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yearbook & directory 2011

Goliath: the Big Name in Irish Packaging

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The complete supply chain event for Ireland’s processing industries Covering the entire manufacturing supply chain, PACKAGING, PROCESSING & LOGISTICS 2012 provides you with the opportunity to showcase your products and services in front of key decision makers from across Ireland’s major processing industries.

For further details: • turn to page 6 of this directory • visit www.easyFairs.com/PPL2012 • call Marc Benoit on +44 (0)20 8843 8821

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yearbook & directory 2011

C ontents Minister’s Foreword . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Sector Overview: Innovation the Key to Future Success . . . . . . . . 4 PACKAGING, PROCESSING & LOGISTICS 2012 Trade Show Launched . . 6 The Case for Aluminium Foil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Supply Chain Management: The Key to Competitiveness . . . . . . 10 Irish Lift Trucks develops Hyster range . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Labelling Innovations from Logopak . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Packaging Irishness in a Recessionary Age . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Cover Story: Goliath Goes from Strength to Strength . . . . . . . . 18 Repak Reaps Recycling Rewards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Smurfit Kappa Ireland: a ‘One-Stop Shop’ for Packaging . . . . . . 24 Cartons Satisfy Sustainability Agenda . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

LISTINGS Product & Service Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Alphabetical Listings of Packaging Companies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42

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Minister’s Foreword

Facing the Challenges Ahead

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am delighted to write the foreword to the Irish Packaging Yearbook and Directory 2011. My Department is responsible for the implementation of the EC Directive on Packaging and Packaging Waste in Ireland through our own national regulations, the Waste Management (Packaging) Regulations 2007. The purpose of the regulations is to ensure that packaging is managed in a sustainable manner by preventing the production of packaging waste and ensuring that packaging waste that cannot be prevented is reused, recycled and recovered. Ireland has exceeded our EU targets thanks to the help of industry.

order to contribute to a reduction in packaging waste. A major review of the Producer Responsibility Initiatives schemes, which is a commitment in the Programme for Government, will be undertaken in 2011. This will ensure that Ireland is well placed to meet our domestic and EU recycling targets over the next 10 years.

Innovations The quest for sustainable packaging has changed the way we think about packaging and the materials used. There has been a trend towards light-weighting, which in many cases has involved a switch from glass to lighter materials such as plastic and tetrapak. Furthermore, the use of bioplastics is increasing and Ireland is at the forefront of research into the production of new bioplastics from waste. Dr Kevin O’Connor, UCD, is investigating using bacteria to convert post consumer plastic packaging into new biodegradable plastic. Recycling packaging materials here in Ireland can add value and for example, plastics that are collected for recycling have an inherent value. Plastic packaging that is collected, sorted and baled can have a value of €200-300 per tonne. If plastic is brought to the next stage and is reprocessed into an intermediate product, such as plastic flake or pellet, the value can be in the region of €1,000 per tonne. If the plastic flake or pellet is used in a manufacturing process to create a new product, the value then increases to €4,000 per tonne. My Department is working hard to create new markets for waste materials including packaging under the rx3 initiative (www.rx3.ie ). I know that the Irish Packaging Yearbook and Directory 2011 will be a valuable resource for the sector.

Challenges & Opportunities The overarching challenge for the industry in 2011 and beyond lies in continuing to maximise sales, while taking into account the environmental impact of the product being sold. This will require firms to show leadership through their willingness to innovate, and consider new ways of reducing the amount of packaging they use, while retaining brand awareness. Having the flexibility to re-examine how a business operates provides an often unrecognised opportunity to take stock, not only of the challenges and opportunities the firm faces, but also the very reasons why firms operate in certain ways. This can give rise to new ideas which may improve competitiveness and profitability over time. My Department is working with the EPA and Repak, looking at various packaging reduction initiatives under the National Waste Prevention Programme and a dedicated website, www.preventandsave.ie, has been established. The introduction of a possible levy on packaging is also being examined as part of our packaging waste reduction initiatives and interested parties were invited to comment by August 5, 2011. The main issues which it is intended to examine in this consultation are as follows: • • • •

The overall views by stakeholders on a packaging levy; How a packaging levy might be operated; International experiences of similar levies; and How a possible packaging levy might be structured in

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Sector Overview

Innovation the Key to Future Success Ireland’s packaging companies can survive and thrive, providing they remain at the forefront of innovation, according to Hugh Stevens, Programme Manager - Packaging/Lean, Enterprise Ireland.

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reland’s packaging industry is in pretty ers of flexible laminate, allowing for the sterile good shape, considering the general ecopackaging of a wide variety of food and drinks. nomic climate, and while the last two “Retort pouches involve a light-weightyears have been tough, with a correing of the package, while offering the same sponding fall in volumes across the sector, kind of visibility, presentation and usability,” there are reasons for Irish packaging specialHugh explains. ists to look to the future with optimism, proHugh cites the example of Kenco’s high viding they continue to focus on innovation. profile launch of their Eco Refill Pack, for Such is the view of Hugh Stevens, which they won a Repak Best Prevention Programme Manager – Packaging/Lean, Initiative Award in 2010. The new pouch Enterprise Ireland, who feels that the packagpack replaces glass jars and removes 97% of Hugh Stevens, Programme ing industry, being inextricably linked to the packaging from the supply chain. Manager - Packaging/ manufacturing industry, is a reasonably good “That’s a perfect example of how a Lean, Enterprise Ireland. barometer of industry in general. company can satisfy consumers’ recycling “As a result of the downturn, packaging companies requirements, reduce their cost base and create a stronghave had to look at the way they do business, to be more er brand awareness in the process, portraying themselves innovative and creative in their approach,” Hugh notes. as a company with a green conscience, which has value Innovation, and the associated area of R&D, is vital for consumers, who want to buy their products from a to future growth, according to Hugh, nowhere more than company with green credentials,” Hugh muses. the food sector. “There will always be opportunities like that in the “Packaging innovation has always been a tried and testmarket, but particularly so at the moment, with the presed way for food companies to market and sell their goods,” sures to remove cost and the recycling and environmental he explains. “Some companies might have products which agenda.” have been around a long time and they are turning to their But are Irish companies ready to move on sustainpackaging to create a fresh look or a competitive edge in ability and recyclable packaging? The answer, according the market. So opportunities are arising, where companies to Hugh, is a resounding ‘Yes’, as he feels that it is in the are using packaging innovations as a means to market their Irish packaging sector’s interest to move on recycling goods more aggressively, perhaps due to the downturn and light-weighting of packaging, as doing so will reduce in the economy. By changing their packaging, they are their recycling charges. increasing value and brand awareness.” “There is buy-in from the packaging industry to offer Hugh notes that despite the drop in margin for food solutions, whereby they are maybe encompassing biodepackaging, there is expected to be substantial growth in gradable materials, like starch-based materials, in plasvolumes over the next few years with the end of quota tics, to reduce the amount of carbon-based materials in production and further marketing of Ireland as a green the packaging supply chain and to use recyclable materifood island. als,” he states. “Many Irish companies are very progressive in terms of research and development and are at the forefront of this area.” Sustainability

Smart Packaging

The area of sustainability and ‘green’ packaging is very high on the agenda, for both retailers and consumers, and this is one area where packaging suppliers can excel and grow market share, Hugh feels. He cites flexible film as one area that is showing strong growth, as it fits perfectly into the trend towards sustainability, in terms of light-weighting of materials. The costs associated with heavy packaging materials are leading to more and more companies switching to packaging types like retort pouches, a type of food packaging created by aseptic processing, made from multiple lay-

Aside from environmental concerns, the biggest driver of change within the packaging sector is that of smart packaging, according to Hugh, with new developments coming on stream all the time. “Whether it is a colour change to alert retailers or consumers that a product is past its sell-by date or extended shelf-life for the product in question, packaging is becoming more sophisticated and is providing much more than just a protective shell around a product,” he 4


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notes. “We are entering a whole new area of smart devices, and there are opportunities for Irish packaging suppliers, many of whom are collaborating with researchers in third level institutes and are at the cutting edge of smart technologies.”

product and are in the right market, the key then is to keep costs down, to run your business in its most efficient way, to take a lean approach to the business.” One area where Ireland’s packaging sector excels is in its flexibility. “Because they are close to their customers, Irish packaging companies are able to offer an extremely quick response time and they are able to be flexible, in terms of offering small or specialised runs with a quick turnaround,” he notes.

Strong State Support Hugh feels that there is strong encouragement and financial support, from a Government level, for Irish packaging companies in the area of R&D. “The whole area of innovation is part of the Programme for Government, and Enterprise Ireland are very strongly committed to that, with financial support for R&D, which includes packaging, where it’s relevant. There is state support and encouragement for companies to engage in R&D, either in collaboration with third level institutions or in collaboration with their suppliers.” In short, Hugh argues that Irish packaging companies can compete very well with their international counterparts in terms of innovation. When it comes to price, however, he feels that perhaps there is a little way to go, “in terms of manufacturing companies operating a lean structure, which is a major part of our agenda at Enterprise Ireland.” Hugh highlights Enterprise Ireland’s lean programs as a means for companies to combat the significant materials prices currently being sustained by producers (see panel for more details).

UK Exports So where to now for Ireland’s packaging industry? Across the Irish Sea, is the answer, according to Hugh. While admitting that pressure is still intense on volumes across the packaging industry, Hugh contends that there are quite a few Irish packaging companies who are performing well in terms of exports to the UK market. “The UK enjoys a similar taste for packaging to Ireland, whereby the packaging consumers like and are familiar with is very similar. The biggest obstacle to growth in exports to the UK is the exchange rate, with currency fluctuations the bug-bear of Irish export-led companies,” he concludes. “But growth will be driven primarily through exports, particularly to the UK market in areas like rigid plastics, cartons, self-adhesive labels etc, where Irish companies are holding their own.”

Enterprise Ireland’s Lean Business Offer

Lean Manufacturing

ENTERPRISE Ireland is providing a Lean Business Offer designed to encourage clients to adopt lean business principles in their organisation to increase competitiveness. The programme is based on three levels of intensity of interaction with clients:

The concept of ‘lean’ manufacturing was pioneered by Toyota three decades ago and has since been adopted as a best practice business model across the manufacturing spectrum. “Lean involves a set of tools and methodologies, which have been refined, to make companies more competitive. We are trying to work with our entire client base to help them to take all the waste and cost out of the manufacturing process, so they can compete internationally. Obviously, that covers a lot more than packaging, but there is scope within the packaging industry for greater efficiencies,” he states. “We believe that the route to that efficiency, to create a level playing field in terms of exports, is to make the company as lean as possible. Once you have the right

LeanStart: ‘Focus on Value’ A short in-company assignment of up to 7 days by an external business development consultant, which will introduce lean principles and agile processes and complete a specific cost reduction project. Assignments typically extend over eight weeks. LeanPlus: Performance Improvement A medium-scale business process improvement project by an external business development consultant, which will result in sustained use by the company of lean techniques and related methodologies and will achieve significant measurable gains in company capabilities and competitiveness. Assignments will typically be not less than six months duration. LeanTransform: Business Transformation An extensive, holistic company transformation programme by an external consultancy team of international reputation. It will embed the culture and competences in the company necessary for on-going competitiveness gains, sustainable continuous improvement and business transformation across the business and its supply chain. Assignments will typically extend for at least one year. The assignment is preceded by a diagnostic evaluation. For more information, see www.enterprise-ireland.com/en/productivity

Kenco’s Eco Refill Pack, for which they won a Repak Best Prevention Initiative Award in 2010, replaces glass jars and removes 97% of packaging from the supply chain.

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P a c k a g i n g , P r o c e s s i n g & L o g i s t i c s 2012

New Trade Show Launched PACKAGING, PROCESSING & LOGISTICS 2012 is a new easyFairs trade show, taking place in the RDS Simmonscourt, on May 16 and 17, 2012.

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fter two successful editions of PACKAGING IRELAND, easyFairs are delighted to announce the launch of PACKAGING, PROCESSING & LOGISTICS 2012 – a full-service event encompassing the full manufacturing supply chain. This unique event will enable manufacturers to access the full range of products and services required to take a product to market. As an exhibitor, this brand new event will give companies the opportunity to demonstrate products, generate sales, make new contacts and get in front of key decision-makers from Ireland’s major processing and manufacturing industries. As a visitor, it will provide professionals in Ireland’s major processing industries with a fast, straightforward and comprehensive overview of what’s on offer in the marketplace today.

in packaging, processing, operations, plant and production, through to logistics, distribution and supply-chain functions.

Key Decision Makers Already a number of companies have been quick to sign up for the new show. Duncan Wright, Sales Manager at Tapflo, says: “As Europe’s largest manufacturer of air-operated diaphragm pumps and pumping systems, and with over 40 years’ experience in the pharmaceutical, food, chemical and industrial pump industries, we are excited about the opportunities that PACKAGING, PROCESSING & LOGISTICS 2012 will bring to our company. The show will enable us to meet decision-makers from a range of relevant industries, and gives us a chance to keep up-to-date with the current needs and requirements of our customers.” Managing Director of easyFairs UK & Ireland, Matt Benyon, comments: “In this day and age, no-one launches a trade show lightly, but our in-depth research within the packaging, processing, and logistics industries told us that an annual show was needed in Ireland, that offers a comprehensive approach to the supply chain, from processing to logistics. We offer a show that is efficient, cost-effective and focused – you just turn up and do business.”

