A kaleidoscope of colours - a mixture of bright bold colours: yellow, red, green, blue, without any shades to these colours, that put together become a rainbow with colours everywhere. In guatemala every object, every emotion has a colour! The shawls and dresses of the women, the markets, the outsides of the houses, the markets, the churches, the religious costumes in the religious processions and even the regional buses the “camionetas” or the “chicken bus”, old, yellow, american school buses, recycled, decorated, adorned with daring, creative paintings that transmit joy and happiness.

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100 km south-east of Berlin, in the “Spreewald” (Forest of Sprea), lies a unique countryside characterized by an alluvial plain which has remained in its natural state. This region, very much like the "Venetian area", is furrowed by a network of over 300 canals and waterways that fill the area of the ancient swampy forest, just like Venice, the Spreewald moves with the water. It's as though you're in another world, each house has its own small boat which move slowly, around the silent canals emersed in the greenery of nature.

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Uncontaminated. In canada, the snow froze in a very compact way creating enormous walls of ice, sheltered from the impurities of the outside world. Thousands of years later we can benefit from this unique treasure, today, thanks to the use of modern bottling technology, this glacier water bottled by the ice age glacial water company reaches the tables of millions of consumers in north america and the world. To reply to new market needs, in 2017 the canadian company turned to smi for the supply of a complete new bottling and packaging line for 0,5 l and 1,5 l bottles in pet with a production capacity of up to 12.000 bottles/hour.

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The Mole Antonelliana, the Egyptian Museum, the royal palaces, the Holy Shroud, the gianduiotti ... these are just a few of Turin's treasures. This fascinating city on the banks of the river Po, is an unmissable destination for people yearning to discover the splendour of its past and at the same time, discover the latest modern technology. You can take part in its lively cultural life through art exhibitions and social events, not forgetting the pleasure of wandering through its markets or taking a break in one of the cities many historical cafes.

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It's the bavarian atmosphere that is felt in the city of kitchener, in canada, in the south-western province of ontario, about 100 km from toronto. This city, that in 1833 was called "berlin" because of its vast german community, still continues its old traditions and efficient work ethics. Today, as in the past, it produces beer: a tradition that has become, more and more often, associated with ontario's first craft brewery: we're talking about the waterloo brewing company. In the factory in kitchener, its long historical tradition, teams up in perfect harmony with investments in new technology to boost production.

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Brazil is also noted for its wine, the production of which has seen an enormous rise over recent years, earning the position of fifth world producer of the southern hemisphere. There are 1162 wineries over an area of more than 82.000 acres. Thanks to Hand-picking and the introduction of modern technology, excellent wines are produced which are fresh, fruity and well balanced, making wine-tourism more and more popular. The beautiful and varied wine regions of brazil, are an invitation for tourists to begin to discover this great country. The area of rio grande is where you can feel this enological vocation and where the biggest part of the wineries are situated in the most southern part of brazil, bordering Uruguay and Argentina, with green valleys, multi-coloured gardens, waterfalls and a subtropical climate.

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In the heart of the Jirisan mountain national park, where the force of nature can be seen in all its splendour, gushes the pure crystalline water which is famous all over South Korea. We are talking about sansu natural mineral water, produced by the company Sansu beverage ltd, which, in slightly more than 30 years, has managed to understand market evolution and face its new requests. The company has recently invested in new machinery To increase production capacity in the Sancheong and Sudong plants. Sansu beverage approached smi for the supply and installation of an ecobloc® 16-48-16 hp vmag integrated system, an sk 500f ergon shrinkwrapper and a dv500s ergon lane divider for the plant in Sancheong and an sk 500f ergon shrinkwrapper with a dv500s ergon Lane divider for the plant in Sudong.

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A golden jewel, wrapped in desert sand and mystery. A faraway land, uncrowded with tourists and for this, even more fascinating. Ancient cultures, proud people, striking nature, Qatar is just desert and a bit more, or rather it used to be like that. Now, at least in the capital, the beautiful Doha, it is an example of a modern state-of-the-art country. Its name itself Doha is a promise: it means “a place with trees and flowers”.  To make it like this, man had to do what nature couldn't, tons of soil were brought to cover the sand so that green areas and flowers could grow.

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Appreciated for thousands of years for their emollient and moisturising properties, vegetable oils have always played an important role in many cultures; in fact they even boast healing properties and are an effective natural remedy for the cure of Many ailments. In recent years, the market for the production of oils and fats has experienced remarkable expansion, which, as has happened in algeria, is directly related to population growth and the increasingly strong tendency to regard such products as an essential ingredient in local cuisine and meal preparation. This increased demand has led many companies in the industry to invest in new production facilities, as did the algerian company prolipos sarl, which recently installed three new vegetable oil, bottling and packaging lines. Prolipos, one of the largest companies in the north African agricultural food sector, turned to smi for the supply of modern automatic systems able to effectively meet current market demands and to cope with future ones.

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The corporate mission of danone de mexico - "provide health through food, to as many people as possible", is effectively realized in the city of irapuato, where the arrival of the french multinational has marked a major turning point, by offering high-quality dairy products to feed mexicans and has contributed greatly to spreading the culture of consumption of yogurt, a delicious and healthy product. Today the danone irapuato plant is one of the french agricultural food group's most modern production facilities worldwide, with exceptionally high operational and quality standards. The mexican company has achieved these fantastic results thanks to the talent of its human resources, the utmost safety and quality measures applied to all of its industrial processes, the research and development of more healthy and wholesome food products, and the use of the latest technologies to ensure the efficiency and competitiveness of the production systems.

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This is not a fairy tale! Such a place does exist: it is the most northern region of Italy, trentino-alto adige, which, framed by the beautiful dolomite mountains and surrounded by lush valleys full of fruit, is famous for its production of apples and, thanks to its varied climate, kiwis, cherries, plums, nuts, and other small fruits and vegetables. When first tasting the produce of trentino, you begin a delicious Journey through a never ending variety of mountain flavours and aromas: from berries to aged grappa, mountain cheeses to hand-cured cold meats and many other products that are able to satisfy even the most discriminating palates! One of the more renowned companies in the local agricultural food sector is trentofrutta, a company in trentino. They been processing, producing, packaging and marketing large quantities of top quality fruits and vegetables for over 50 years, using state-of-the-art systems and technologies capable of preserving the quality and flavours of the freshly picked produce.

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This Italian proverb is used particularly to encourage. The continuation of a job or project whose success is conditioned by logic and events that cannot be predicted.

It is quite unusual, though not impossible, to see roses in Scandinavia. However, in the city of molde, Norway, one finds roses everywhere. The city is even known as the "city of roses", highlighting the exceptional nature of this floral "presence", made possible by the climate, which cannot be found in other places at the same latitude. This beloved flower is proudly displayed in gardens, terraces, patios and balconies and appears painted, inlaid, carved and depicted everywhere, with its delicate fragrance, so much so that it has become the symbol of the town.

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Learn about common causes of recalls in the pharmaceutical industry, and how label verification can help reduce those recalls and costs.

Pharmaceutical manufactures are continuously faced with the cost of product recalls. This whitepaper will help you learn how verification systems can help catch errors, mitigate the risk of recalls and reduce costs:
 

  • Most common causes of recalls
  • Costs associated with product recalls
  • Importance of OCR/OCV for pharmaceutical packaging
  • 3 steps to ensuring a high-quality barcode/label

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Learn about the difference between In-line and Off-line Inspection Systems

Poor-quality labels result in material waste, potential fines, and loss of customers. By implementing both in-line and off-line label verification systems, label defects can be eliminated for nearly 100 percent reliability. This whitepaper will help you learn how different inspection systems can help catch errors and improve productivity.
 

