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Packaging machinery

Sidel introduces Cermex EvoPack to reduce repacking activities and anticipate customised retailing needs during production time

Parma (IO), Italy

Changing consumer preferences, sustainability requirements as well as the growing need for customisation of added-value packs and new selling or shipping units are forcing manufacturers to adapt their production models and supply chains. Food, Home and Personal Care (FHPC) producers want to move towards a leaner and eco-friendlier secondary packaging philosophy by re-evaluating their current use of repacking solutions, which generate significant cost, quality and sustainability side effects. Smaller and larger case counts can minimise these effects by managing, storing and shipping products in suitable quantities with much more ease and flexibility for future customised retailing needs. To meet the need for extreme case counts while still dealing with the standard high-production formats, Sidel is launching Cermex EvoPack, a highly flexible Industry 4.0 case-packing platform for shaped containers in wrap-around blanks, trays & Shelf Ready Packaging (SRP).

Nowadays, consumers are becoming more demanding in their individual shopping needs, wanting to shop conveniently, at any time or anywhere. Not only does the continuing e-commerce boom reflect this, but it can also be seen in the renaissance of smaller urban stores, with major retailers returning to the city centres to grant easy access to everyday necessities.

“Certain FHPC sub-categories or players sometimes have customisation needs for up to 40% of their production volumes. Until now, the most common way for producers to approach these requests was to use manual repacking services,” says Didier Saussereau, Packing Product Manager at Sidel.

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