Complete Manufacturing Supply Chain This new look event has been designed to cover the complete manufacturing supply chain, including: processing equipment; innovations in measurement and regulation; pumps and valves; packaging solutions; coding; labelling; printing systems and technology; plastics and polymers; and transport and logistics services. PACKAGING, PROCESSING & LOGISTICS 2012, which takes place on May 16 & 17, 2012, at Dublin’s RDS Simmonscourt, is the perfect show for all those working

No Hidden Expenses The easyFairs model is a fixed ‘all-in’ budget with no hidden expenses or last minute surprises. Training is part of the exhibiting package and companies signing up early can maximise their investment by accessing complementary shows services, including PR and personalised telephone campaigns, inviting their prospects to their stand at the show. As such, it is perfect for companies looking to build sales but who still need to keep their costs in check. In addition to showcasing an array of exhibitors and partners, PACKAGING, PROCESSING & LOGISTICS 2012 will also feature a learnShops™ seminar programme, which will discuss the latest trends and issues across the industries, as well as a wide variety of invaluable features to enable visitors to keep abreast of the latest developments, network and learn from peers and industry experts. COMPANIES interested in exhibiting should contact Marc Benoit on +44 (0)20 8843 8821 or email marc.benoit@easyFairs.com. For further information on visiting or exhibiting, visit www.easyFairs.com/PPL2012.

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Aluminium Foil

The Case for Aluminium Foil Convenient, safe and resource efficient, aluminium foil paints a picture on food sustainability, writes Guido Aufdemkamp, Communication Director at the European Aluminium Foil Association.

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onvenience, safety and terms, rather smart packaging solutions resource efficiency are which support sustainable production words that could have been and consumption. The report asserts designed for the aluminium that a holistic approach proves that foil industry, which has been successin many instances, more effective and fully pursuing excellence in these areas efficient packaging means less wastage over many years, not only to create of resources. flourishing markets for its packagThere is a progressive increase in ing and technical products but also to the use of smart materials and over ensure that future generations benefit the years, alu-foil has demonstrated from actions that are taken today to its ability to support innovation and create a ‘more sustainable’ environment improvements in application efficientomorrow. cies, making it an effective and intel‘More is Less’, a thought leadership ligent packaging option for food manupaper from the European Aluminium facturers, brand owners and retailers. Foil Association (EAFA), states that It has been increasingly instrumental in a holistic approach must be taken to cutting food waste, thus saving water resource efficiency. The inclusive arguand reducing greenhouse gas emisment within the paper shows how betsions, and should never be under-estiter protection saves food resources and mated as a smart solution to support how this can be interpreted to help con- The Alufoil Trophy 2011, organised sustainable production and consumpsumers improve their understanding of by the European Aluminium Foil tion. Association, is open to products the issues. Alu-foil is not the only solution but which are either made from alufoil or The paper provides a compelling contain alufoil as part of a laminate its unique properties, including absocase that packaging has a major role to or structure, and rewards consumer lute barrier and light weight, facilitate play in enhancing the overall sustain- convenience, product preservation, a unique range of applications by delivability of the food chain and proves r e s o u r c e e f f i c i e n c y , t e c h n i c a l ering functionality to meet changing beyond any doubt that ‘under-pack- innovation and marketing & design. and increasingly challenging demands. aging’ can be dangerous and has the potential to cause a negative impact of food waste. ‘More Lifecycle Analysis is Less’ calls on manufacturers, packagers and consumers to engage with this argument to produce a society in Every packaging application has a purpose and is an which intelligent choices are made to ensure that sustainintegral part of the life of a product and its impact on the able production and consumption become second nature overall lifecycle of food and drink products is comparato all. tively small. ‘More is Less’ proves this point by drawing on detailed lifecycle analysis, taking into account harSmart Packaging Options vesting and processing, packaging, and transportation to final production and packaging, transport to retailers and EAFA is calling for all stakeholders – material, packaghouseholds, and consumption in the home. ing and product manufacturers, brand owners, retailers Food waste is an undeniably serious social and enviand communicators, plus the ultimate consumer – to help ronmental problem and its impact is often more serious encourage the development and use of smart packaging than many people realise: wasting food means squanderoptions. ing all the resources that have been used along the supThis bigger picture approach to packaging and susply chain to bring the food product to the end consumer. tainability is reliant on the understanding that there Unfortunately, consumers do not always link packaging is no such thing as ‘sustainable packaging’ in absolute and food waste, often viewing them as two separate 7


Aluminium Foil

DESIGNED for baby food producer Sprout, Ampac Flexibles’ development of a retortable alufoil-based stand-up pouch with a recloseable zipper won an Alufoil Trophy for Resource Efficiency, while also being applauded for its consumer convenience functions. The pouch holds about the same amount of product as a glass jar of baby food but uses less than 10 % of packaging by weight, producing a pack efficiency more than 11 times that of a glass alternative. • European Commission figures suggest that we waste around 89m tonnes of food a year in the EU alone; • European consumers spend €90 billion on food that will never be eaten; • Food waste is a huge contributor to greenhouse gas emissions, with a quarter of Europe’s carbon emissions coming from food and drink production.

‘More is Less’, a thought leadership paper from the European Aluminium Foil Association (EAFA), shows how better protection saves food resources and how this can be interpreted to help consumers improve their understanding of the issues.

Alufoil Trophy 2011 It is no coincidence that the winners of the Alufoil Trophy 2011 encapsulate many of the themes argued in ‘More is Less’, proving that alufoil is an all-round contributor to preventing premature perishing of food through its protec-

issues. This is because they have been confronted too often with the dangerous and over-simplified myth that to be ‘green’, packaging should be reduced as much as possible. The trick will be to translate this into a message that consumers will embrace through creating a dynamic and resourceful vision of the future. To do this, the value chain must consider the impact of packaging in relation to the resources it protects and emphasise the need for appropriate packaging that delivers protection, preservation and convenience.

Minimising Food Wastage Much attention has been focused on defining ‘sustainable packaging’ in terms of materials used: how they are sourced, recovered, recycled, and disposed of. But this is only one part of the picture: if major resource savings are to be made, it is essential that smart packaging solutions are developed to ensure the efficient supply of goods, and to minimise spoilage and wastage of valuable food products. This is proved by these startling facts:

PPPeel die cut lid from Constantia Teich won an Alufoil Trophy 2011 for Technical Innovation. Used to seal on to PP Cups for J Bauer’s Mövenpick dairy drinking products, the development also has the potential to deliver a lot of resource efficiency savings. 8


Aluminium Foil

Diversity held the key to the fantastic array of products entered and judges were particularly impressed by the many concepts that married alufoil’s preservation properties with excellent environmental credentials. Ultimately, there were 13 winners from 66 entries in categories covering Consumer Convenience; Marketing & Design; Product Preservation; Resource Efficiency; and Technical Innovation. Head Judge, Alan Moffat, Packaging Development Manager, HJ Heinz R&D, explained: “All entrants offered something for each aspect of the awards programme and gave the judges plenty to assess, making it very difficult to pick the eventual winners.” Taken together, ‘More is Less’ and the winners of an Alufoil Trophy 2011 prove that the aluminium foil industry has the technology, knowledge and motivation to help spread the message that packaging is an all-round saver of resources by unlocking alufoil’s huge potential as a dynamic innovator of smart solutions to reveal a more sustainable future.

THE SealLite lid from Ardagh Group won an Alufoil Trophy in the Product Preservation category but also impressed the judges with its environmental credentials. This novel direct sealing system uses alufoil to produce an easy open lid to replace a ring pull end for tinplate cans for dried food products.

To find out more, visit: www.alufoil.org, where readers can download ‘More is Less’, get more information about sustainability and Life Cycle Analysis; and view the winners of the Alufoil Trophy 2011.

tive properties, while marrying these to consumer convenience and safety, as well as design functions.

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Supply Chain Management

SCM Key to Competitiveness Any meaningful attempt to eliminate waste and improve cost competitiveness in the Irish packaging sector must have a strong focus on how the supply chain is designed and managed, writes Edward Sweeney, NITL.

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HE recent economic volatility has placed the Irish packaging industry under intense competitive pressure. The industry serves a variety of demanding customers, with food and beverage, pharmaceuticals and health sciences, the public service and the industrial sector constituting the majority of its turnover. The export sector has been one of the few positives in recent years, as the recession has taken hold. Economic recovery can only been achieved by Irish firms – indigenous and multinational – continuing to succeed in highly competitive global markets. It should be recognised that packaging represents a significant component of many of the products exported from this island and that the success of the sector has, therefore, a key role to play in terms of wider economic recovery. The customers served by the Irish packaging sector have become more discerning and are demanding ever higher levels of value from their suppliers. Furthermore, international competition has become more intense, requiring firms in the sector to adopt innovative approaches in all aspects of their operations. This innovation relates to technology (both in products and processes), marketing and branding, new product development and a range of other issues. The sector has generated significant productivity and other improvements in recent years. Its competitive product offerings have enabled it to prove remarkably resilient in addressing the challenges it has had to face. There is an increasing recognition that the effective adoption of supply chain management (SCM) thinking represents a significant opportunity to build on what has been achieved to date.

chain of organisations (i.e. the supply chain) and ensuring that this chain operates as smoothly as possible is in essence what SCM thinking is about. Without the right companies up and down the chain, and without the right customer-supplier relationships in place, no company can achieve its true competitive potential. Furthermore, a large proportion of the overall cost base of packaging firms is tied up in the supply chain. Any meaningful attempt to eliminate waste and improve cost competitiveness must, therefore, have a strong focus on how the supply chain is designed and managed. Several firms in the sector have embraced SCM initiatives such as vendor-managed inventory (VMI), consignment stocking and lean production as part of this. It should also be noted that it is the supply chain that delivers customer service as measured using key performance indicators (KPIs) such as order-to-delivery cycle time and delivery reliability. Given that customers are continuously seeking improved performance in this regard, SCM is essential in maintaining and increasing profitable market share.

Packaging Sector Lags Behind While there is evidence that some firms have been attempting to adopt contemporary SCM thinking, it appears that the majority of companies in the sector have yet to develop an innovative approach based on our evolving understanding of the principles of world class supply chain operating practice. This phenomenon is not unique to the packaging industry. Ongoing research by NITL into operational management practices across Irish industry suggests that while pockets of excellence undoubtedly exist, there is still significant room for improvement. The packaging sector is one where the potential for further improvement appears greatest, given the nature of competition and the strong pressure from customers for greater added value. Research also suggests that SCM has fallen into the “lip service” trap in the sense that if we talk about it for

The Wider Supply Chain All packaging firms, big and small, are part of wider and increasingly global supply chains. The success of the firms comprising these chains depends not only on what happens within the four walls of their organisations but also on the way in which the wider supply chain is designed and managed. All products reach the final customer through a 10


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Change To Survive

long enough, then we begin to believe that we are actually doing it! This is indicative of the fact that awareness of SCM concepts and principles has become more prevalent, but that there are difficulties in implementing these ideas in practice. There are many reasons for this, but a critical one relates to the management of change processes in firms and across the wider supply chain. After all, any plan is only as good as a firm’s ability to implement that plan in practice.

As in other sectors, firms in the packing industry need to change to survive and prosper. NITL’s work suggests that a number of things are important. Firstly, there must be a clear vision of change. In other words, we can not expect to be successful unless there is clarity in relation to how a firm needs to change. Development of this vision is based on clearly understanding how the competitive environment is changing, as well as on what a firm’s current relative strengths and shortcomings are. The latter often requires that existing operations are examined in a critical way, with a strong focus on identifying non value adding activities (NVAs), i.e. activities that consume time and cost, without necessarily adding value from a customer perspective. A clear vision will also determine the extent of change that is required (i.e. step change or incremental change or some hybrid of both). Secondly, the capacity for change must exist. Many firms know what they want to achieve and where they want to get to (i.e. they have a clear vision) but lack the capability to realistically achieve the aspirations set out in the vision. Much of this capability – often referred to as ‘cultural capability’ – relates to the people dimension of the business. For example, irrespective of the clarity of the vision for supply chain change, if strong resistance to change exists among employees, it is unlikely that sustainable improvement can be put into place. Thirdly, the author’s experience suggests that first-up actions and pilot projects are a fruitful way to demonstrate the benefits of positive change and to achieve the required buy-in from staff. Lessons can also be learned from such actions and projects, thus providing some direction for further change implementation in the future.

Adopting SCM Thinking The adoption of SCM thinking calls for change. The key to success is based on developing competitive supply chain strategies that provide a basis for meaningful change across the supply chain. Failure to change will almost inevitably result in decline (i.e. “standing still = falling behind”). However, it is not about change for the sake of change; rather, it is about carrying out supply chain processes in a different and more innovative manner. The word ‘innovation’ - derived from the Latin ‘novus’ meaning ‘new’ - is about identifying new and better ways of doing things in all aspects of an organisation’s activity. Traditionally two broad forms of change have been identified as shown in Figure 1 (below).

Conclusion In conclusion, there is room for improvement in terms of how packaging supply chains are managed. The key is to identify the form of change that is needed and to then implement this change in a logical and systematic fashion. Available evidence suggests that it will be those firms that embrace this change culture throughout their supply chain operations that will survive and prosper in the future.

Figure 1: Forms of Change

Step Change, often the objective of supply chain re-engineering processes, recognises that dramatic improvement is required for a firm to survive. This form of change requires that business processes be re-thought in a fundamental way and radically re-designed. However, most change is a series of incremental improvements achieved over time (i.e. incremental (Kaizen) change). Kaizen, with its origins in Japanese automotive supply chains, is derived from the Japanese words ‘kai’ and ‘zen’ meaning ‘continuing’ and ‘improvement’. It recognises that a culture of change needs to be nurtured in a business and that effective change can come from all levels in the firm (i.e. not just from senior management). Successful firms have embraced this concept and built this change culture into the DNA of their organisations.