  • Most common causes of unreadable barcodes
  • Different verification and inspection systems
  • In-line vs off-line inspection systems
  • Which system best fits your needs

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The dimensions of all the cases to be sealed are stored in the HMI. A filled case enters the centering station where an air cylinder adjusts to the width of the case. Simultaneously a light curtain senses the height of the case. These measurements are “matched” to one of the case sizes that is stored, which communicates the setting to the side belt drive and tape head assemblies. The case enters the drive and is sealed with adhesive tape at 12 cpm.

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Liftronic Air is an Intelligent Assist Device of the INDEVA® Liftronic® Series.

It combines the strength of a traditional pneumatic parallelogram arm with the intelligence of an INDEVA®. Its power for lifting is pneumatic, but it is electronically controlled. it is suitable for handling offset and/or very heavy loads. Models are available from 80 to 250 kg, that can be supplied either column, ceiling or overhead rail mounted. Compared to a traditional manipulator with pneumatic control, Liftronic® Air offers important advantages which help improve safety, ergonomics and productivity.

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Key factors to achieve productivity with repetitive quality performance

In today's competitive marketplace, converters are being asked to reduce both time to market and warehouse turnovers, they must also deal with shorter runs and unexpected changeswithout forgetting the necessity of achieving higher production goals and improving quality.

Asking various converters about the factors that cause them to print slower than their presses are supposedly capable of, and that prevent them from getting repeated performance within a succession of jobs they mentioned as the most important:

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Kraft recognised that a significant increase in efficiencies could be achieved through the introduction of an automated robot distribution system for its Roses and Heroes products. The investment would also benefit the company’s ongoing commitment to the Kraft Foods Sustainability Programme; substantially reducing material usage by replacing cardboard boxes with reusable plastic tote bins and cutting daily vehicle movements through the accurate management of fixed cycling schedules.

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To install a high complexity product distribution system, capable of performing a fully flexible operation for handling bags of Hula Hoops at KP Foods factory in Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Derbyshire.

The system would be expected to increase productivity, reduce down time and eliminate cross contamination.

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Müller Dairy, a European success story of product innovation and brand development, is the UK’s largest yogurt producer with capacity now at two billion pots per year. The pressure to increase output, reduce costs and improve production flexibility is ongoing to meet current demand and develop new opportunities.

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Following the successful installation of our new Okura Palletizing robot Ferom Webster Griffin together with improvement to the bagging line in powders, Fosroc are now achieving significant increases in output  

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Webster griffin were selected to manufacture a turn-key FIBC filling and  packaging system for acrylic resin powder – an impact modifier used in the manufacture of high quality extruded plastic profiles 

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As often happens, the best ideas are born at the table. That is exactly where an idea came up during a business meeting between SMI and the customer: that of creating a compact, multifunctional line whose heart is SMI's new pal/depal. From its very first meeting with Amy’s Kitchen Inc. SMI felt and shared the pride of those who make a quality product, are aware of it and willing to tackle the issues on how to package it at best. This is how Amy’s Project came to life.

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Venerated by the early settlers as one of the purest waters, even today ESKA water never ceases to amaze. Those who live near the source say that the ESKA water makes your hair shine and your skin brighter, and fish from that area has an extraordinarily delicate and unique flavor. Undoubtedly a precious gift of nature, this water is bottled with great care by Eaux Vives Water using only high-quality machines and systems. Their main goal is to preserve the environment and produce with a special focus on sustainable development and energy saving.

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It's official. The latest market surveys conducted by The Canadean Group research institute attest that the greatest development of mineral water consumption in the coming years will involve Saudi Arabia. With the growth in bottled beverage consumption, more and more companies are investing in new technologies to increase their maximum output and be ready to face this rapidly changing market. An example of the aforesaid development process is the Aloyoun Water and Deem Water Factory companies that turned to SMI for the supply of new primary and secondary packaging machines.

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These seem hard-to-achieve goals. Moods involving emotional, spiritual and mental well-being. Yet, these are possible targets for Deem Water. They represent a unique feeling that anyone who tastes Deem water can experience, a situation of well-being to be shared every day at the dinner table. An unusual approach for a company that only recently entered thecomprehensive physical, mineral water business but that wants to achieve the total satisfaction of its customers. This is why it keeps investing in its production lines, equipping them with the best production technologies available, among which the primary and secondary packaging machines supplied by SMI stand out. They are intended for the mineral water production line in PET bottles, which are Deem Water's pride and joy.

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In recent years, the Campari Group has grown significantly both in relation to its geographic expansion and number of persons employed. today it is present in many countries of difference socio-cultural contexts and, for this reason it is committed to promoting excellence, spirit of enterprise and equal opportunities in every market where is operates. In 2013 the Campari Group acquired Copack Beverage A Limited Partnership, a leading bottler in Australia (specializing in the packaging of canned and glass beverages) and, since 2010, is Campari Group's supplier for the packaging of ready-to-drink products.

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Desmania partnered with whirlpool for design of frost free double door refrigerator inside out. The design was to create a unique internal layout packed with utility features based on design research pan India. The modular layout was made to suit the user mindset in response to varied food habits across the states.

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Desmania conducted a year long SDP with Orient Electric for make-over of their existing Gratia fan, design of all new trendy fan and design of an innovative fan with unique selling feature. Desmania conceived and design a LED mood fan, apart from the distinct Adrian fan and Gratia Class. Bottom housing of the LED fan contains a light module which can be operated with remote. This module offers an array of 256 colors with several presets like rhythm and flash. 

Adrian fan is a unique decorative fan which targets the modern age of India. With its smart telescopic downrod design it provides the flexibility of mounting with or without false ceiling

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The engagement with the client was to create a tech driven youthful brand in the fast growth domain of urban water purifiers. The brief was driven around the creating an iconic product that symbolizes the brand. There after a series of products had to be made to cater to different market segments. With a diversified and crowded market like India, it was a challenge to differentiate the product in a big way on the retail shelf and also make inroads into the bastion already occupied by some big brands.

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Measuring Distance was never such fun! Desmania designed the measuring wheel device for rolatope catering to global market. The device was designed to provide excellent appeal and ergonomics to the device. References were taken from the established brand language to create right proportions and premium appeal for the product. Product has been detailed out for fool proof functioning in the outdoor environment. 

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Creating the first 5l container in PET able to be used in an eco-compatible production cycle. More precisely, able to meet the strict requirements of bottling companies which want big formats to be also eco-compatible.

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Becoming the Factory of the Future: How to Prepare Now for the Industrial Internet of Things

The Internet is the prevailing medium of digital communication worldwide. However, the concept of using instant, pervasive, and globally connected data over the Internet for the benefit of industrial manufacturing is still in its theoretical stages, with few Internet-friendly industrial technologies actually available in the market to put the concept into practice. Despite this, it is speculated that in less than 10 years, the factories of today will learn to harness the power of the Internet not only to connect devices across the factory floor, but also to push and pull meaningful data via the World Wide Web. For factories of the present, the ability to compete in tomorrow’s economy hinges on their ability to integrate with this Industrial Internet of Things. This white paper offers a look into the factory of the future and presents fundamental steps that every manufacturer should take now to prepare for seamless integration when the Internet reaches the factory:

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Three-Step Verification for Lean Product Labeling

Product traceability is a growing concern in industries from medical device manufacturing to consumer packaged goods. It is no longer suffi cient for a manufacturer to produce high-quality products to ensure good standing with their customers and avoid rejects, fi nes, or recalls. Today, these costs are regularly incurred by the simple absence, inaccuracy, or illegibility of product data. Label verifi cation systems can be implemented to safe-guard against these issues, but even misuse or misplacement of a verifi cation system can cause loss in time and materials within internal operations. A systematic approach to label verifi cation should be observed for the leanest labeling processes, with verification implemented at three critical steps during manufacturing:

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The Société Moderne Libanaise pour le Commerce (SMLC) is a very well-known company on the Lebanese market as being the historical bottler and distributor of a wide range of PepsiCo products such as Aquafina, Pepsi Max, Diet Pepsi,
7UP, Mirinda, Tropicana, Lipton Ice Tea and AMP.

