting rapidly expanding parcel volumes. Automated solutions consequently more attractive – and as the number of shipments continues to rise, they’re fast becoming indispensable. We recognized that trend early on and we’re now Sweden’s leading wholesaler for e-commerce.”
Custom-made for e-commerce
PriorityPak® from Sealed Air is an innovative, automated packaging system which PackSynergy will be introducing at this year’s FachPack. Dirk Dietzel, owner and Managing Director of PackSynergy partner WEPA Verpackungen, is delighted to have “a high-speed solution that custom-packs products automatically ready for shipping. Our output is five times what it would be if we packed those items manually.” Dietzel explains that the system encases the products in a Cold Seal® cohesive-coated protective package: “That locks the items in place to minimise shifting during transit and provides superior product protection.” Dietzel also cites a few other advantages: “The system automatically weighs and scans each product, then applies a shipping label to the parcel. It’s very simple either to use at pack stations or to integrate seamlessly into existing packaging lines. What’s more, the material is recyclable Rigid Board.”
A sustainable, closed circle economy is in any case increasingly a top priority for the PackSynergy network. Thomas A. Baur: “To an ever greater degree the focus is on group suppliers offering eco-innovative products, to whom we provide marketing assistance”. For example, on the subject of high-volume packaging materials, PackSynergy will be showing recyclable shipping document pouches made from recycled plastic or FSC-certified paper, packaging chips manufactured from one-hundred-percent organic and biodegradable material and TigerStretch Xtreme film, which has only half the thickness of conventional stretch wrap without any reduction in quality or restraint forces. “That saves valuable resources – from material costs through energy use to the ecological balance when the products are transported”, Baur comments. The CEO underlines the association’s intention to move more in the direction of eco-innovative solutions together with its suppliers. A separate “Greenline” within the PackSynergy brand is also being considered.
The PackSynergy network will exhibit at FachPack in Hall 6, Stands 209 and 211.