About the Author EDWARD Sweeney is Director of Learning at the National Institute for Transport and Logistics (NITL), based at the Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT). NITL supports companies of all types and sizes in their supply chain change endeavours through its education, training, consultancy and research activities. For further information, visit www.nitl.ie. The author can be contacted at edward.sweeney@dit.ie.

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Materials Handling

Hyster Forklifts Develops Range Irish Lift Trucks has announced a host of new developments to its range of Hyster forlklifts and warehouse equipment.

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RISH Lift Trucks, the exclusive distributor for Hyster materials handling equipment in Ireland, has announced several new developments to its range of Hyster warehouse equipment, delivering a low cost of operation and dependable, energy efficient performance for demanding operations.

in high intensity operations. Horizontal movement intelligently combines with vertical movements to ensure one of the quickest VNA transits in the industry. Common features include integral pantograph on the turret head and patented QUAD form mast design, which provides unmatched rigidity and torsional strength.

Low Level Order Pickers The new LO2.0-2.5 low level order picker from Hyster has been developed to optimise the speed and ease of picking from both sides of a warehouse aisle. The intelligent design combines energy efficiency, reliability and ergonomics to achieve excellent operator pick rates and low cost of operation. One of the most notable design elements is the ‘man to goods’ proximity and the comfortable work platform with reduced height that helps minimise movement and saves valuable time in the picking operation. The large platform provides more space and allows easier pass-through with easy on/off access.

Reach Trucks In April 2011, Hyster announced changes to its Matrix reach truck series, including an increase in maximum traction speed of 8%. With no change between laden and unladen speeds, Hyster has achieved faster cycle times, especially over long distances, helping to reduce the cost of operation. Hyster Intelligent Design provides ease of control, giving superb narrow aisle manoeuvrability. It features 180° or 360° progressive steering, powerful acceleration and braking torque, seamless change in travel direction and automatic speed reduction on cornering. Hyster has also redesigned the overhead guard to optimise visibility and the series features a new full suspension seat.

High Level Order Pickers The Hyster K series of rising cab order pickers is designed to allow the best use of warehouse space and maximise pick face access at medium and high locations. The K series may be guided or non-guided: however, guided travel (rails or wire guidance) allows simultaneous lift and horizontal movement.

Pallet, Stacker and Tow Trucks A complete range of Hyster pallet trucks and stacker trucks deliver reliability, power and precision, enhancing the operator’s productivity when transporting, stacking or de-stacking with a low cost of operation. Hyster has also introduced a tow truck to its range, which is suitable for supplying material to production lines, making it ideal for any type of line feed operation.

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Electric Counterbalance The JXN(T) series of three and four wheel electric counterbalance trucks delivers class leading manoeuvrability and the best balance of energy efficiency and productivity to suit demanding applications, with exceptionally low maintenance requirements. Lift capacities start at 1.5 tonnes and Hyster has recently extended the range to include 4-5 tonne capacities.

Options and Explosion Protection Hyster equipment is available in a range of options and configurations to suit specific applications. As some pharmaceutical facilities operate with classified hazardous areas, Hyster equipment can be supplied with Pyroban protection to ATEX 94/9/EC and supported by fully trained engineers. In short, ILT supplies the most complete forklift available on the Irish market today renowned for reliability, performance and helping reduce operating costs. The product range includes diesel, gas and electric Counterbalance forklift trucks, manufactured in Ireland, as well as warehouse equipment including Powered Pallet Trucks, Order Pickers, Reach Trucks and VNA Equipment, large capacity forklift trucks and containers handling equipment. They offer nationwide service support and all makes replacement part availability, as well as short term and long term rental packages for new and used trucks, professional advice on fleet management and warehouse design and a comprehensive range of training courses for all materials handling equipment. Fore more information, see www.irishlifttrucks.ie.

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Innovations from Logopak Logopak has developed a range of print & apply labellers to meet new market demands.

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ITH the introduction this year of new high speed rotary machinery, laser-based systems and a special low energy model, print & apply labelling specialist Logopak continues to develop innovative systems to meet the changing needs of all market sectors. At the same time, the company is continuing to enhance its existing range of labelling systems, particularly with the new Logopak PowerLeap 3 control system, which monitors the performance of the labeller itself, giving advance warning of component failure, while alerting service engineers automatically via E-mail or data link to any faults or maintenance needs.

automotive, chemicals, glass and corrugated board, as well as other high or low temperature industries. The laser replaces the conventional thermal transfer printer

High Speed Rotary Machine Logopak’s new Logomatic 510 Rota high speed rotary machine was developed to allow high volume goods such as pharmaceuticals, CDs and some tobacco products to be identified at full line speed with a unique bar code. Unlike standard print & apply machines, mostly designed for speeds up to 100 a minute, it is able to reach 240 a minute, using a six head rotary applicator. “Issues of traceability, stock rotation and security mean there is growing demand for unit packs to be identified with unique information,” explains Logopak UK General Manager, Wilson Clark. “A printed bar code label carries all the data reliably, in both machine and humanreadable forms.” The new machine is based on a Logopak has develstandard Logopak 515 case labeller but oped the world’s with the printed labels picked up by first rotary print vacuum on the rotary applicator and & apply labelling then transferred to the pack by direct machine, able to pressure or air-blast. operate at speeds up

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Logopak has introduced the world’s first laser-based print & apply machine. The Logomatic 110 laser printer operates on a Logopak 110 applicator in place of the conventional thermal transfer unit.

used in print & apply labelling and allows substrates such as aluminium, steel, plastics and plastic coated paper to be indelibly printed with a unique code. Large labels, up to A3, can also be provided economically via a lens system. “Conventional paper labels are not sufficiently robust for many industries, such as steel, where ingots and forged items are often only identified by a stencil, which rules out bar codes for secure automatic identification,” explains Wilson Clark.

All Electric Print & Apply Labeller Logopak’s R&D team has also now developed an allelectric print & apply labeller for a major UK dairy, which is seeking to reduce energy costs by eliminating use of compressed air. The machine uses stepper motor drives and timing belts in place of the usual pneumatic cylinders and a specially designed vacuum box in place of the normal compressed air operated unit. “This dairy is looking to create the greenest site of its type in the UK and has targeted the energy cost and particularly system losses inherent in compressed air,” explains Wilson Clark. Based on a standard Logopak labeller, the electrically driven 515ETG machine will be used to apply labels to the top surface of various packs.


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Packaging Irishness in a Recessionary Age Packaging design is the new frontline on which the battle for the hearts and minds of the Irish consumer will be won or lost, writes Rory Dowling, FMCG Creative Director, Huguenot.

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ith the excesses of our prolonged economic boom rapidly becoming a faint memory, most Irish people have been forced to radically reassess who we are and what our values are. Our straitened means have resulted in more time spent with family, friends and neighbours. Far from being a negative thing, consumers are rediscovering simple pleasures and shared experiences. A sense of disappointment with the cornerstones of Irish society is being replaced by a return to civic values, a strength of community and a more rooted sense of identity. The contents of our grocery trolleys have also changed dramatically. Buying Irish is back on the agenda, as consumers reconnect with the need to support Irish jobs. Despite the battering of the last few years, in many ways the current climate presents an unprecedented opportunity for Irish brands to become established or revitalised as consumers reconnect with their roots. All of this is resulting in a strong growth in nostalgia. Classic Irish television programmes and vintage advertising are fondly remembered. In many ways, advertising held a mirror to how we were or how we liked to think of ourselves. We dreamed of bustling pubs with ‘Sally O’Brien and the way she might look at us’, of the proud mammy with her well aired hot press of plump, fluffy towels and plenty of “butter for the spuds”. In the intervening years, many of our brands went global, with diminished links to Ireland, or were eroded by global competitors. Those that remain or wish to emerge or grow, need to become deeply rooted in the Irish consciousness. With the decline of large scale above-the-line advertising budgets, packaging design has become the frontline on which the battle for the hearts and minds of the Irish consumer will be won or lost.

In recent years, a large number of prominent Irish brands have collaborated to create ‘Love Irish Food’, which has strict criteria for Irish origin, requiring 80% of the product’s revenue to be sourced in Ireland. At the start of my career in the early 1990s, every Irish brand had a ‘Made in Ireland’ device created for it which was proudly emblazoned on the fascia of each product. As the decade rolled on and prosperity acquired momentum, these marques disappeared, even if the product remained authentically Irish. However, there is a much greater task at hand than the displaying of an Irish marque if a brand or product is to present a more deep-rooted Irishness. This is the role of the packaging designer and the effectiveness of packaging design in helping brands survive and thrive in the current climate should not be underestimated.

Balancing the Celtic and Contemporary It is not always easy to balance a need to be contemporary and youthful with an Irish aesthetic. Our historic legacy of Celtic pattern and typography has never really been successfully reinterpreted for the modern age. Our near neighbours in the UK have an easier task. In the twentieth century, British design was placed at the core

Solving the Irish Question? How a packaging design can present itself as Irish to consumers is a key dilemma, which must be delicately solved. The Guaranteed Irish programme was established by the Irish Goods Council in 1975 and has since become one of the most recognised brands in the country. In 1982, the European Court ruled against the operation of the scheme by a state-funded agency and it has since operated as an independent not-for-profit company.

Deep RiverRock has successfully created a highly contemporary design with an inherent sense of Irishness.

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of all great public works projects. A modern, simple aesthetic that was unquestionably British emerged from classic works like the design systems for London Transport, Gilbert Scott’s red telephone kiosks and the classic Mini. In Ireland, however, our design history has been somewhat faltering. State-sponsored design in the early days of the state was heavy and cumbersome, an uneasy layering of Celtic, Christian and nationalistic imagery. We had our own distinctive Irish alphabet but unfortunately this was standardised to cope with the demands of the technology age. There have, of course, been exceptions – the great public architecture of the new state, the huge influence of the Kilkenny Design Workshop and our emergence as a force in fashion. But do we really have a sufficiently flexible design heritage to cope with the needs of our times? From a packaging design perspective, we must draw on much more than surface aesthetics if the brands we create are to become deeply rooted in the Irish consciousness. Drawing on our Celtic heritage will serve us if our product is rich in tradition, such as in distilling and brewing, but may not be appropriate if we wish to entice a young, dynamic consumer. All is not lost, however, and there are several strata of inspirations that can be derived from Ireland.

Iconic Irish brands such as YR Sauce are effectively refreshing their historic designs for the current market.

that the baby hasn’t been thrown out with the bathwater. Many brands are returning to their roots, with designs that give consumers reassurance and a sense of certainty. However, simply duplicating a pack design from the past will not wash with today’s consumer. Packaging designers, while referencing the past, will need to give the designs an innovative twist in order to retain relevance. We need to honour the past but not be its slave. We must remember that all things are cyclical and while the current climate is far from plain sailing, in time the winds will change and an upward trajectory will commence. Irish brands need to find a visual language that embraces and references the past but has scope to be forward-looking and optimistic. Innovations in format and technology will continue to be key components. The major challenge is to find a visual context that can be intrinsically Irish and yet be youthful and dynamic. Designers in other disciplines, such as Orla Kiely, have achieved this to stunning effect. Irish packaging designers continue to rise to this challenge and if supported, our indigenous brands will continue to thrive and evolve well into the future.

The Search for Authenticity The key to success for an Irish brand is authenticity. Many products, which were traditionally Irish to the core, such as Siúcra or Old Time Irish Marmalade, are no longer manufactured in Ireland and consumers have become increasingly wise to this contradiction. In contrast, brands that are genuinely Irish must communicate this clearly to consumers. Naming the product after its Irish place of origin such as Killowen, Glenisk or Ballymaloe is effective for establishing its authentic roots. It has, however, quickly become a lazy cliché to depict the craftspeople involved. Dozens of small Irish brands now sport a jaunty, angled Polaroid of artisans making cheese, tending cattle or baking bread. A rustic naivety in design can work with casual typefaces, an informal tone of voice and coarse textures. But there is a risk of easy, superficial solutions. Those that do it well, such as Cully & Sully, have unfortunately spawned a host of lesser imitators. An Irish sense of colour can be inspired by our temperate climate and lush landscape, while still respecting category cues. Authenticity is key to avoiding the pitfalls and there should be nothing on your pack or implied in your design that is not true or not relevant.

About the Author RORY Dowling is FMCG Creative Director of Huguenot, Ireland’s largest design and branding agency, with offices in Dublin and Cork. Currently the company employs over 40 design specialists, providing clients with a full design remit and a creative branding experience. Their brand portfolio includes Robert Roberts, Kelkin, KittenSoft, Club Orange, Green Farm Foods, Deep RiverRock and many other iconic brands. For more information on Huguenot and their clients, visit www.huguenot.ie..

Nostalgia Vs New? Many Irish brands have a long, genuine heritage but may have evolved beyond their historic equity in order to contemporise or increase relevance to consumers with a more cosmopolitan outlook. With nostalgia on the rise, perhaps it’s time for these brands to revisit their archives and ensure 17


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Goliath Goes from Strength to Strength Goliath Packaging Systems Ltd has made its name on helping Irish companies to improve their end of line efficiencies and reduce unit costs across a range of sectors, from food to pharmaceuticals.