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Beirut attracts, engrosses and surprises you, thanks both to its centuries-old history, which hardly goes unnoticed, and
an exceptional urban setting which earned the city the nickname of "Paris of the Middle East". The ongoing  reconstruction of the city over the years has resulted in a fascinating fusion between modern and ancient buildings, bearing witness to the exceptional path undertaken by this city in over 5,000 years of history. Visiting Beirut is like traveling to a multifaceted microcosm, where a Christian church stands next to a mosque and where, after crossing a
narrow millennial lane, you suddenly end up on a modern avenue full of trendy shops

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Africa is a place that conjures up spellbinding atmospheres and situations, which call to mind simple and at the same time fascinating, unusual and unique images. West Africa is undoubtedly one of the most incredible areas of the planet, since every single country in this continent has its own historical, cultural, culinary and musical identity. Niger is no exception: it is the biggest country in the Sahel (from Sahil, "the desert edge"), i.e. that strip of land in Sub-Saharan Africa that stretches from the Sahara Desert, which lies to the north, to the Sudanian Savanna to the south and between the Atlantic Ocean to the west and the Red Sea to the east. Crossing Niger means diving into nature with a millennial flavor, that leaves you breathless, but also into a daily reality made of internal tensions that make economic
development more difficult.

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Algeria is one of the largest food markets in North Africa. The economic reforms initiated in this country in recent years  are leading to the accelerated privatization of large public companies in this sector, setting the foundations for a strong growth in the years ahead. The importance of the changes under way is confirmed by the increasing success of the “Djazagro” trade fair event, this year in its 13th edition, which is held every year in the city of Algiers.

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Natural water resources are a real treasure trove in Belarus, where the bottled water market has been experiencing
a steady and sustained growth for some years. Such ferment is the basis of major investments in new technologies
affecting the food industry, including those recently made by Private Enterprise Darida that are in a prominent position.

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Just in time for Labelexpo Europe, Berhalter is introducing a worldwide new die-cutting tool concept for in-mold labels (IML). The company will be exhibiting the latest Berhalter die-cutting machine generation in combination with the new LABEL-light™ tool, which offers different advantages such as favourable tool costs and short lead times.

The Berhalter LABEL-light™ punching tool is a patented tool concept combining the advantages of the flat-bed die-cutting such as unique print-to-die registration and perfect handling properties with the advantages of affordable tooling.

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Cairo today is a very important industrial center and is home to multinational companies such as The Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Egypt (TCCBCE), located in the district of Nasr City. This company is continually investing H in new technologies to meet the growing demand from an increasingly broad r ....

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YUBCO and DICO, both managed by the Derhim brothers, represent a booming industry in Yemen's domestic “food & beverage” market as well as in neighboring markets; this development process is made possible also by the use of latest generation bottling and packaging systems that SMI has been pr ....

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The Al-Ahlia Mineral Water Company is specialized in the production and marketing of mineral water under the Beladi and Zaina brands, bottled in PET containers of different sizes and capacities. This company's facilities, spread over an area of more than 50,000 square meters, are used as administrat ....

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The Ukraine mineral water market is growing constantly, thanks to sustained growth in the demand for bottled drinking water by a large segment of the population. F.A. Neptun is among the most active companies in this sector, which stands out in the Ukrainian market for continued investments in new t ....

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4.1 MILLION CYCLES IN FIRST 18 MONTHS

Combi produces high quality end of line packaging machines that stand the test of time. Since the customer and distributor perform regular maintenance, it has preserved the immaculate condition of this case erector.

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CASE ERECTING & SEALING: RETAIL READY BOXES

There are currently 16 different sized RSC cases with perforations on the major and minor sides. The box has strategically placed perforations that allow it to be easily split into two halves. These two halves then become the shelf ready display trays for products.

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Successful manufacturers, of any size, face growing pains when production begins to exceed their manpower and facility capabilities. This can happen during seasonal surges or gradually as a business becomes more successful. Valuable manpower is needed to keep a steady supply of erected, corrugated cases formed, taped and packed. They can be stacked from floor to ceiling and can overflow into aisles waiting to be filled. Run out of erected cases and production comes to a screaming halt. Shipping goals aren’t met and revenue is affected.

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An ergonomic evaluation of the Combi Ergopack™ Handpacking System was conducted. The Ergopack™ Systems were observed at the Combi Production Facility in Canton, Ohio. A meeting was held with Peter Ballos, President and creator of the Ergopack™ System.

Ergonomics were an important consideration, and in fact a driving force in the design and development of this Ergopack™ System. The system is designed to facilitate handpacking with minimal lifting of the product; the packer need only "drag, guide, and drop" the product into place.

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The popularity of private label continues to grow in many geographical regions. Historically, metal cans used for private label brands lacked attractive packaging design of their branded competitors. But their appearance has been changing. Recently top private label brands are beginning to look and feel like the well-known international brands.

 

 

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Fante Industria de Bebidas relied on SMI experience for the installation of a wraparound cardboard box packer at its facility. The model it chose, a Smiflexi LWP 30, is an automatic machine designed to package glass bottles of different capacities at a max speed of 30 cardboard boxes/trays per hour. ....

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A rooster, which is the symbol of the city of Flores da Cuhna, also identifies one of the largest wineries in Serra Gaúcha: the Vinícola Galiotto Ltda. With a yearly output of 7.2 million liters, Vinicola Galiotto is on the national and international market with a broad portfolio of fine wines and ....

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In the town of Apecchio, in the province of Pesaro, La Galvanina bottles water low in mineral content branded Val di Meti, in an industrial location that was taken over in October 2008, after having closed down for several years caused by repeated and unfortunate changes of ownership. Thanks to this ....

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Aguas das Caldas de Penacova is headquartered in the pristine environment of Serra do Buçaco where the company extracts, bottles and sells the natural mineral water called "Caldas de Penacova", using the best technologies available on the market in order to provide its national and intern ....

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City trams and buses cross the streets of Milan with their sides and backs lined with billboards depicting a glass mug filled with a black-colored drink: the year is 1938 and the product in question is Spumador's famous “Spuma Nera”. This Como-based company built a great success story on this dr ....

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The Aurora Wine Cooperative includes over 1,100 small families who work side by side, sharing skills, traditions and goals. The numerous components and their varied make-up are not an obstacle, contrary to what you may think, to the organization of the production activities but represent an added va ....

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Success Stories

Exhibitor

"In business since 2000, Enjoy Concepts Ltd, a subsidiary of Wide Ocean Printing Company Ltd, focuses on providing advertising and commercial printing services. It was our sixth-year participation in the Hong Kong International Printing and Packaging Fair. Apart from meeting existing suppliers and showing our new products, we aimed at looking for new customers especially those in the food and beverage (F&B) industry. As we expect to obtain a worldwide QS certification by September 2013, we also took this occasion to introduce the QS certification to both new and existing buyers and to show our commitment to quality assurance. During the four-day fair, we exchanged name cards with about 480 buyers not just from Hong Kong but also from Australia, the Chinese mainland, Malaysia, the Middle East, Singapore, Thailand and the US. Currently, we concentrate on following up with more than 10 F&B buyers and preparing samples for them. We estimate that their orders will amount about millions of HK dollar and we are confident that these buyers will become our long-term customers. We’ll definitely join the Hong Kong International Printing and Packaging Fair 2014 and also plan to expand our booth size from 18 square metres to 27 square metres because this fair is an ideal place where we can meet with buyers from brandname companies and large corporations. More importantly, our participation in this fair delivers strong business results. The new contacts we’ve made here every year generate about HK$3 million worth of orders."

Patrick Mak, Business Development Director, Enjoy Concepts Ltd, Hong Kong

"Established in 1997, Hang Fung specialises in producing plastic packaging for food and beverage (F&B), consumer electronics and electronic components. Currently, 70 per cent of our plastic packaging products are sold to the Chinese mainland and the rest to Europe and the US. It was our second-time participation in the Hong Kong International Printing and Packaging Fair, which is one of the largest specialised trade fairs of its kind in this region. This year, we exhibited at the Food & Beverage Packaging Solutions Zone for the first time in order to build up more contacts with F&B customers and collect related market information as we are keen to expand our F&B packaging business. We received very positive responses from F&B customers and established 60 business contacts, with 50 per cent from European countries such as France, Russia and the UK, 30 per cent from Asian countries such as India and Sri Lanka, and the remainder from Hong Kong. We are now following up with about one-tenth of the buyers we met at the fair by sending them quotations and samples. We expect that two to three buyers from Australia and Hong Kong will place orders for our plastic cups and fast food packaging. Over the past two years, we have been allocating more resources to develop F&B packaging products. We hope to find more agents who can help us expand our export business in this area through different channels like the Hong Kong International Printing and Packaging Fair."

Freeman Leung, Sales Manager, Hang Fung International Industrial Co Ltd, Hong Kong

Buyer

"Oxford Communications has been supplying printing, creative, logistical and promotional products and services for more than 20 years. This year, I visited the Hong Kong International Printing & Packaging Fair for the first time to look for recycled and recyclable materials such as composite fiber boards, formcore, corflute and synthetic products for the production of exhibition stands, point of sale, event props and shop fit outs as well as printing vendors. Currently, we reply on Australian suppliers who buy these recycled materials from Europe and South Africa, and now we are keen to find cheaper alternatives from Asian suppliers. I have found two potential suppliers and will probably place orders in our new financial year after July. At this fair, I have also identified five potential printing vendors including four from Hong Kong and one from Taiwan. So far, I have placed two orders totalling US$31,000 for printing a cooking book and a magazine. To look for promotional items, I also visited the concurrent trade fair – the HKTDC Hong Kong Gifts & Premium Fair – where I placed an order worth US$21,000 for fluffy giraffes and stress balls with a Hong Kong supplier. Absolutely, I’ll visit the Hong Kong International Printing & Packaging Fair next year as it is a necessity for me in order to find new partners. The concurrent Gifts & Premium Fair offers me an additional sourcing opportunity for other marketing campaigns."

André de Waele, General Manager, Oxford Communications Group, Australia

"Established in 2003, Puri is now Thailand’s premier luxury lifestyle brand that purveys skincare, personal care, cosmetics and home fragrance products to 27 countries spanning across at least four continents. Being a first-time visitor of the Hong Kong International Printing & Packaging Fair, I was impressed with the quality of suppliers there. As a brand that strives for quality, we are pleased to discover plenty of quality suppliers for cosmetics boxes, gift boxes, shopping bags and labels that we can possibly work with. We are now in negotiation with some of the suppliers from the Chinese mainland and Hong Kong regarding the supply of paper bags, gift boxes and labels for some of our important projects for this year and 2014. Orders will be made with these suppliers in the next few months, ranging from US$10,000 to US$15,000 per order. One of the most important parts of the fair was the business matching session arranged by the HKTDC where I was able to screen beforehand the suppliers we could possibly work with. Our product development team will surely visit this fair again next year to meet with the suppliers that we’ll start doing business with this year, and to see other possible suppliers for some of our projects for 2014 and 2015. We’ll continue our expansion into other countries and the widening of our product offerings, with our annual purchasing budget for packaging and printing materials increasing from approximately US$500,000 currently to about US$750,000 for the next five years. That also means we’ll need more suppliers and we’re very hopeful that most of them are the suppliers we met at the Hong Kong International Printing & Packaging Fair."

Vorravit Siripark, Managing Director, Puri Company Limited, Thailand
 

Success Stories

 

Exhibitor

 

"In business since 2000, Enjoy Concepts Ltd, a subsidiary of Wide Ocean Printing Company Ltd, focuses on providing advertising and commercial printing services. It was our sixth-year participation in the Hong Kong International Printing and Packaging Fair. Apart from meeting existing suppliers and showing our new products, we aimed at looking for new customers especially those in the food and beverage (F&B) industry. As we expect to obtain a worldwide QS certification by September 2013, we also took this occasion to introduce the QS certification to both new and existing buyers and to show our commitment to quality assurance. During the four-day fair, we exchanged name cards with about 480 buyers not just from Hong Kong but also from Australia, the Chinese mainland, Malaysia, the Middle East, Singapore, Thailand and the US. Currently, we concentrate on following up with more than 10 F&B buyers and preparing samples for them. We estimate that their orders will amount about millions of HK dollar and we are confident that these buyers will become our long-term customers. We’ll definitely join the Hong Kong International Printing and Packaging Fair 2014 and also plan to expand our booth size from 18 square metres to 27 square metres because this fair is an ideal place where we can meet with buyers from brandname companies and large corporations. More importantly, our participation in this fair delivers strong business results. The new contacts we’ve made here every year generate about HK$3 million worth of orders."
Patrick Mak, Business Development Director, Enjoy Concepts Ltd, Hong Kong

 

"Established in 1997, Hang Fung specialises in producing plastic packaging for food and beverage (F&B), consumer electronics and electronic components. Currently, 70 per cent of our plastic packaging products are sold to the Chinese mainland and the rest to Europe and the US. It was our second-time participation in the Hong Kong International Printing and Packaging Fair, which is one of the largest specialised trade fairs of its kind in this region. This year, we exhibited at the Food & Beverage Packaging Solutions Zone for the first time in order to build up more contacts with F&B customers and collect related market information as we are keen to expand our F&B packaging business. We received very positive responses from F&B customers and established 60 business contacts, with 50 per cent from European countries such as France, Russia and the UK, 30 per cent from Asian countries such as India and Sri Lanka, and the remainder from Hong Kong. We are now following up with about one-tenth of the buyers we met at the fair by sending them quotations and samples. We expect that two to three buyers from Australia and Hong Kong will place orders for our plastic cups and fast food packaging. Over the past two years, we have been allocating more resources to develop F&B packaging products. We hope to find more agents who can help us expand our export business in this area through different channels like the Hong Kong International Printing and Packaging Fair." 
Freeman Leung, Sales Manager, Hang Fung International Industrial Co Ltd, Hong Kong

 

Buyer

 

"Oxford Communications has been supplying printing, creative, logistical and promotional products and services for more than 20 years. This year, I visited the Hong Kong International Printing & Packaging Fair for the first time to look for recycled and recyclable materials such as composite fiber boards, formcore, corflute and synthetic products for the production of exhibition stands, point of sale, event props and shop fit outs as well as printing vendors. Currently, we reply on Australian suppliers who buy these recycled materials from Europe and South Africa, and now we are keen to find cheaper alternatives from Asian suppliers. I have found two potential suppliers and will probably place orders in our new financial year after July. At this fair, I have also identified five potential printing vendors including four from Hong Kong and one from Taiwan. So far, I have placed two orders totalling US$31,000 for printing a cooking book and a magazine. To look for promotional items, I also visited the concurrent trade fair – the HKTDC Hong Kong Gifts & Premium Fair – where I placed an order worth US$21,000 for fluffy giraffes and stress balls with a Hong Kong supplier. Absolutely, I’ll visit the Hong Kong International Printing & Packaging Fair next year as it is a necessity for me in order to find new partners. The concurrent Gifts & Premium Fair offers me an additional sourcing opportunity for other marketing campaigns."
André de Waele, General Manager, Oxford Communications Group, Australia

 