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OLIATH Packaging Systems Ltd, in business since 2007, sources, supplies, installs and aftersales services a comprehensive range of end-of-line packaging, materials handling and industrial washing equipment to the Irish marketplace. With experience gained through many years of successful project delivery for discerning customers throughout Ireland, the expertise of its international partners and the skills of its factory trained staff, Goliath is perfectly positioned to continue to meet the demands of its growing customer base. “In retrospect, starting a business in what turned out to be a deep recession helped us focus very quickly on tailoring our offering to suit our potential customers’ needs,” states owner and Managing Director, George O’Leary. “We had no option but to adapt to the changing economic landscape to ensure our early survival and subsequent growth. For example, over half of our annual machine sales business in 2010 was secured through the supply of quality re-conditioned equipment at significantly lower cost, without loss of performance. This not only reduces the initial investment cost for our customers but also shortens the payback period. Whether for re-conditioned or new systems, I must say that the repeat business we’ve received since 2007, from a diverse range of companies across all sectors eager to improve their end of line efficiencies and reduce unit costs, has been gratifying.”

trading divisions, Goliath Food and Goliath Pharma. The past 18 months have seen projects successfully delivered to companies such as Pepsi, Country Crest, Dawn Group, Kerry Ingredients, Glanbia, Mulrine’s, Hughes Mushrooms, Pfizer, GSK, P&G, Allergan, Oral-B, Norbrook Labs, Essilor and Servier, amongst many others.

Reducing Unit Cost “However, it’s not just large blue-chip companies such as the above that we can assist” says O’Leary. “Much of our business has been earned through delivery of smaller projects, including stand-alone machines for owner/ operator businesses, particularly in the food sector. All companies share the same concerns in relation to reducing unit cost; it’s simply the scale that differs. Indeed, smaller operations, particularly those supplying the multiples, are often more acutely aware of the need to keep unit cost at a minimum to ensure their survival in these tough trading times.”

Customer Base Goliath serves the following industry sectors; • • • •

Food / Meat / Bakery / Beverage / Cold Storage Pharmaceutical / Chemical / Medical Devices Warehousing / Logistics General Industry

The company recognises the particular importance of the food and pharma-chem sectors to the Irish economy and concentrates on these critical market segments via its

Goliath is the Irish partner to a number of internationally known specialist packaging equipment suppliers.

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Product Range The Goliath product range consists of the following distinct items: • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Liquid and Tablet Filling Systems Cotton Insertion Shrink Wrapping, Banding, Flow Wrapping and Over Wrapping Cartoning Case Erecting, Case Packing and Bag-in-Box Systems Manual and High Speed Labelling Systems (Bottles, Tubes, Vials, Cases, Pallets etc) Weighing Systems X-Ray / Metal Detection Case Sealing (Tape and Glue) Conveying Systems Pallet Inverting and Exchange (Fixed, Mobile and Automatic In-line) Pallet Stacking / De-stacking / Handling Scissors and Vacuum Lifting Systems Materials Handling Systems (Reel, Drum and Product Lifters / Manipulators) Pallet Elevating Systems Palletising Systems (Gantry, Articulated Arm and Layer Types) Stretch Wrapping Strapping Systems (Case and Pallet) Automatic Corner Board Application Washing Systems (Bottle, Jar, Box, Utensil, Apron, Bucket, Tray, Drum, Pallet, Keg and IBC etc) AGV Transport

Soco System provides a complete range of end-of-line packaging equipment to the food and pharma-chem sectors.

uct pack-out is an area that has suffered an investment deficit in Ireland, with labour traditionally applied as a short term solution to a long term problem. The reality, of course, is that Irish labour costs are high, ongoing and subject to ‘hidden extras’ such as PRSI, holiday/sick pay, over-time and stand-by cover for potential absenteeism. Machines don’t suffer any of these ills, thus making their investment more compelling.”

International Partners As noted above, Goliath is the Irish partner to a number of internationally known specialist packaging equipment suppliers, including the following; • • • • • • •

Filamatic / Excel Packaging Machinery Pester Pac Automation Soco System Newsmith / Oliver Douglas Toppy MJ Maillis JBT The capabilities of these international partners are highlighted below.

Goliath also offers a Project Management / Packaging Consultancy Service to assist in the early determination of a customer’s particular packaging equipment requirements and cost reduction potential. This service, which is free of charge, has, according to O’Leary, “been instrumental in allowing our customers to determine payback periods before committing to a machine or integrated system purchase. When presented with real, identifiable cost reduction scenarios, customers are in a perfect position to argue the benefits of such investment with their finance providers, whether inhouse or external.”

Filamatic / Excel Packaging Machinery: Filamatic has designed and manufactured liquid filling equipment for over 50 years. Servicing the pharmaceutical, biotech, diagnostic, healthcare, specialty chemical and food industries, Filamatic provides a wide range of equipment that can be customised to suit your unique application and/or budget. Each unit is custom built to provide increased throughput and faster changeover, while reducing downtime and increasing overall equipment effectiveness. Excel Packaging machinery offers a similar range to Filamatic but has the in-house ability to re-furbish the complete range of KING equipment which, via local Goliath support, has proven to be of particular interest to Goliath’s customer base.

Easy Payment Options In addition to its consultancy service, Goliath offers flexible payment terms to all customers, regardless of project size. Machine rental, lease-to-buy, third party finance and extended payment options are all offered to make the initial purchase decision easier. “We know that in an ideal world, if money were not a concern, most customers would invest significantly in their end-of-line operations,” says O’Leary. “Final prod-

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Toppy: Toppy, based in Italy, specialises in providing a complete range of pallet inverting, retrieval, transfer and exchange equipment. The comprehensive product range incorporates both semi and fully automatic systems, plus mobile and fixed options.

palletising equipment, with a particular focus on the pharmaceutical industry. Headquartered in Germany and with over 280 employees, the company ensures that all customers’ packaging requirements are satisfied with machines of the highest reliability and quality. With Irish references at P&G, Oral-B, Abbott Labs, IVAX, Genzyme, GSK and Pfizer, amongst others, Pester has proven itself to be one of the best international providers of validated equipment in this specialist field.

MJ Maillis: MJ Maillis UK, a part of the global Maillis Group, is expert in the supply of automated / integrated strapping and wrapping systems. With a UK base in Nottingham, MJ Maillis has enjoyed many years of successful project delivery, with over 2,000 global installations. With wideranging packaging expertise and an outstanding choice of high quality semi-automatic, automatic and high speed strapping and stretch wrapping solutions, MJ Maillis is superbly placed to meet your complete end-of-line packaging needs.

Soco System: Based in Denmark and founded in 1964, Soco System provides a complete range of end-of-line packaging equipment to the food and pharma-chem sectors. Incorporating case / tray erecting, pick & place, sealing, conveying, palletising and stretch wrapping solutions, the company enjoys turnover in the region of €30m per annum.

JBT: Automated Guided Vehicle Systems by JBT (formerly FMC Technologies) provide automated material movement for customers in a variety of industries, including pharmaceutical, automotive, chemicals/ plastics, hospital, newspaper, commercial print, food and beverage, warehouse/distribution and manufacturing. JBT is a world leader in AGV supply, with over 20 years’ experience.

Newsmith / Oliver Douglas: The Newsmith name is synonymous with robust and reliable washing systems, designed for the particular requirements of the pharma-chem industry. Newsmith has been manufacturing washing equipment since 1968 and has supplied hundreds of systems to the pharmachem sector, including Irish references at Organon, Pfizer, UCD and UCC, amongst others. The Newsmith range includes the Series 80 Rack Washers (laboratory sector), Dynajet Cabinet Washers (trays, containers and pallets on trolley racks), Rotary Bin Washers and high speed Conveyorised Systems (trays, drums, pallets, IBC’s etc). Newsmith’s subsidiary, Oliver Douglas, designs and supplies a wide range of cabinet, rack and tunnel washers to meet the specific hygiene demands of the food sector.

In Summary Goliath understands the specific packaging needs of its customer base. From liquid filling, shrink wrapping / banding, case-packing, labelling, palletising and pallet inverting to high speed industrial washing, via partnerships with the above international companies, Goliath has positioned itself as the ‘BIG NAME’ in the supply of packaging equipment to Irish industry. Centrally located in Nenagh, Co. Tipperary, Goliath is less than two hours from all major markets, while trained engineers maintain spare parts and service all equipment installed with annual service contracts (reactive / preventative) available as preferred. To discuss your particular packaging equipment needs, please contact: George O’Leary, Managing Director, Goliath Packaging Systems Ltd, 92 Silver St, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary. Tel: Fax: Mobile: E-mail: Web:

Goliath understands the specific packaging needs of its customer base and has positioned itself as the big name in the supply of packaging equipment to Irish industry.

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Repak Reaps Recycling Rewards A guide to the implications, costs and benefits associated with complying with the Irish Waste Management (Packaging) Regulations 1997/2007.

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he packaging industry has seen many changes over the last few years, with new packaging formats being introduced, light-weighting of materials and minimisation techniques, along with technology advancements in recyclability and durability. The perennial balance of functional requirements, marketing and compliance with legal obligations means the industry has many factors to consider when making packaging choices. While most are aware of the functional and marketing/design considerations, many people could be unaware of the implications, costs and benefits associated with complying with the Irish Waste Management (Packaging) Regulations 1997/2007. Compliance with the regulations is three-fold: 1. A legal requirement to recycle all back door packaging waste and production off cuts of specified packaging types (Cardboard, Plastic Shrink-wrap, Aluminium and Steel packaging). It is illegal to dump recyclable packaging. 2. An obligation on businesses with a turnover greater than €1m and who supply 10 tonnes of packaging (supplied/handled) per annum to help fund the recycling and recovery of the packaging supplied. 3. The requirement to adhere to the ‘Essential Requirements’ aspect of the EU Packaging Directive (the intention of which is to design out over-packaging). At the heart of packaging compliance is EU legislation, which in an Irish context under the Irish Waste (Packaging) Regulations 1997/2007, means that any packaging supply company with a turnover of greater than €1m and who supplies 10 tonnes of packaging as product or supported transit packaging is obligated to help fund the recovery/recycling of this packaging at its end of life. Meeting this legal obligation means either joining Repak or registering with the local authority and taking back used packaging, or ‘self compliance’. The threshold limits noted above are also known as ‘de minimis’ and includes associated tertiary or secondary packaging used to help deliver the sales product. The legislation is designed to ensure that we have a properly funded system to recycle the packaging once it

has reached the end of its lifecycle.

Repak Membership Repak is the preferred option for most companies to meet their compliance obligations and operates by charging a fee based on the weight and type of packaging material used. Based on Repak’s shared responsibility model, most packaging supply companies as packaging convertors/ manufacturers pay on average a fee of €2.05 per tonne of packaging sold/materials supplied to customers and on average €40 per tonne for any delivery packaging around these products (boxes, pallets or shrink wrap). The Repak charge of €2.05 per tonne (for packaging convertors/manufacturers) compares positively against the €15 per tonne that companies must pay if they choose self compliance. Some of the larger packaging supply companies or convertors who have chosen Repak membership over self compliance include Tetra Pak, Elo Pak, Marchmont Packaging, JL Goor, Smurfit Packaging, Abco Kovex, Atlas Box & Crate.

Self Compliance The alternative to Repak is self compliance. This is more onerous than a straightforward Repak membership, with self complying packaging supply companies having to report to the local authority four times a year on the packaging they sell/supply, pay a fee of €15 per tonne for all packaging supplied (both product and associated packaging) and take back used packaging from their customers and the public. As many packaging companies would supply many hundreds of tonnes, the self compliance registration fee alone could be very expensive, even before you add the additional administrative and takeback obligations.

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Directive. The Essential Requirements are designed to minimise the environmental impact of packaging and focus on prevention and minimisation of waste at source and ensuring that waste is recoverable, recyclable, or reusable.

Repak’s Packaging Waste Prevention Service REPAK employ an expert team of Packaging Technologists to assist companies to optimise their packaging systems and to prevent packaging waste, in line with Producer Responsibility obligations. They achieve this in a number of ways:

The Essential Requirement in Irish Legislation According to the Essential Requirements Amendment to the 1997 Packaging Regulations, manufacturers, importers or sellers of packaging material, packaging or packaged products may not supply packaging or packaged products to other persons within Ireland unless the packaging meets the minimisation and prevention requirements. Local Authorities, who are responsible for enforcing this legislation, may seek reports of packaging composition and supporting technical documentation and are empowered to bring prosecutions against non-compliant companies. Packaged products could be removed from the marketplace and/or fines imposed if they are deemed not to be in accordance with the essential requirements. Repak offers advice to its members and others on packaging optimisation and prevention which can help meet the ‘Essential Requirements’. Repak’s packaging technologists can, on average, help companies save between 20-30% on their annual packaging utilisation. Many Repak members have already started to yield benefits from packaging reduction strategies.

Packaging Waste Prevention Service

Repak works directly with Government, Environmental Agencies and industry to deliver programmes that reduce the amount of packaging placed onto the Irish market. Elements of such programmes include: • • • • • •

Packaging Optimisation toolkits; ‘Positive Packaging’ newsletters; Case studies; Consultative studies; Market research; Awareness campaigns.

Additional functionality employed through electronic media includes: • Interactive legislation guides; • Public forum for notices and discussions; • Conference and seminar reports through video; • Training videos.

Case Study: Green Isle Foods Ltd In 2008, Green Isle introduced many packaging initiatives, which resulted in over 850 tonnes of packaging being removed from the market. These changes resulted in significant savings of wood, plastic and carton-board. The introduction of standardised packs for UK and Ireland also improved logistics planning and stock rotation. The initiative was so successful, it also helped to increase the product’s quality levels.

Packaging Waste Prevention Service

The Repak team work directly with companies to identify areas where packaging waste can be prevented or minimised. This saves material and cost for the companies involved, and in turn will help to reduce the overall amount of packaging placed on the relevant market. This service can typically reduce annual usage of packaging material by 20% to 30%.