"Established in 2003, Puri is now Thailand’s premier luxury lifestyle brand that purveys skincare, personal care, cosmetics and home fragrance products to 27 countries spanning across at least four continents. Being a first-time visitor of the Hong Kong International Printing & Packaging Fair, I was impressed with the quality of suppliers there. As a brand that strives for quality, we are pleased to discover plenty of quality suppliers for cosmetics boxes, gift boxes, shopping bags and labels that we can possibly work with. We are now in negotiation with some of the suppliers from the Chinese mainland and Hong Kong regarding the supply of paper bags, gift boxes and labels for some of our important projects for this year and 2014. Orders will be made with these suppliers in the next few months, ranging from US$10,000 to US$15,000 per order. One of the most important parts of the fair was the business matching session arranged by the HKTDC where I was able to screen beforehand the suppliers we could possibly work with. Our product development team will surely visit this fair again next year to meet with the suppliers that we’ll start doing business with this year, and to see other possible suppliers for some of our projects for 2014 and 2015. We’ll continue our expansion into other countries and the widening of our product offerings, with our annual purchasing budget for packaging and printing materials increasing from approximately US$500,000 currently to about US$750,000 for the next five years. That also means we’ll need more suppliers and we’re very hopeful that most of them are the suppliers we met at the Hong Kong International Printing & Packaging Fair."
Vorravit Siripark, Managing Director, Puri Company Limited, Thailand

- See more at: http://www.hktdc.com/fair/hkprintpackfair-en/s/3738-General_Information/Hong-Kong-International-Printing-and-Packaging-Fair/Success-Stories.html#sthash.1CCgI9se.dpuf

Success Stories

 

Exhibitor

 

"In business since 2000, Enjoy Concepts Ltd, a subsidiary of Wide Ocean Printing Company Ltd, focuses on providing advertising and commercial printing services. It was our sixth-year participation in the Hong Kong International Printing and Packaging Fair. Apart from meeting existing suppliers and showing our new products, we aimed at looking for new customers especially those in the food and beverage (F&B) industry. As we expect to obtain a worldwide QS certification by September 2013, we also took this occasion to introduce the QS certification to both new and existing buyers and to show our commitment to quality assurance. During the four-day fair, we exchanged name cards with about 480 buyers not just from Hong Kong but also from Australia, the Chinese mainland, Malaysia, the Middle East, Singapore, Thailand and the US. Currently, we concentrate on following up with more than 10 F&B buyers and preparing samples for them. We estimate that their orders will amount about millions of HK dollar and we are confident that these buyers will become our long-term customers. We’ll definitely join the Hong Kong International Printing and Packaging Fair 2014 and also plan to expand our booth size from 18 square metres to 27 square metres because this fair is an ideal place where we can meet with buyers from brandname companies and large corporations. More importantly, our participation in this fair delivers strong business results. The new contacts we’ve made here every year generate about HK$3 million worth of orders."
Patrick Mak, Business Development Director, Enjoy Concepts Ltd, Hong Kong

 

"Established in 1997, Hang Fung specialises in producing plastic packaging for food and beverage (F&B), consumer electronics and electronic components. Currently, 70 per cent of our plastic packaging products are sold to the Chinese mainland and the rest to Europe and the US. It was our second-time participation in the Hong Kong International Printing and Packaging Fair, which is one of the largest specialised trade fairs of its kind in this region. This year, we exhibited at the Food & Beverage Packaging Solutions Zone for the first time in order to build up more contacts with F&B customers and collect related market information as we are keen to expand our F&B packaging business. We received very positive responses from F&B customers and established 60 business contacts, with 50 per cent from European countries such as France, Russia and the UK, 30 per cent from Asian countries such as India and Sri Lanka, and the remainder from Hong Kong. We are now following up with about one-tenth of the buyers we met at the fair by sending them quotations and samples. We expect that two to three buyers from Australia and Hong Kong will place orders for our plastic cups and fast food packaging. Over the past two years, we have been allocating more resources to develop F&B packaging products. We hope to find more agents who can help us expand our export business in this area through different channels like the Hong Kong International Printing and Packaging Fair." 
Freeman Leung, Sales Manager, Hang Fung International Industrial Co Ltd, Hong Kong

 

Buyer

 

"Oxford Communications has been supplying printing, creative, logistical and promotional products and services for more than 20 years. This year, I visited the Hong Kong International Printing & Packaging Fair for the first time to look for recycled and recyclable materials such as composite fiber boards, formcore, corflute and synthetic products for the production of exhibition stands, point of sale, event props and shop fit outs as well as printing vendors. Currently, we reply on Australian suppliers who buy these recycled materials from Europe and South Africa, and now we are keen to find cheaper alternatives from Asian suppliers. I have found two potential suppliers and will probably place orders in our new financial year after July. At this fair, I have also identified five potential printing vendors including four from Hong Kong and one from Taiwan. So far, I have placed two orders totalling US$31,000 for printing a cooking book and a magazine. To look for promotional items, I also visited the concurrent trade fair – the HKTDC Hong Kong Gifts & Premium Fair – where I placed an order worth US$21,000 for fluffy giraffes and stress balls with a Hong Kong supplier. Absolutely, I’ll visit the Hong Kong International Printing & Packaging Fair next year as it is a necessity for me in order to find new partners. The concurrent Gifts & Premium Fair offers me an additional sourcing opportunity for other marketing campaigns."
André de Waele, General Manager, Oxford Communications Group, Australia

 

"Established in 2003, Puri is now Thailand’s premier luxury lifestyle brand that purveys skincare, personal care, cosmetics and home fragrance products to 27 countries spanning across at least four continents. Being a first-time visitor of the Hong Kong International Printing & Packaging Fair, I was impressed with the quality of suppliers there. As a brand that strives for quality, we are pleased to discover plenty of quality suppliers for cosmetics boxes, gift boxes, shopping bags and labels that we can possibly work with. We are now in negotiation with some of the suppliers from the Chinese mainland and Hong Kong regarding the supply of paper bags, gift boxes and labels for some of our important projects for this year and 2014. Orders will be made with these suppliers in the next few months, ranging from US$10,000 to US$15,000 per order. One of the most important parts of the fair was the business matching session arranged by the HKTDC where I was able to screen beforehand the suppliers we could possibly work with. Our product development team will surely visit this fair again next year to meet with the suppliers that we’ll start doing business with this year, and to see other possible suppliers for some of our projects for 2014 and 2015. We’ll continue our expansion into other countries and the widening of our product offerings, with our annual purchasing budget for packaging and printing materials increasing from approximately US$500,000 currently to about US$750,000 for the next five years. That also means we’ll need more suppliers and we’re very hopeful that most of them are the suppliers we met at the Hong Kong International Printing & Packaging Fair."
Vorravit Siripark, Managing Director, Puri Company Limited, Thailand

- See more at: http://www.hktdc.com/fair/hkprintpackfair-en/s/3738-General_Information/Hong-Kong-International-Printing-and-Packaging-Fair/Success-Stories.html#sthash.1CCgI9se.dpuf

Success Stories

 

Exhibitor

 

"In business since 2000, Enjoy Concepts Ltd, a subsidiary of Wide Ocean Printing Company Ltd, focuses on providing advertising and commercial printing services. It was our sixth-year participation in the Hong Kong International Printing and Packaging Fair. Apart from meeting existing suppliers and showing our new products, we aimed at looking for new customers especially those in the food and beverage (F&B) industry. As we expect to obtain a worldwide QS certification by September 2013, we also took this occasion to introduce the QS certification to both new and existing buyers and to show our commitment to quality assurance. During the four-day fair, we exchanged name cards with about 480 buyers not just from Hong Kong but also from Australia, the Chinese mainland, Malaysia, the Middle East, Singapore, Thailand and the US. Currently, we concentrate on following up with more than 10 F&B buyers and preparing samples for them. We estimate that their orders will amount about millions of HK dollar and we are confident that these buyers will become our long-term customers. We’ll definitely join the Hong Kong International Printing and Packaging Fair 2014 and also plan to expand our booth size from 18 square metres to 27 square metres because this fair is an ideal place where we can meet with buyers from brandname companies and large corporations. More importantly, our participation in this fair delivers strong business results. The new contacts we’ve made here every year generate about HK$3 million worth of orders."
Patrick Mak, Business Development Director, Enjoy Concepts Ltd, Hong Kong