Case Study: Cadbury Ireland Ltd

Packaging Optimisation Training Programme

Cadbury Ireland and other manufacturers in the Easter Egg market came to a joint agreement in 2008 to produce a 25% smaller carton for specific Easter Eggs. Cadbury alone produce 40m of these eggs a year and removed 450 tonnes of packaging for medium eggs and 280 tonnes of packaging for large eggs for the UK and Ireland combined. They also redesigned their delivery systems to eliminate single use packaging, focusing on reuse systems, such as IBC’s, replacing one way boxes with ‘poly pans’.

Repak have developed a ‘Packaging Optimisation’ training course to equip all personnel in the packaging supply chain to understand the fundamentals of packaging and to use this knowledge to make best use of their packaging resources. It is vital that all people in the packaging supply chain (not just packaging professionals) understand the consequences of their decisions, particularly with regard to packaging waste prevention.

Case Study: Kraft Foods Ireland T/A Kenco Coffee

For further information, please contact Colm Munnelly or John Coleman, Packaging Technologists, Repak Limited, Red Cow Interchange Estate, 1, Ballymount Road, Clondalkin, Dublin 22, Ireland. Tel: 01 4670190. Email: colm.munnelly@repak.ie or john.coleman@repak.ie.

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Terracycle, a US Company specialising in reusing old packaging to make new products such as bags, umbrellas and pencil cases.

Case Study: Irish Distillers Pernod Ricard Irish Distillers Pernod Ricard, a founding member of Repak, have a history of optimising their packaging, be it primary, secondary or tertiary. They now use over 70% recyclet in Jameson Whiskey bottles, supporting end markets for recycled glass. They have increased their recycling by 9% and diverted more than 90% of all waste material from landfill.

Repak Delivering for Industry

SINCE Repak’s inception, it has helped to deliver low cost compliance for industry, while helping to drive packaging recycling rates in Ireland. Repak has helped grow packaging recycling from under 15% in 1998 to 65% in 2009. Ireland is now ranked 8th for packaging recycling in the European league. Repak directly or indirectly supports packaging recycling collections reaching 1.2m households (95% of all households), 2,000 bottle banks and 100 recycling centres. Since 1998, Repak has helped divert over 5.6m tonnes of used packaging, with 5.3m tonnes of carbon equivalent savings.

intended to replace Kenco’s 100g and 200g jar offerings. The new refill pack weighs just 9g, as opposed to a weight of 375g for an equivalent jar and lid, thereby reducing the amount of packaging by over 100 tonnes and leading to 97% less packaging on their coffee product. The total weight of the pouch is less than the weight of the old lid used with the jar. Also, the new refill pouch is made from a laminate material which can be difficult to recycle. Therefore, Kenco ensured there was an option to ‘upcycle’ this material instead by working closely with

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Company Profile

Smurfit Kappa Ireland: a ‘One-Stop Shop’ for Packaging Mark Munnelly, Operations Services Manager, Smurfit Kappa Ireland, explains how his company’s exceptional standards of both packaging and service help their customers to retain a key competitive advantage.

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s the realities of the increasingly globalised marketplace continue to change and evolve, customers, both local and global, require increasingly higher standards of packaging and service to ensure their sustainable development into the future. With many organisations now focused on issues such as Carbon Footprint, FSC/PEFC Certification, Food Contact, REACH, GMP etc., there is a need for packaging suppliers to help alleviate and indeed remove that burden. Smurfit Kappa Ireland strives to meet that challenge and as a part of the wider Smurfit Kappa Group, are ideally placed to service, source and manage the packaging needs of all companies, be it large multinationals or indigenous SMEs, with manufacturing locations throughout the island of Ireland. Their two integrated corrugating/conversion plants are situated in Lurgan and Dublin, from where their tightly managed logistics system supplies their local board conversion plants and third party customers. The board conversion/solutions plants are based in Belfast, Cork, Galway, Dublin and Arklow, and provide an invaluable service to local customers requiring paper-based packaging. As with all markets, it is important to develop and refine a key competitive advantage that continues to meet and exceed customer expectations. To that end, SK Ireland have developed a close integrated model both in Ireland and with their sister operations across Europe, which allows them to address the key requirements of all their customers.

supply to all our customers through our Paper Division, so that they are protected from last minute packaging shortages and changes to the composition and standard of the packaging they purchase,” notes Mark Munnelly, Operations Services Manager, Smurfit Kappa Ireland.

Technical Support Through their international centre for Corrugated Operational Excellence and their Paper Technical Support department, Smurfit Kappa continue to improve and develop production processes to provide the highest quality packaging standards to customers. “Indeed, for many of our customers the ability to trace, verify and validate many of the technical aspects of our packaging is crucial, particularly in the pharmaceutical and export markets,” notes Munnelly.

Innovation “Our international Development Centre serves to support and at times lead our local operations in developing innovative packaging solutions,” Munnelly explains. “Through the highly sophisticated testing laboratory, we are able to design, trial and validate many bespoke packaging solutions required by our individual customers. The centre is open to our customers all year round and provides conference rooms, an Innovation Room, designed to allow

Security of Supply All manufacturing companies in Ireland are well aware that raw material and commodity pricing continues to rise across the globe. The reality of this situation is that as an island, we are often exposed to the peaks of such cycles. One such exposure relates to a significant tightening and availability of paper supply in Europe. “As part of the Smurfit Kappa Group, we are able to ensure security of 24


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important SME sector,” Munnelly explains. “Whilst maintaining and providing the same service and product offering as our large corrugated sites, our Packaging Solutions plants are ideally suited in size and scale to work with and service the more specific needs of the SME sector.”

SK Display As part of their wider packaging solutions offering, the SK Print and Display facility offers a wide range of point of purchase and advertising solutions that deliver sales uplift and market awareness for customers. “Having worked with some of Ireland’s leading companies, we are ideally positioned to transfer knowledge and capability to small organisations, whilst our creative design department continues to push the boundaries of what we offer to all our customers,” Munnelly states.

Sustainability Smurfit Kappa Ireland is fundamentally committed to sustainability and social responsibility in its interactions with customers, suppliers, employees and the communities in which it operates. During 2010, SKG produced its third Sustainability report dealing with all aspects of the company’s interaction with the environment, as well as measurements of their current position in terms of performance improvement against key targets, and most importantly, their general commitments for the future. As part of their efforts on corporate sustainability, Smurfit Kappa Ireland are currently in the midst of an FSC/PEFC certification process across all their sites. “We are expecting to complete that certification process by the end of this year, further assisting our customers in meeting their own sustainability targets,” summarises Munnelly. “As a group, we are also committed to social responsibility and actively participate in SEDEX, The Carbon Disclosure Project, as well as NSAI, ISO, BRC and OHSAS certification.”

for interactive product development on-site, as well as a simulated retail environment, which allows our customers to consider how their end product is viewed by consumers.” Through their local design offices, Smurfit Kappa provide detailed Packaging Audits that identify areas for improvement, cost take-out and potential production efficiencies through box redesign or alterations to composition and paper.

Customers Due to the sheer range and mix of customer types that are currently serviced by Smurfit Kappa Ireland, the company has perfected an internal process for synergy across their Irish and European sites. Many customers, regardless of size, often have requirements outside of basic cardboard packaging that they would like to have serviced by a ‘one-stop shop’ supplier. Through close co-operation with their solutions plants’ specialities division in France, UK, Germany and the Netherlands, Smurfit Kappa are able to provide additional packaging components, ranging from plastic wraps to aluminium pallets and thermal packaging.

SK Direct A recent addition to the product and service portfolio is SK Direct.ie, an online web shop from where they can service one-off or very low volume packaging orders. “Through SK Direct, our Packaging Solutions plants are tailoring their offering to the needs of Ireland’s growing and hugely 25


WORMSER Corporation provides the cosmetic, health and beauty industry with everything from customised packaging to stock containers. They develop and manufacture cosmetic components and customised packaging for make-up artists to Fortune 500 companies. Wormser are a global supplier of cosmetic components, filled goods and finished cosmetic and personal care products. Wormser has tremendous strength in tooling for custom packaging, utilising their factories to accomplish the best results on both price and quality, depending on the factory strengths. 90% of all development and production is done in China, making the presence of Wormser’s QC staff extremely valuable. Framing a woman’s smile, lips are a focal point of the face. The container that delivers the product is paramount to successful application. Wormser have two new containers available: the CL01, which is an airtight, click lipstick with a two-way function, so that the contents can be wound up and down. This is especially suitable for an extra silky soft lipstick formulation. The other is a lipstick case, ref L011, with a new interior design, so that the lipstick bullet is held more firmly when pressure is applied by the end user. Wormser’s main office and warehouse is located in New Jersey. In addition, they have offices in California, Texas, the UK, Germany, and Shanghai. The Shanghai office is staffed with sourcing and QC personnel, as well as an engineer to better enable Wormser to evaluate development, while their German office has design capabilities as well as sales staff. We aim to form a complete partnership with you at every stage of your project.



Please contact us at: tel: 0044 (0) 1706 714 527 or at www.wormsercorp.com email: sales@wormsercorp.com for head office or salesuk@wormsercorp.com for the UK sales office.


Cartons

Cartons Satisfy Sustainability Agenda Jennifer Buhaenko, Head of Public Affairs, Pro Carton, argues the case for cartons being the best choice of packaging for the environment.

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ustainability is one of the most important drivers in the packaging industry today. Sustainable development means working towards achieving economic, environmental and social goals and is now a central part of business strategy for manufacturers and retailers. Pro Carton has made it a priority to explain the sustainability benefits of using cartonboard packaging. Research which Pro Carton commissioned from Gfk Germany shows that sustainability is increasingly important to consumers too: 64% of survey respondents said that packaging should be made from environmentally friendly materials. Cartons amply fulfil this requirement and research shows that consumers regard them as the most environmentally friendly packaging. Most consumers know that cartons’ raw material is cartonboard, which is made from wood fibres. Not so well known is the fact that the cartonboard industry in Europe uses fibre from European forests. No tropical rainforest wood is used. These European forests used by the paper and board industry are sustainable, since every year, new tree growth exceeds the wood harvested, so that the wood surface is expanding by 510,000 ha per year. Forests also offer a natural habitat to vast numbers of different species of plants and animals and provide leisure facilities. Forest owners and operators carefully manage their forests and can prove that their forests are well managed through certification schemes such as PEFC (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification Schemes) and FSC (Forest Stewardship Council). These schemes are well established and spreading, and to check the proc-

ess further, a “chain of custody” certificate provides traceability at each stage of processing of the wood. The important role of forests has been recognised this year, as the United Nations has declared an ‘International Year of Forests’ for 2011. This aims to celebrate people’s actions to sustainably manage the world’s forests and to raise awareness of sustainable management and development in forests.

Renewable Energy Renewable energy is becoming more and more important in the climate change debate and a significant amount of cartonboard in Europe is made with renewable energy. Approximately 50% of all primary energy used in the European pulp, paper and board industry is biomass based, with the wood by-products of the manufacturing process providing electricity and steam – thus avoiding the use of non-renewable energy sources such as fossil-based oil, coal or gas. A well-known environmental benefit of packaging goods in cartons is their recyclability. The paper and board industry has a well-established recovery infrastructure in Europe and after use, cartons can be collected from households in several ways: for example, bring systems or kerbside collection. Recovered cartons are sent to mills for recycling and the whole recycling process diverts used cartons from landfill and thus helps to minimise their size and number. As a result, damaging emissions such as methane gas are reduced dramatically. In 2007, paper and board packaging achieved a recycling rate of 80% in Europe, and around 60% of cartons in Europe are made from recycled cartonboard.

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Carbon Footprint Recent surveys show that ease of recycling and carbon footprinting are considered the most important issues when measuring the environmental impact of packaging. Paper and board packaging, with a well established recovery and recycling structure, has also got a good environmental story to tell when it comes to carbon footprints. There is currently no standard approach to measuring a Carbon Footprint, so in the meantime, the paper and board industry has developed an approach for paper based products known as the CEPI Framework: its development was overseen by the industry’s umbrella organisation: the Confederation of European Paper Industries. The CEPI Framework consists of 10 areas (known as Ten Toes), which form the boundaries for a cradle to grave life cycle analysis:

sequestration” - Pro Carton summary: “Cartons and Carbon Footprint” is available from: www.procarton.com) IVL’s study suggests a link between carton consumption and carbon uptake and storage in the forest, as follows: • Sustainable forest management is essential for high carbon sequestration (absorption and storage) in the forest, since actively managed forests remove carbon from the atmosphere at a much higher rate than nonmanaged forests; • There is a beneficial link between the market’s demand for cartons and carbon sequestration, which is illustrated in the chart; • Net carbon sequestration in the forest (removals from the atmosphere) for the average of all carton production in Europe, amounts to -730 kg of biogenic carbon per tonne of cartons.

Toes 1 and 2 deal with cartons’ raw material from the forest and looks at Forest Carbon Stocks and carbon in the product; • Toes 3 to 7 deal with fossil emissions from the production process; • Toes 8, 9 and 10 deal with use of the product, waste treatment and avoided emissions. The last three Toes occur after the exit door of the carton converter and are less easy for the industry to measure. For Toe 8, the Use phase, the result is 0, since no external energy is required to open and use a carton. For Toes 9 and 10, national or European averages are often used.