 

"Established in 1997, Hang Fung specialises in producing plastic packaging for food and beverage (F&B), consumer electronics and electronic components. Currently, 70 per cent of our plastic packaging products are sold to the Chinese mainland and the rest to Europe and the US. It was our second-time participation in the Hong Kong International Printing and Packaging Fair, which is one of the largest specialised trade fairs of its kind in this region. This year, we exhibited at the Food & Beverage Packaging Solutions Zone for the first time in order to build up more contacts with F&B customers and collect related market information as we are keen to expand our F&B packaging business. We received very positive responses from F&B customers and established 60 business contacts, with 50 per cent from European countries such as France, Russia and the UK, 30 per cent from Asian countries such as India and Sri Lanka, and the remainder from Hong Kong. We are now following up with about one-tenth of the buyers we met at the fair by sending them quotations and samples. We expect that two to three buyers from Australia and Hong Kong will place orders for our plastic cups and fast food packaging. Over the past two years, we have been allocating more resources to develop F&B packaging products. We hope to find more agents who can help us expand our export business in this area through different channels like the Hong Kong International Printing and Packaging Fair." 
Freeman Leung, Sales Manager, Hang Fung International Industrial Co Ltd, Hong Kong

 

Buyer

 

"Oxford Communications has been supplying printing, creative, logistical and promotional products and services for more than 20 years. This year, I visited the Hong Kong International Printing & Packaging Fair for the first time to look for recycled and recyclable materials such as composite fiber boards, formcore, corflute and synthetic products for the production of exhibition stands, point of sale, event props and shop fit outs as well as printing vendors. Currently, we reply on Australian suppliers who buy these recycled materials from Europe and South Africa, and now we are keen to find cheaper alternatives from Asian suppliers. I have found two potential suppliers and will probably place orders in our new financial year after July. At this fair, I have also identified five potential printing vendors including four from Hong Kong and one from Taiwan. So far, I have placed two orders totalling US$31,000 for printing a cooking book and a magazine. To look for promotional items, I also visited the concurrent trade fair – the HKTDC Hong Kong Gifts & Premium Fair – where I placed an order worth US$21,000 for fluffy giraffes and stress balls with a Hong Kong supplier. Absolutely, I’ll visit the Hong Kong International Printing & Packaging Fair next year as it is a necessity for me in order to find new partners. The concurrent Gifts & Premium Fair offers me an additional sourcing opportunity for other marketing campaigns."
André de Waele, General Manager, Oxford Communications Group, Australia

 

"Established in 2003, Puri is now Thailand’s premier luxury lifestyle brand that purveys skincare, personal care, cosmetics and home fragrance products to 27 countries spanning across at least four continents. Being a first-time visitor of the Hong Kong International Printing & Packaging Fair, I was impressed with the quality of suppliers there. As a brand that strives for quality, we are pleased to discover plenty of quality suppliers for cosmetics boxes, gift boxes, shopping bags and labels that we can possibly work with. We are now in negotiation with some of the suppliers from the Chinese mainland and Hong Kong regarding the supply of paper bags, gift boxes and labels for some of our important projects for this year and 2014. Orders will be made with these suppliers in the next few months, ranging from US$10,000 to US$15,000 per order. One of the most important parts of the fair was the business matching session arranged by the HKTDC where I was able to screen beforehand the suppliers we could possibly work with. Our product development team will surely visit this fair again next year to meet with the suppliers that we’ll start doing business with this year, and to see other possible suppliers for some of our projects for 2014 and 2015. We’ll continue our expansion into other countries and the widening of our product offerings, with our annual purchasing budget for packaging and printing materials increasing from approximately US$500,000 currently to about US$750,000 for the next five years. That also means we’ll need more suppliers and we’re very hopeful that most of them are the suppliers we met at the Hong Kong International Printing & Packaging Fair."
Vorravit Siripark, Managing Director, Puri Company Limited, Thailand

- See more at: http://www.hktdc.com/fair/hkprintpackfair-en/s/3738-General_Information/Hong-Kong-International-Printing-and-Packaging-Fair/Success-Stories.html#sthash.1CCgI9se.dpuf

Success Stories

 

Exhibitor

 

"In business since 2000, Enjoy Concepts Ltd, a subsidiary of Wide Ocean Printing Company Ltd, focuses on providing advertising and commercial printing services. It was our sixth-year participation in the Hong Kong International Printing and Packaging Fair. Apart from meeting existing suppliers and showing our new products, we aimed at looking for new customers especially those in the food and beverage (F&B) industry. As we expect to obtain a worldwide QS certification by September 2013, we also took this occasion to introduce the QS certification to both new and existing buyers and to show our commitment to quality assurance. During the four-day fair, we exchanged name cards with about 480 buyers not just from Hong Kong but also from Australia, the Chinese mainland, Malaysia, the Middle East, Singapore, Thailand and the US. Currently, we concentrate on following up with more than 10 F&B buyers and preparing samples for them. We estimate that their orders will amount about millions of HK dollar and we are confident that these buyers will become our long-term customers. We’ll definitely join the Hong Kong International Printing and Packaging Fair 2014 and also plan to expand our booth size from 18 square metres to 27 square metres because this fair is an ideal place where we can meet with buyers from brandname companies and large corporations. More importantly, our participation in this fair delivers strong business results. The new contacts we’ve made here every year generate about HK$3 million worth of orders."
Patrick Mak, Business Development Director, Enjoy Concepts Ltd, Hong Kong

 

"Established in 1997, Hang Fung specialises in producing plastic packaging for food and beverage (F&B), consumer electronics and electronic components. Currently, 70 per cent of our plastic packaging products are sold to the Chinese mainland and the rest to Europe and the US. It was our second-time participation in the Hong Kong International Printing and Packaging Fair, which is one of the largest specialised trade fairs of its kind in this region. This year, we exhibited at the Food & Beverage Packaging Solutions Zone for the first time in order to build up more contacts with F&B customers and collect related market information as we are keen to expand our F&B packaging business. We received very positive responses from F&B customers and established 60 business contacts, with 50 per cent from European countries such as France, Russia and the UK, 30 per cent from Asian countries such as India and Sri Lanka, and the remainder from Hong Kong. We are now following up with about one-tenth of the buyers we met at the fair by sending them quotations and samples. We expect that two to three buyers from Australia and Hong Kong will place orders for our plastic cups and fast food packaging. Over the past two years, we have been allocating more resources to develop F&B packaging products. We hope to find more agents who can help us expand our export business in this area through different channels like the Hong Kong International Printing and Packaging Fair." 
Freeman Leung, Sales Manager, Hang Fung International Industrial Co Ltd, Hong Kong

 

Buyer

 

"Oxford Communications has been supplying printing, creative, logistical and promotional products and services for more than 20 years. This year, I visited the Hong Kong International Printing & Packaging Fair for the first time to look for recycled and recyclable materials such as composite fiber boards, formcore, corflute and synthetic products for the production of exhibition stands, point of sale, event props and shop fit outs as well as printing vendors. Currently, we reply on Australian suppliers who buy these recycled materials from Europe and South Africa, and now we are keen to find cheaper alternatives from Asian suppliers. I have found two potential suppliers and will probably place orders in our new financial year after July. At this fair, I have also identified five potential printing vendors including four from Hong Kong and one from Taiwan. So far, I have placed two orders totalling US$31,000 for printing a cooking book and a magazine. To look for promotional items, I also visited the concurrent trade fair – the HKTDC Hong Kong Gifts & Premium Fair – where I placed an order worth US$21,000 for fluffy giraffes and stress balls with a Hong Kong supplier. Absolutely, I’ll visit the Hong Kong International Printing & Packaging Fair next year as it is a necessity for me in order to find new partners. The concurrent Gifts & Premium Fair offers me an additional sourcing opportunity for other marketing campaigns."
André de Waele, General Manager, Oxford Communications Group, Australia