Cartons’ Carbon Footprint

Unique Raw Material

The industry has calculated the average carbon footprint of all carton production in Europe as 964kg of carbon dioxide (and equivalents) for each tonne of cartonboard which is converted. Cartons’ carbon footprint has reduced by 7% in three years. This measurement follows Toes 3-7 of the CEPI Framework and includes primary and recycled fibre cartonboard and printed cartons. Measuring starts with harvesting process in the forest, through industrial production processes and finishes at the exit door of the converter’s factory (cradle to gate approach). Cartons’ raw material – cartonboard – is made of wood fibres from sustainable forests and sustainable forest management is part of the important relationship between forests and climate. While this question is by no means settled, Pro Carton believes that cartons should be credited for the carbon sequestration of their raw material when cartons’ carbon footprints are calculated. Toe 1 should be brought into the equation. If biogenic carbon associated with its raw material were to be credited against carbon dioxide emitted during the cartons’ life cycle, deducting the biogenic carbon

The forest products industries, including the cartonboard packaging industry, have a unique attribute to bring to the Carbon Footprinting discussion: the properties of their renewable raw material – wood fibre from sustainably managed forests. Trees absorb and store carbon and this can be measured in terms of biogenic carbon. When the wood fibre is processed into cartons, the carbon continues to be stored in the cartons. When cartons are recycled, and used to make other papers or packaging, the carbon is locked up even longer. In the CEPI Framework, the attributes of the raw material are taken into account in Toe 1 (Forest Carbon Stocks). To see if we could measure this benefit and give a value to Toe 1, Pro Carton supported its partner association ECMA (European Carton Makers Association) in a study by IVL, Swedish Environmental Research Institute, into the link between biogenic carbon and cartons (Source: IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute : “Carbon Footprint of Cartons in Europe – Carbon Footprint methodology and biogenic carbon 28


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removed from the atmosphere from the fossil carbon emitted would result in a very low carbon footprint: Cradle to gate: 234kg CO2 / tonne Cradle to grave: 397kg CO2/ tonne

Thanks to the benefits of its raw material, the industry believes that cartons contribute towards climate change mitigation and are the best choice of packaging for the environment.

Pro Carton/ECMA Awards Cartons offer huge opportunities for brand owners and retailers and these advantages are showcased every year in the Pro Carton/ECMA Awards. The prizes for outstanding carton packaging on the market have been presented for 15 years now and remain among the most coveted awards in the industry. New design concepts, impressive shapes, modified uses, improved machinability on the packaging lines – all these elements can be found among the successful ideas. The judging panel also looks for innovative thinking behind the designs, attractiveness to consumers, interaction, shelf impact and simplicity in production. Last year’s awards saw the Carton of the Year Award presented to CD Cartondruck for its packaging of a Tommy Hilfiger perfume by Estée Lauder. Although seemingly simple, this stylish packaging incorporates sophisticated technology. In the “Most Innovative” category, the Oenoforos company won the prize for its “Vernissage Purse“ - a box for wine in the shape of an elegant lady’s handbag. In the Sustainability section, Cadbury Roses won with a clever pack which replaced metal with cartonboard packaging. For further information and details on the winners in all 10 categories, please visit: www.cartonawards.com Over the years, these top-class cartons have been a great source of inspiration to designers and marketers, especially with the addition of the ‘Sustainability’ category, as sustainable packaging solutions are increasingly important to brand owners, retailers and consumers.

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IRISH PACKAGING YEARBOOK/DIRECTORY 2011

Product and Service Index All Plastic Silos & IBC’s AIC Plastic Pallets Ltd Industrial Packaging Ltd Interpac Quitmann O’Neill Packaging Ltd SCHÜTZ (Ireland) Ltd Thorn Environmental Ltd

Banding

Bulk Packaging

Fischbein Saxon Ltd Heavey Technology PC Packaging Ltd Security Pak Systems

PAper And Film banding Security Pak Systems

AGV Systems Goliath Packaging Systems Ltd

Bagging Fischbein Saxon Ltd

Bag Gluing Fischbein Saxon Ltd

Bag Sealing Brow Packaging (John C. Brow Ltd) Carabay Packaging Products Fischbein Saxon Ltd Irish Papers Ltd Obeeco Ltd PC Packaging Ltd QPM Ltd Security Pak Systems SF Engineering T.S. O’Connor & Son Ltd (Bags.ie) Versatile Packaging Ltd

Bag Sowing

Bar Coding / Traceability Advanced Packaging Machinery Ltd ALS Labelling Solutions Codico Distributors Ltd Fischbein Saxon Ltd Goliath Packaging Systems Ltd Heavey Technology Obeeco Ltd PCS Industries Ltd Wormser Corporation The Total Beauty Source

Bins AIC Plastic Pallets Ltd Thorn Environmental Ltd

Brow Packaging (John C. Brow Ltd) Celtic Sales Company (Cork) Ltd Corcoran Products Ltd

Calibration Advanced Packaging Machinery Ltd P.J. Boner & Co. Ltd SF Engineering

Carton Erectors / Closers Goliath Packaging Systems Ltd Heavey Technology Irish Papers Ltd Obeeco Ltd PC Packaging Ltd Versatile Packaging Ltd

Biodegradable Material Brow Packaging (John C. Brow Ltd) Carabay Packaging Products Irish Papers Ltd Novostrat Ltd PS Packaging Systems Ltd T.S. O’Connor & Son Ltd (Bags.ie) Thorn Environmental Ltd Versatile Packaging Ltd

Fischbein Saxon Ltd

Bakery Cake Containers

AIC Plastic Pallets Ltd Carabay Packaging Products Corcoran Products Ltd Industrial Packaging Ltd Interpac Irish Papers Ltd Novostrat Ltd Obeeco Ltd Plastic Providers Ltd SCHÜTZ (Ireland) Ltd Thorn Environmental Ltd Versatile Packaging Ltd

Case Sealing (Taping) Carabay Packaging Products Goliath Packaging Systems Ltd Heavey Technology Obeeco Ltd PC Packaging Ltd PS Packaging Systems Ltd QPM Ltd T.S. O’Connor & Son Ltd (Bags.ie)

Brand Development BLINK DESIGN Irish Papers Ltd Neworld Associates

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Checkweighers Advanced Packaging Machinery Ltd Obeeco Ltd SF Engineering


IRISH PACKAGING YEARBOOK/DIRECTORY 2011 Coding & Marking ALS Labelling Solutions Codico Distributors Ltd Fischbein Saxon Ltd Goliath Packaging Systems Ltd Heavey Technology Obeeco Ltd PC Packaging Ltd PCS Industries Ltd QPM Ltd Security Pak Systems Versatile Packaging Ltd

Cold Chain Packaging

T.S. O’Connor & Son Ltd (Bags.ie) Thorn Environmental Ltd Laminates

Alert Packaging Ltd Brow Packaging (John C. Brow Ltd) Carabay Packaging Products Celtic Sales Company (Cork) Ltd Fischbein Saxon Ltd Irish Papers Ltd NPP Group Ltd Obeeco Ltd T.S. O’Connor & Son Ltd (Bags.ie) Thorn Environmental Ltd Versatile Packaging Ltd

Carabay Packaging Products Paper

Compostable Bags, Films & Shrink Sleeves Brow Packaging (John C. Brow Ltd) Carabay Packaging Products Heavey Technology Irish Papers Ltd PC Packaging Ltd QPM Ltd Smurfit Kappa Thorn Environmental Ltd T.S. O’Connor & Son Ltd (Bags.ie) Versatile Packaging Ltd

Consultancy Carabay Packaging Products Enviropak Supplies Ltd Heavey Technology Irish Papers Ltd QPM Ltd Smurfit Kappa Thorn Environmental Ltd

Containers Bags Fabric

Celtic Sales Company (Cork) Ltd Fischbein Saxon Ltd Guy & Company Distribution Ltd Irish Papers Ltd Quitmann O’Neill Packaging Ltd

Alert Packaging Ltd Brow Packaging (John C. Brow Ltd) Carabay Packaging Products Celtic Sales Company (Cork) Ltd Enviropak Supplies Ltd Fischbein Saxon Ltd Guy & Company Distribution Ltd Heavey Technology Irish Papers Ltd T.S. O’Connor & Son Ltd (Bags.ie) Thorn Environmental Ltd Versatile Packaging Ltd Plastic

Aerobord Ltd AIC Plastic Pallets Ltd Brow Packaging (John C. Brow Ltd) Carabay Packaging Products Celtic Sales Company (Cork) Ltd Fischbein Saxon Ltd Guy & Company Distribution Ltd Irish Papers Ltd NPP Group Ltd Obeeco Ltd PS Packaging Systems Ltd Smurfit Kappa Thorn Environmental Ltd T.S. O’Connor & Son Ltd (Bags.ie) Versatile Packaging Ltd

Barrels/Drums Drums Fibreboard

Air Sea Containers Ireland Ltd Donoghue Packaging Industrial Packaging Ltd Interpac Smurfit Kappa metal

Air Sea Containers Ireland Ltd Interpac plastic

AIC Plastic Pallets Ltd Air Sea Containers Ireland Ltd Carabay Packaging Products Celtic Sales Company (Cork) Ltd Gem Plastics Greiner Packaging Ltd Industrial Packaging Ltd Interpac SCHÜTZ (Ireland) Ltd wooden

Air Sea Containers Ireland Ltd Donoghue Packaging Interpac

Blister / Clamshell packs Donoghue Packaging Versatile Packaging Ltd

BoTTles Glass

Air Sea Containers Ireland Ltd Multiprint Ltd (Multiprint Labels) Roma International Plc Plastic

Air Sea Containers Ireland Ltd Carabay Packaging Products Celtic Sales Company (Cork) Ltd Greiner Packaging Ltd Mergon International Multiprint Ltd (Multiprint Labels) Roma International Plc

Pre-made bags - Plain/ Printed

Boxes

NPP Group Ltd

Cake

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Benson Box Co. (Irl) Ltd Brow Packaging (John C. Brow Ltd) Celtic Sales Company (Cork) Ltd T.S. O’Connor & Son Ltd (Bags.ie)


IRISH PACKAGING YEARBOOK/DIRECTORY 2011 Composites

Air Sea Containers Ireland Ltd Carabay Packaging Products Cavanbox.ie Packaging Donoghue Packaging Interpac Irish Papers Ltd PS Packaging Systems Ltd Smurfit Kappa Corrugated

Air Sea Containers Ireland Ltd Brow Packaging (John C. Brow Ltd) Carabay Packaging Products Cavanbox.ie Packaging Celtic Sales Company (Cork) Ltd Dollard Packaging Ltd Donoghue Packaging Interpac Irish Papers Ltd PS Packaging Systems Ltd SAICA Packaging Ireland SAICA Pack UK Ltd (Armagh) SAICA Pack UK Ltd (Newry) Smurfit Kappa ePS

SCA Foam Products metal

Air Sea Containers Ireland Ltd Atlas Box & Crating Ltd Interpac Irish Papers Ltd Versatile Packaging Ltd

Celtic Sales Company (Cork) Ltd Greiner Packaging Ltd Heavey Technology Interpac Irish Papers Ltd LINPAC Allibert Measom Freer Plastic Providers Ltd Smurfit Kappa Versatile Packaging Ltd Wormser Corporation The Total Beauty Source snack boxes

Benson Box Co. (Irl) Ltd Smurfit Kappa Rigid Presentation Boxes

Benson Box Co. (Irl) Ltd wooden

AIC Plastic Pallets Ltd Air Sea Containers Ireland Ltd Carabay Packaging Products Cavanbox.ie Packaging Donoghue Packaging Interpac PS Packaging Systems Ltd Smurfit Kappa

Buckets/tubs Plastic

Air Sea Containers Ireland Ltd Benson Box Co. (Irl) Ltd Carabay Packaging Products Celtic Sales Company (Cork) Ltd Dollard Packaging Ltd Enviropak Supplies Ltd Guy & Company Distribution Ltd Heavey Technology Irish Papers Ltd T.S. O’Connor & Son Ltd (Bags.ie)

AIC Plastic Pallets Ltd Brow Packaging (John C. Brow Ltd) Carabay Packaging Products Celtic Sales Company (Cork) Ltd Corcoran Products Ltd Goliath Packaging Systems Ltd Greiner Packaging Ltd Interpac Irish Papers Ltd LINPAC Allibert Mergon International PrimePac Ltd Quitmann O’Neill Packaging Ltd SCHÜTZ (Ireland) Ltd Versatile Packaging Ltd

Plastic

metal

Aerobord Ltd AIC Plastic Pallets Ltd Air Sea Containers Ireland Ltd Carabay Packaging Products Cavanbox.ie Packaging

Com Plas Packaging Ltd Interpac Quitmann O’Neill Packaging Ltd Versatile Packaging Ltd

Paper

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cans / Metal Cans Air Sea Containers Ireland Ltd Com Plas Packaging Ltd Interpac Parliament International Ltd Quitmann O’Neill Packaging Ltd

Cartons Cardboard

Air Sea Containers Ireland Ltd Atlas Box & Crating Ltd Benson Box Co. (Irl) Ltd Brow Packaging (John C. Brow Ltd) Carabay Packaging Products CavanBox.ie Packaging Celtic Sales Company (Cork) Ltd Com Plas Packaging Ltd Dollard Packaging Ltd Interpac Irish Papers Ltd PS Packaging Systems Ltd Quitmann O’Neill Packaging Ltd Smurfit Kappa T.S. O’Connor & Son Ltd (Bags.ie) Versatile Packaging Ltd Plastic