 

"Established in 2003, Puri is now Thailand’s premier luxury lifestyle brand that purveys skincare, personal care, cosmetics and home fragrance products to 27 countries spanning across at least four continents. Being a first-time visitor of the Hong Kong International Printing & Packaging Fair, I was impressed with the quality of suppliers there. As a brand that strives for quality, we are pleased to discover plenty of quality suppliers for cosmetics boxes, gift boxes, shopping bags and labels that we can possibly work with. We are now in negotiation with some of the suppliers from the Chinese mainland and Hong Kong regarding the supply of paper bags, gift boxes and labels for some of our important projects for this year and 2014. Orders will be made with these suppliers in the next few months, ranging from US$10,000 to US$15,000 per order. One of the most important parts of the fair was the business matching session arranged by the HKTDC where I was able to screen beforehand the suppliers we could possibly work with. Our product development team will surely visit this fair again next year to meet with the suppliers that we’ll start doing business with this year, and to see other possible suppliers for some of our projects for 2014 and 2015. We’ll continue our expansion into other countries and the widening of our product offerings, with our annual purchasing budget for packaging and printing materials increasing from approximately US$500,000 currently to about US$750,000 for the next five years. That also means we’ll need more suppliers and we’re very hopeful that most of them are the suppliers we met at the Hong Kong International Printing & Packaging Fair."
Vorravit Siripark, Managing Director, Puri Company Limited, Thailand

- See more at: http://www.hktdc.com/fair/hkprintpackfair-en/s/3738-General_Information/Hong-Kong-International-Printing-and-Packaging-Fair/Success-Stories.html#sthash.1CCgI9se.dpuf

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With its products found in the cupboards and pantries of 8 out of every 10 homes in the U.S., Del Monte Foods is a household name in the U.S. and throughout the world. Known as a producer and distributor of high quality fruits and vegetables, it comes as no surprise that Del Monte is a company that takes quality seriously

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An INDEVA model Liftronic Vacuum Grip with gripping system by vacuum to lift cardboard cases. The cases must be placed into a larger case; to this end the handles have been specially designed for allowing the end-effector (gripping tool) to be lowered deep into the larger case.

The INDEVA vacuum lifter is self balancing, thus allowing handling cases of different weights with no interruptions for selecting a different weight presetting.

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To assembly lawnmowers a Company needed two workers who manually had to pick, lift, rotate by 180° and precisely position the product (weighing 30 kg) on the assembly line: this operation required consistent physical strain with non ergonomic movements for the two workers, with consequent risk of product damage and cumulative trauma injuries. Furthermore the tack time could never be achieved.

It was necessary to adopt a lift assist system to enhance productivity, achieve the tack time and at the same time improve safety for the operators. Traditional manipulators and lift assist devices such as hoists. A traditional pneumatic manipulator or a hoist was not a suitable solution mainly for the following reasons

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Indeva, model Liftronic EASY E80R, overhead mounted manipulator complete with gripping tool by vacuum for lifting long steel tubes and releasing them into a lathe.

An Indeva is the most productive and efficient way for loading a lathe with heavy tubes because, thanks to its auto balancing feature, the operator can lift tubes with different weights without stopping for selecting the presetting relative to the load weight is lifting.

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The industrial packaging industry faces a challenging future with experts predicting faltering growth amid frequently changing customer requirements, increased raw material costs and growing environmental issues.
 

For these and many other reasons, packaging software has become an even more critical component of the supply chain with bottom-line benefits.  It enables ongoing process improvements, product reporting and site quality control - all of which play a key role in ensuring that producers respond to changing demands quickly and efficiently and that they remain cost-competitive.
 

Quality control is a critical element of the packaging industry and mistakes can be extremely costly.   For example, the fall-out from inconsistent package weights or a contaminant in the packaged product can be devastating and not many businesses have the capacity to weather those sorts of challenges.
 

That’s why the choice of packaging software isn’t simply an IT issue.  It’s a business decision, because the right choice of packaging software can make a significant difference to an organization’s bottom-line and their long-term success.
 

There are standard, off-the-shelf packaging software packages available, but as each site is unique, it’s often better to get a custom-designed solution.  This software should be designed by software engineers who know and understand packaging processes so they can create flexible solutions which meet the site’s specific needs and which can be integrated with their specific packaging equipment.
 

For example, check weighing software is widely used in the packaging and food processing industries for both static and dynamic (in-motion) weighing to ensure consistent product quality and reporting.  Another reason that quality managers rely on this packaging software is that it can be applied to sites anywhere in the world, so it’s ideal for those organizations which have geographically dispersed production facilities as they are assured of quality control consistency and compatibility across all their sites.
 

Packaging software also needs to have sufficient flexibility to adapt and respond quickly to changing requirements - and that’s another reason why it’s beneficial to engage with software engineers who are experienced in the packaging industry.
 

One company which that has a strong reputation for the supply of advanced, user-friendly and feature-rich packaging software solutions to complement the commissioning of its packaging equipment solutions is AccuPak.
 

The company has an extensive library of standard, off-the-shelf packaging software packages but their experienced and knowledgeable engineers are also able to design custom solutions for any site which interface with any packaging equipment.
 

If you want to learn more about how packaging software can improve quality control and improve your bottom-line or if you have any queries about packaging equipment, please get in touch with AccuPak, a leading provider of packing, filling, bagging and palletizing machinery and equipment in Australia. You can view their extensive equipment range on www.accupak.com.au or by contacting their head office on 1300 793 476 to find out which of their many national branches is closest to you.

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A well known publishing Company needed to improve productivity and find a quicker and safer way to lift cases full of books from the pallet and move them unto the conveyor. Each case weighs about 60 kg. And the operation is repeated several times a day; the manual handling was too slow and unsafe; a traditional electric hoist wouldn't have made it faster enough. Moreover the handling operation needed to be very smooth and user friendly, as well as ergonomic and safe for the operator. An hoist compels the operator to keep the up - down button constantly pressed , with possible hazard to his health (Carpal Tunnel Syndrome), and it may discourage him to keep using the hoist and induce him and carry out the handling operation manually again.

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Only one column mounted intelligent device for handling INDEVA, with jointed arm 2.5 m long, to lift boxes, drums, jars, and bags.This INDEVA, Liftronic model, could fully satisfy this Company request for a lift assist device for the operator that has to lift 4 different types of loadin a quick yet precise and ergonomic way, repetitively during his whole work shift

The gripping tooling is multifunctional and suitable for picking a bag, or a cardboard box or a jar or drum: if the load that comes along is a drum the operator uses the tool side equipped with a vacuum cup suitable for drums, if it is a bag he just changes the

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Dr. Verga, formerly CEO of EISMANN, European leader in door-to-door frozen food distribution, were he has been working for 15 years, educated in economics, joined Francia Group in 2006.

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Eng. Erik Sartori, 35 years old and graduate Management Engineering is chief in production of this modern factory; he shares with us the some topic issues.