AIC Plastic Pallets Ltd Air Sea Containers Ireland Ltd Carabay Packaging Products CavanBox.ie Packaging Celtic Sales Company (Cork) Ltd Com Plas Packaging Ltd Corcoran Products Ltd Interpac Irish Papers Ltd LINPAC Allibert Mergon International PS Packaging Systems Ltd Smurfit Kappa Versatile Packaging Ltd

cases Corrugated

Air Sea Containers Ireland Ltd Atlas Box & Crating Ltd Brow Packaging (John C. Brow Ltd) Carabay Packaging Products CavanBox.ie Packaging Celtic Sales Company (Cork) Ltd Com Plas Packaging Ltd Diamond Corrugated Ltd Donoghue Packaging Enviropak Supplies Ltd


IRISH PACKAGING YEARBOOK/DIRECTORY 2011 Interpac Irish Papers Ltd PS Packaging Systems Ltd Quitmann O’Neill Packaging Ltd SAICA Packaging Ireland SAICA Pack UK Ltd (Armagh) SAICA Pack UK Ltd (Newry) Smurfit Kappa Versatile Packaging Ltd

Plastic

Paper carriers

Fischbein Saxon Ltd Gem Plastics Guy & Company Distribution Ltd Measom Freer Obeeco Ltd Parliament International Ltd Roma International Plc Wormser Corporation The Total Beauty Source

Carabay Packaging Products Brow Packaging (John C. Brow Ltd) Irish Papers Ltd

Metal

Air Sea Containers Ireland Ltd Interpac Versatile Packaging Ltd

Pumps (Lotion/Spray)

Roma International Plc taps

plastic

AIC Plastic Pallets Ltd Air Sea Containers Ireland Ltd Carabay Packaging Products Interpac Irish Papers Ltd LINPAC Allibert Smurfit Kappa Versatile Packaging Ltd polystyrene

Air Sea Containers Ireland Ltd CavanBox.ie Packaging Carabay Packaging Products Irish Papers Ltd Interpac PS Packaging Systems Ltd SCA Foam Products Versatile Packaging Ltd

Air Sea Containers Ireland Ltd Brow Packaging (John C. Brow Ltd) Quitmann O’Neill Packaging Ltd

Crates AIC Plastic Pallets Ltd Carabay Packaging Products Goliath Packaging Systems Ltd LINPAC Allibert Smurfit Kappa wooden

AIC Plastic Pallets Ltd Atlas Box & Crating Ltd Carabay Packaging Products CavanBox.ie Packaging PS Packaging Systems Ltd Smurfit Kappa

jars

AIC Plastic Pallets Ltd Air Sea Containers Ireland Ltd Atlas Box & Crating Ltd Carabay Packaging Products CavanBox.ie Packaging Donoghue Packaging Interpac PS Packaging Systems Ltd Smurfit Kappa

Glass

Closures Metal

Air Sea Containers Ireland Ltd Parliament International Ltd Quitmann O’Neill Packaging Ltd Roma International Plc Wormser Corporation The Total Beauty Source

Atlas Box & Crating Ltd Brow Packaging (John C. Brow Ltd) Carabay Packaging Products Irish Papers Ltd PS Packaging Systems Ltd SteriPack

sacks Brow Packaging (John C. Brow Ltd) Carabay Packaging Products Irish Papers Ltd

sacks Heavy Duty NPP Group Ltd

plastic

wooden

Pouches

Air Sea Containers Ireland Ltd Roma International Plc Plastic

Air Sea Containers Ireland Ltd Brow Packaging (John C. Brow Ltd) Carabay Packaging Products Com Plas Packaging Ltd Greiner Packaging Ltd Measom Freer Mergon International PrimePac Ltd Roma International Plc Wormser Corporation The Total Beauty Source

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Trays Aluminium

Brow Packaging (John C. Brow Ltd) Carabay Packaging Products Com Plas Packaging Ltd Enviropak Supplies Ltd Heavey Technology Irish Papers Ltd QPM Ltd Versatile Packaging Ltd Paper

Benson Box Co. (Irl) Ltd Brow Packaging (John C. Brow Ltd) Carabay Packaging Products CavanBox.ie Packaging Enviropak Supplies Ltd Heavey Technology Irish Papers Ltd Smurfit Kappa Thorn Environmental Ltd Versatile Packaging Ltd Plastic

AIC Plastic Pallets Ltd AiP Thermoform Packaging Atlas Box & Crating Ltd Brow Packaging (John C. Brow Ltd) Carabay Packaging Products CavanBox.ie Packaging Corcoran Products Ltd Enviropak Supplies Ltd Greiner Packaging Ltd


IRISH PACKAGING YEARBOOK/DIRECTORY 2011 Heavey Technology Irish Papers Ltd Plastic Providers Ltd QPM Ltd Quinn Packaging Quitmann O’Neill Packaging Ltd Thorn Environmental Ltd Versatile Packaging Ltd Wormser Corporation The Total Beauty Source

Tubes cardboard

Brow Packaging (John C. Brow Ltd) Carabay Packaging Products Enviropak Supplies Ltd Industrial Packaging Ltd Interpac Irish Papers Ltd PS Packaging Systems Ltd Smurfit Kappa Wormser Corporation The Total Beauty Source paper

Carabay Packaging Products Industrial Packaging Ltd Irish Papers Ltd plastic

Brow Packaging (John C. Brow Ltd) Carabay Packaging Products Greiner Packaging Ltd Irish Papers Ltd Measom Freer Mergon International NPP Group Ltd PrimePac Ltd Quitmann O’Neill Packaging Ltd Wormser Corporation The Total Beauty Source

Vials

Mergon International Wormser Corporation The Total Beauty Source

Contract Packaging Atlas Box & Crating Ltd Benson Box Co. (Irl) Ltd Carabay Packaging Products Irish Papers Ltd Mergon International PS Packaging Systems Ltd QPM Ltd Quitmann O’Neill Packaging Ltd SteriPack Thorn Environmental Ltd Versatile Packaging Ltd Wormser Corporation The Total Beauty Source

Contract Packing Atlas Box & Crating Ltd Benson Box Co. (Irl) Ltd Carabay Packaging Products PS Packaging Systems Ltd QPM Ltd SteriPack Versatile Packaging Ltd

plastic

Air Sea Containers Ireland Ltd Carabay Packaging Products Com Plas Packaging Ltd Interpac

Donoghue Packaging Interpac Quitmann O’Neill Packaging Ltd Thorn Environmental Ltd

Designers / Consultants Artefact Ltd Atlas Box & Crating Ltd Goliath Packaging Systems Ltd Interpac Irish Papers Ltd Neworld Associates Quitmann O’Neill Packaging Ltd Smurfit Kappa

Distribution Advanced Packaging Machinery Ltd Carabay Packaging Products Enviropak Supplies Ltd Quitmann O’Neill Packaging Ltd Smurfit Kappa

Drum & Keg Washers Quitmann O’Neill Packaging Ltd

Converter Atlas Box & Crating Ltd Carabay Packaging Products Donoghue Packaging EuroFoil Teo Heavey Technology Smurfit Kappa Thorn Environmental Ltd

glass

Air Sea Containers Ireland Ltd Com Plas Packaging Ltd Wormser Corporation The Total Beauty Source

Dangerous Goods Packaging Testing

Dangerous Goods Packaging Donoghue Packaging Industrial Packaging Ltd Interpac Quitmann O’Neill Packaging Ltd Thorn Environmental Ltd

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E Commerce Fulfilment Carabay Packaging Products

FIBC Interpac Quitmann O’Neill Packaging Ltd T.S. O’Connor & Son Ltd (Bags.ie) Thorn Environmental Ltd

Forklifts / Pallet Trucks Irish Lift Trucks


IRISH PACKAGING YEARBOOK/DIRECTORY 2011 Fibre One-Trip IBC’s Industrial Packaging Ltd Interpac Quitmann O’Neill Packaging Ltd

Flow Wrappers Brow Packaging (John C. Brow Ltd) Goliath Packaging Systems Ltd Odenberg Engineering Ltd PC Packaging Ltd QPM Ltd Security Pak Systems

Fulfilment

Machinery / Equipment

Canpak Ltd PS Packaging Systems Ltd

Fischbein Saxon Ltd

Graphic Design BLINK DESIGN

Hand Assembly Canpak Ltd Carabay Packaging Products PS Packaging Systems Ltd Smurfit Kappa

Flow Wrapping Brow Packaging (John C. Brow Ltd) Canpak Ltd Irish Papers Ltd PC Packaging Ltd QPM Ltd Thorn Environmental Ltd

Industrial Washing Systems Goliath Packaging Systems Ltd

Inspection Systems FMCG Packaging Advanced Packaging Machinery Ltd Brow Packaging (John C. Brow Ltd) Canpak Ltd Heavey Technology Neworld Associates Smurfit Kappa Wormser Corporation The Total Beauty Source

Foam in Place PS Packaging Systems Ltd

Form Fill & Seal NPP Group Ltd

Freezer Space Addition / Removal Goliath Packaging Systems Ltd

Bag Closing Machinery

Advanced Packaging Machinery Ltd PCS Industries Ltd

Irish Pre Stretch Film Manufacturers Brow Packaging (John C. Brow Ltd) Carabay Packaging Products Thorn Environmental Ltd

Kan Bank Carabay Packaging Products

Label Bureau Heavey Technology

Litho Lam Packaging Carabay Packaging Products Enviropak Supplies Ltd Smurfit Kappa 35

Capping Goliath Packaging Systems Ltd Obeeco Ltd PC Packaging Ltd Quitmann O’Neill Packaging Ltd

Conveyors Advanced Packaging Machinery Ltd Fischbein Saxon Ltd Heavey Technology Obeeco Ltd Odenberg Engineering Ltd PC Packaging Ltd QPM Ltd SF Engineering Versatile Packaging Ltd

filling Fischbein Saxon Ltd Goliath Packaging Systems Ltd Multiprint Ltd (Multiprint Labels) Obeeco Ltd PC Packaging Ltd QPM Ltd Quitmann O’Neill Packaging Ltd SF Engineering Versatile Packaging Ltd

for Hire Advanced Packaging Machinery Ltd

labelling Advanced Packaging Machinery Ltd ALS Labelling Solutions Carabay Packaging Products Corcoran Products Ltd Fischbein Saxon Ltd Goliath Packaging Systems Ltd Heavey Technology Logopak International Ltd Multiprint Ltd (Multiprint Labels) New Era Packaging Ltd Obeeco Ltd PC Packaging Ltd QPM Ltd Quinn Packaging SF Engineering Versatile Packaging Ltd


IRISH PACKAGING YEARBOOK/DIRECTORY 2011 mAP machinery

shrink wrappers

Goliath Packaging Systems Ltd Obeeco Ltd QPM Ltd SF Engineering Security Pak Systems Versatile Packaging Ltd

Brow Packaging (John C. Brow Ltd) Carabay Packaging Products Goliath Packaging Systems Ltd ITW Packaging Obeeco Ltd PC Packaging Ltd QPM Ltd Quinn Packaging Security Pak Systems Versatile Packaging Ltd

metal detectors / x-ray machines Advanced Packaging Machinery Ltd Goliath Packaging Systems Ltd QPM Ltd Quinn Packaging SF Engineering Versatile Packaging Ltd

nailing & Stapling equipment Carabay Packaging Products

packaging Machinery Abco-Kovex Ltd Advanced Packaging Machinery Ltd Brow Packaging (John C. Brow Ltd) Carabay Packaging Products Fischbein Saxon Ltd Goliath Packaging Systems Ltd Interpac Irish Papers Ltd ITW Packaging NPP Group Ltd Obeeco Ltd Odenberg Engineering Ltd PC Packaging Ltd QPM Ltd Quinn Packaging Security Pak Systems SF Engineering Versatile Packaging Ltd

process equipment Advanced Packaging Machinery Ltd P.J. Boner & Co. Ltd Fischbein Saxon Ltd Odenberg Engineering Ltd SF Engineering Versatile Packaging Ltd

weighing & checking Advanced Packaging Machinery Ltd P.J. Boner & Co. Ltd Fischbein Saxon Ltd Goliath Packaging Systems Ltd Heavey Technology Obeeco Ltd QPM Ltd SF Engineering Versatile Packaging Ltd

strapping Abco-Kovex Ltd Brow Packaging (John C. Brow Ltd) Carabay Packaging Products Fischbein Saxon Ltd Goliath Packaging Systems Ltd Heavey Technology Irish Papers Ltd ITW Packaging NPP Group Ltd PS Packaging Systems Ltd Quinn Packaging Security Pak Systems

thermoformers AiP Thermoform Packaging Goliath Packaging Systems Ltd QPM Ltd Quinn Packaging Security Pak Systems Versatile Packaging Ltd

tray sealers Brow Packaging (John C. Brow Ltd) Enviropak Supplies Ltd Goliath Packaging Systems Ltd Obeeco Ltd PC Packaging Ltd QPM Ltd Security Pak Systems SF Engineering Versatile Packaging Ltd

vacuum packers Brow Packaging (John C. Brow Ltd) Carabay Packaging Products Goliath Packaging Systems Ltd Obeeco Ltd PC Packaging Ltd QPM Ltd Security Pak Systems Versatile Packaging Ltd 36

Marketing Roadmaps Neworld Associates

Materials Handling Carabay Packaging Products Fischbein Saxon Ltd Goliath Packaging Systems Ltd Irish Lift Trucks Irish Papers Ltd Interpac LINPAC Allibert QPM Ltd SCA Foam Products Toyota Material Handling Ireland

Medical/Pharmaceutical Advanced Packaging Machinery Ltd Brow Packaging (John C. Brow Ltd) Carabay Packaging Products Goliath Packaging Systems Ltd Interpac Irish Papers Ltd Obeeco Ltd Security Pak Systems SteriPack

Moulding Mergon International


IRISH PACKAGING YEARBOOK/DIRECTORY 2011 Nested Trays, Cans, Tubs Benson Box Co. (Irl) Ltd Carabay Packaging Products Irish Papers Ltd PS Packaging Systems Ltd