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In a broad valley, surrounded by green hills, lies the city of Pietermaritzburg, elected capital of the Republic of Natalia in 1838, after the Boer victory of Blood River. After regaining control over the city in 1843, the British changed its urban and architectural appearance considerably by building Victorian inspired buildings. The Indians then thought to further enrich the cultural landscape of the city, whose massive immigration in the nineteenth century was essential to support the growing number of sugar cane plantations. Currently Pietermaritzburg is an important industrial hub at regional level. The richness of the KwaZulu-Natal region is based on agriculture, livestock breeding, tourism and the processing industries, which represent 30% of its economy: in fact, 30% of goods exported from South Africa are produced here

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the beauty of Norway, which, not coincidentally, had inspired many poets, artists and writers in the past. The landscapes vary from the tundra to the beaches, from charming fishing villages that seem to come out of a storybook to vast pristine forests, from spectacular ice caps to the famous fjords (which are now the symbol of the country). Norway is loved by all types of travellers both in winter when it is covered by a thick blanket

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In the enchanting region of the autonomous community of Murcia, in the south-eastern part of Spain between Andalusia, Castilla-La Manche and Valencia, on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea, is where the greatest vegetable production in Europe is carried out. It is no coincidence, in fact, if Murcia is described as the “garden of Europe”. Farmers and agroprocessing companies operate in an ideal environment, benefiting from this regions excellent micro-climate. The dynamic and competitive farms in Murcia produce and market various types of products such as wine, rice, olive oil, lemons and paprika. In turn, companies manufacturing canned food, juices, beverages and frozen foods contribute to create one of the most active and innovative industrial districts of Europe. Hida Alimentación S.A. operates in the center of this great and fertile environment. Over 56 years of operation, together with continued investment in new production technologies, have brought this Spanish company to win a leadership position in domestic and international markets. To support the growth of turnover, Hida has chosen to install two new shrinkwrappers of the Smiflexi SK and LSK series and a sleeve packer of the MP 300 series that allow the Spanish company to greatly improve its productive efficiency.

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>The Brasserie Milles plant in Toulouges produces every year several million liters of soft drinks; although the Limonette beverage represents the largest share of the aforesaid volume, the drinks bottled for the Orangina and Pepsi- Cola brands are just as important for the industrial activities of the French company. Brasserie Milles owns several bottling lines dedicated to the production and packaging of a wide variety of products, each of which is bottled in glass or PET containers and then packaged in different pack collations. This production system requires flexible, versatile, agile and innovative corporate organization, able to respond promptly both to inhouse needs and those of changing customers.

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>Milk is a simple food, lifes very first food, the one weve known since we were born. By contrast, milk production is very complex. It requires the work and commitment of an intricate network of operators and the use of advanced technological systems throughout the production cycle: from stable to packaging, all the way to the consumers table. Companies operating in the dairy sector continually invest in new product packaging technologies with the final goal of offering consumers easy-to-use packages that at the same time meet highest quality standards. Faced with a very large number of consumers, each with special needs and habits, the dairy industry must be able to differentiate its offer as much as possible, by offering products packaged in various types of containers: cardboard cartons with or without cap, glass or PET bottles with cap, etc.

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GSG knows very well how important innovative momentum is, intended as company development and growth, in a very competitive and crowded market environment. Hence the need to combine the strong experience of GSG in the field of detergency with that of SMI in the primary packaging field and stretch-blow moulding of PET and PP containers. The partnership between the two companies was essential to create a modern industrial plant for the largescale production of 0.75 and 1-liter polypropylene containers for bottling the cleaning products of the Gussago company. Moreover, this choice guarantees GSG the proper operative flexibility of its systems since the Bresciabased company produces a wide range of detergents, both proprietary branded and private label brands for many customers-distributors. Major large retail chains and discount supermarkets rely on GSG to offer their customers a complete portfolio of high quality cleaning products, whether intended for household or workplace use. The packages and containers made in the GSG plants are easily recognizable on store shelves due to their appealing and innovative packaging, and are highly appreciated by consumers for the great variety of solutions, substances, colors and fragrances.

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Often the combination of family tradition and strong entrepreneurship is the basis for creating great opportunities for development in industry. If, then, the traditions handed down from generation to generation become real passions, success of the business is assured. An example of how true this is may be seen at the Lebanese company Kassatly Chtaura, which owes its success in the market to a clever fusion of family tradition, technological innovation and entrepreneurial know-how. The companys historical roots date back to 1974, when the current CEO Akram Kassatly founded a small company dedicated to the production of wine, following the footsteps of his father Nicolas who worked in this field since 1919. Today, after almost forty years, the name Kassatly Chtaura is linked to a wide and diverse range of drinks, in addition to wine, capable of satisfying a growing number of consumers in all areas of the Middle East.

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Innovation is Vi-Jon’s engine of growth. The U.S. company based in St. Louis, Missouri, has managed to perfectly combine the experience gained in over 100 years of activity with the innovative momentum of the R&D team, which is distinguished by its ability to formulate new products and propose cutting-edge solutions. The perfect mix of these two business “souls” has allowed Vi–Jon to quickly respond to the expectations of a changing marketplace. Innovation is also the “lifeblood” of this successful enterprise that, to meet the challenges posed by its customers and by increased competition, launched an impressive array of new products, improved and customized packaging and gave a more appealing look to its brand. The plan for expansion and modernization of the plant in Smyrna, Tennessee, aimed at the improvement of the indexes of flexibility, efficiency, safety and productivity of plants.

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The automotive industry has always been extremely competitive. Now more so than ever. With production lines being established in low-cost labor countries, a global overcapacity of as high as 20% according to a recent survey of auto-executives conducted by KPMG, automakers have to cut every unnecessary cost. This results in extreme cost-saving and productivity demands on their suppliers.

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Bei ng a manufacturer i n the el ectroni cs i ndustry i s not easy. Customers are demanding more for less money and products quickly become mainstream commodities, making it easy to shop from someone else. And the electronics industry has delivered, making great technological improvements while cutting prices. But there is no reason to believe that customer demands will decrease. The market's high expectations and the increasing competition have led the race to cut costs and raise productivity in all areas of the electronics manufacturing.

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The fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) industry is extremely competitive, characterized by disloyal consumers with high demands on price and quality - not hesitating to choose a different brand or product if the other offer appears better.

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The medical device industry is undergoing a very strong growth period. Spurred by advancements in medical research, an aging population and increased standard of living, the growth potential is enormous. According to Medtech Insight (a medical device industry analyst), the medical device industry is expected to grow 7,5 percent annually between 2005 and 2010.

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The UDI (Unique Device Identification) program is an initiative from the U.S. Federal Drug Administration (FDA). The goal is to improve the nation’s health by standardizing the marking on medical devices so that all of those involved in their production, distribution, stocking, and usage can readily identify the device in question and get reliable access to critical data concerning its use and history.

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Boehringer Ingelheim is a group of companies dedicated to researching, developing, manufacturing and marketing innovative products of high therapeutic value for human and veterinary medicine. It is one of the world’s 20 leading pharmaceutical companies. Boehringer Ingelheim was founded in Ingelheim am Rhein (Germany) in 1885, where the corporate headquarters are still located.

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Jiaxing Hexin Precision Stamping Technology Co., Ltd., based south of Shanghai in China’s Zhejiang province, specializes in the manufacture of precision stamped components, including parts for consumer electronics, pneumatic tools, cutting tools, and automotive and general industrial parts. Continually focused on elevating its product quality to meet the most stringent customer quality requirements, Hexin is poised to become a premier supplier of precision stampings in Asia and throughout the world. The Challenge Dimensional measurement is an essential step in the manufacture of Hexin’s stamped parts in order to ensure that each workpiece meets required tolerances. Traditionally, this has been done with a contact measurement device such as a micrometer or other manual measuring tool. However, as customer requirements for part accuracy and production capacity increase, these manual inspection methods become problematic, resulting in low efficiency and high labor intensity. To address the demands of the growing ..

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Legible, accurate barcodes have never been more important than they are today, when automated supply chains depend on data accuracy to ensure the reliable performance of global operations. Machine vision verification is one tool that can be used to ensure that barcodes meet a consistent level of quality for readability in an automated process, and that bad codes are identified before they result in costly failures. This white paper introduces 1D and 2D barcode verification and identifies parameters for verifying codes against published standards.

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