Non-Woven PP Fischbein Saxon Ltd

Packaging Design Specialists Artefact Ltd BLINK DESIGN

Packaging Materials Adhesives Carabay Packaging Products Irish Papers Ltd

bespoke promotional Labels ALS Labelling Solutions New Era Packaging Ltd Multiprint Ltd (Multiprint Labels) T.S. O’Connor & Son Ltd (Bags.ie)

Labels

Miscellaneous

ALS Labelling Solutions Carabay Packaging Products Codico Distributors Ltd Heavey Technology Irish Papers Ltd Logopak International Ltd New Era Packaging Ltd Multiprint Ltd (Multiprint Labels) Obeeco Ltd Smurfit Kappa T.S. O’Connor & Son Ltd (Bags.ie)

Irish Papers Ltd SCA Foam Products Security Pak Systems Smurfit Kappa

laminates Alert Packaging Ltd Brow Packaging (John C. Brow Ltd) Enviropak Supplies Ltd EuroFoil Teo Irish Papers Ltd New Era Packaging Ltd Novostrat Ltd Obeeco Ltd Smurfit Kappa Versatile Packaging Ltd

leaflets Irish Papers Ltd New Era Packaging Ltd

leaflet labels Heavey Technology New Era Packaging Ltd

Card

linerless labels

Irish Papers Ltd Smurfit Kappa UniBoard Ltd

ALS Labelling Solutions Heavey Technology New Era Packaging Ltd

Digital labels

litho laminated board / flute

Heavey Technology Irish Papers Ltd New Era Packaging Ltd

Foam underlay Carabay Packaging Products CavanBox.ie Packaging Novostrat Ltd PS Packaging Systems Ltd Smurfit Kappa

Ink Codico Distributors Ltd Obeeco Ltd PC Packaging Ltd Security Pak Systems

Enviropak Supplies Ltd Irish Papers Ltd Smurfit Kappa

Metal Foils Alert Packaging Ltd Brow Packaging (John C. Brow Ltd) Carabay Packaging Products Irish Papers Ltd New Era Packaging Ltd SteriPack Versatile Packaging Ltd

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Paper Brow Packaging (John C. Brow Ltd) Carabay Packaging Products Enviropak Supplies Ltd EuroFoil Teo Irish Papers Ltd PS Packaging Systems Ltd Smurfit Kappa SteriPack T.S. O’Connor & Son Ltd (Bags.ie) UniBoard Ltd Versatile Packaging Ltd

Plastic / Polymers Brow Packaging (John C. Brow Ltd) Carabay Packaging Products Irish Papers Ltd LINPAC Allibert NPP Group Ltd Obeeco Ltd Plastic Providers Ltd QPM Ltd Quitmann O’Neill Packaging Ltd SCA Foam Products Thorn Environmental Ltd T.S. O’Connor & Son Ltd (Bags.ie) Versatile Packaging Ltd

Tapes Atlas Box & Crating Ltd Brow Packaging (John C. Brow Ltd) Carabay Packaging Products Celtic Sales Company (Cork) Ltd Enviropak Supplies Ltd Goliath Packaging Systems Ltd Heavey Technology Irish Papers Ltd New Era Packaging Ltd NPP Group Ltd PS Packaging Systems Ltd QPM Ltd SCA Foam Products Smurfit Kappa T.S. O’Connor & Son Ltd (Bags.ie)


IRISH PACKAGING YEARBOOK/DIRECTORY 2011 wrapping Abco-Kovex Ltd Atlas Box & Crating Ltd Carabay Packaging Products Goliath Packaging Systems Ltd Heavey Technology Irish Papers Ltd ITW Packaging Novostrat Ltd PS Packaging Systems Ltd QPM Ltd Smurfit Kappa

Pallet Liners Brow Packaging (John C. Brow Ltd) NPP Group Ltd UniBoard Ltd

Pallet Liners (Waterproof)

SteriPack

Packaging Testing Atlas Box & Crating Ltd Smurfit Kappa SteriPack

Pallets AIC Plastic Pallets Ltd Atlas Box & Crating Ltd Carabay Packaging Products CavanBox.ie Packaging Com Plas Packaging Ltd Enviropak Supplies Ltd Interpac LINPAC Allibert Plastic Providers Ltd Quitmann O’Neill Packaging Ltd SCA Foam Products Smurfit Kappa

Abco-Kovex Ltd Atlas Box & Crating Ltd Brow Packaging (John C. Brow Ltd) Carabay Packaging Products Fischbein Saxon Ltd Heavey Technology Irish Papers Ltd NPP Group Ltd PC Packaging Ltd QPM Ltd Quinn Packaging Security Pak Systems Smurfit Kappa Thorn Environmental Ltd

Plastic Cups Brow Packaging (John C. Brow Ltd) Carabay Packaging Products Greiner Packaging Ltd Irish Papers Ltd T.S. O’Connor & Son Ltd (Bags.ie) Thorn Environmental Ltd Versatile Packaging Ltd

Goliath Packaging Systems Ltd

AIC Plastic Pallets Ltd

Polybagging Brow Packaging (John C. Brow Ltd) Carabay Packaging Products Fischbein Saxon Ltd Irish Papers Ltd PS Packaging Systems Ltd QPM Ltd Security Pak Systems Smurfit Kappa Thorn Environmental Ltd Versatile Packaging Ltd

Polyester Reel / Sheet Material Brow Packaging (John C. Brow Ltd) Carabay Packaging Products Quinn Packaging Security Pak Systems Smurfit Kappa T.S. O’Connor & Son Ltd (Bags.ie) Thorn Environmental Ltd Versatile Packaging Ltd

Polyurethane Foam Plastic Glasses

Pallet Inverting & Exchange

Plastic Pallets

UniBoard Ltd

Pallet Wrapping Packaging Integrity Testing

Irish Papers Ltd LINPAC Allibert Quitmann O’Neill Packaging Ltd SCHÜTZ (Ireland) Ltd Thorn Environmental Ltd

Brow Packaging (John C. Brow Ltd) Carabay Packaging Products Irish Papers Ltd Thorn Environmental Ltd Versatile Packaging Ltd

PS Packaging Systems Ltd

P.O.S Heavey Technology Smurfit Kappa

Pallet Labelling Advanced Packaging Machinery Ltd ALS Labelling Solutions Logopak International Ltd PC Packaging Ltd

Plastic IBC AIC Plastic Pallets Ltd Gem Plastics Interpac 38

Print & Apply Labelling Logopak International Ltd


IRISH PACKAGING YEARBOOK/DIRECTORY 2011 Printing Alert Packaging Ltd Brow Packaging (John C. Brow Ltd) Benson Box Co. (Irl) Ltd Carabay Packaging Products Corcoran Products Ltd EuroFoil Teo Fischbein Saxon Ltd Heavey Technology Irish Papers Ltd Measom Freer Multiprint Ltd (Multiprint Labels) NPP Group Ltd Obeeco Ltd PrimePac Ltd Quinn Packaging Smurfit Kappa

Product Collation Canpak Ltd Obeeco Ltd QPM Ltd Security Pak Systems

Product Reclaim Service

Irish Papers Ltd Quitmann O’Neill Packaging Ltd SteriPack

Resealable Alert Packaging Ltd Carabay Packaging Products Com Plas Packaging Ltd Irish Papers Ltd Obeeco Ltd Quitmann O’Neill Packaging Ltd T.S. O’Connor & Son Ltd (Bags.ie)

Retail Ready Packaging Alert Packaging Ltd Carabay Packaging Products Corcoran Products Ltd Heavey Technology Irish Papers Ltd Obeeco Ltd QPM Ltd Quitmann O’Neill Packaging Ltd Smurfit Kappa T.S. O’Connor & Son Ltd (Bags.ie)

Advanced Packaging Machinery Ltd

Robotic Pick & Place Fischbein Saxon Ltd Goliath Packaging Systems Ltd Heavey Technology Obeeco Ltd Odenberg Engineering Ltd QPM Ltd

Product Collation Goliath Packaging Systems Ltd QPM Ltd

Scissors & Vacuum Lifting Goliath Packaging Systems Ltd

Security Tapes Carabay Packaging Products Heavey Technology Irish Papers Ltd NPP Group Ltd PS Packaging Systems Ltd T.S. O’Connor & Son Ltd (Bags.ie)

Reusable Bags Product Screening Advanced Packaging Machinery Ltd Heavey Technology

Qualifications

Abco-Kovex Ltd Brow Packaging (John C. Brow Ltd) Carabay Packaging Products Irish Papers Ltd NPP Group Ltd Thorn Environmental Ltd T.S. O’Connor & Son Ltd (Bags.ie) Versatile Packaging Ltd

Smurfit Kappa

Relationship Building Carabay Packaging Products Heavey Technology Quitmann O’Neill Packaging Ltd

Research & Development Alert Packaging Ltd Carabay Packaging Products Heavey Technology

Robotics / Palletisers ABB Ltd Carabay Packaging Products Fischbein Saxon Ltd Goliath Packaging Systems Ltd Heavey Technology Obeeco Ltd Odenberg Engineering Ltd

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Services QPM Ltd Quitmann O’Neill Packaging Ltd

Ship to Supplier Carabay Packaging Products Donoghue Packaging Quitmann O’Neill Packaging Ltd

Shrink Sleeves Carabay Packaging Products Heavey Technology Irish Papers Ltd NPP Group Ltd PS Packaging Systems Ltd QPM Ltd Versatile Packaging Ltd


IRISH PACKAGING YEARBOOK/DIRECTORY 2011

Shrink Tubing NPP Group Ltd

Shrink Wrapping Abco-Kovex Ltd Brow Packaging (John C. Brow Ltd) Canpak Ltd Carabay Packaging Products Heavey Technology Irish Papers Ltd NPP Group Ltd Obeeco Ltd PC Packaging Ltd PS Packaging Systems Ltd QPM Ltd Quinn Packaging Security Pak Systems Smurfit Kappa Thorn Environmental Ltd Versatile Packaging Ltd

Single Source Vendor Carabay Packaging Products

Storage Canpak Ltd Carabay Packaging Products Donoghue Packaging Irish Papers Ltd NPP Group Ltd Quitmann O’Neill Packaging Ltd SCHÜTZ (Ireland) Ltd

Strapping Abco-Kovex Ltd Atlas Box & Crating Ltd Brow Packaging (John C. Brow Ltd) Carabay Packaging Products Donoghue Packaging Fischbein Saxon Ltd Heavey Technology Irish Papers Ltd ITW Packaging NPP Group Ltd

PS Packaging Systems Ltd Quinn Packaging Security Pak Systems

Strapping Machines Abco-Kovex Ltd Brow Packaging (John C. Brow Ltd) Carabay Packaging Products Donoghue Packaging Fischbein Saxon Ltd Heavey Technology ITW Packaging Security Pak Systems

Stretch Film Abco-Kovex Ltd Brow Packaging (John C. Brow Ltd) Carabay Packaging Products Celtic Sales Company (Cork) Ltd Irish Papers Ltd ITW Packaging NPP Group Ltd PS Packaging Systems Ltd QPM Ltd Quinn Packaging Security Pak Systems Smurfit Kappa Thorn Environmental Ltd T.S. O’Connor & Son Ltd (Bags.ie) Versatile Packaging Ltd

Stretch Tubing NPP Group Ltd

Supplier to the Trade Advanced Packaging Machinery Ltd Carabay Packaging Products Com Pla s Packaging Ltd Enviropak Supplies Ltd Heavey Technology Novostrat Ltd NPP Group Ltd PS Packaging Systems Ltd QPM Ltd SCA Foam Products 40

Security Pak Systems Smurfit Kappa Thorn Environmental Ltd

Suppliers of Flexible Plastic + Packaging AIC Plastic Pallets Ltd Brow Packaging (John C. Brow Ltd) Carabay Packaging Products Corcoran Products Ltd Heavey Technology Interpac Novostrat Ltd NPP Group Ltd Obeeco Ltd QPM Ltd Quinn Packaging SCHÜTZ (Ireland) Ltd Security Pak Systems Smurfit Kappa SteriPack Thorn Environmental Ltd T.S. O’Connor & Son Ltd (Bags.ie) Versatile Packaging Ltd

Special Cases/Boxes For Transportation, Stacking, Storage, Presentation and Assorting & Organising AIC Plastic Pallets Ltd Carabay Packaging Products Enviropak Supplies Ltd Interpac LINPAC Allibert Quinn Packaging Quitmann O’Neill Packaging Ltd Smurfit Kappa Versatile Packaging Ltd

Tags Heavey Technology


IRISH PACKAGING YEARBOOK/DIRECTORY 2011

Tamper Evident Packaging ALS Labelling Solutions Brow Packaging (John C. Brow Ltd) Carabay Packaging Products Corcoran Products Ltd Heavey Technology Irish Papers Ltd LINPAC Allibert NPP Group Ltd Obeeco Ltd QPM Ltd Quitmann O’Neill Packaging Ltd T.S. O’Connor & Son Ltd (Bags.ie) Versatile Packaging Ltd

Testing Facility (ISTA Lab) Atlas Box & Crating Ltd Smurfit Kappa

Thermoformable Sheet AIC Plastic Pallets Ltd Versatile Packaging Ltd

Thermoformed Packaging AIC Plastic Pallets Ltd AiP Thermoform Packaging Brow Packaging (John C. Brow Ltd) Carabay Packaging Products Corcoran Products Ltd Donoghue Packaging Enviropak Supplies Ltd Greiner Packaging Ltd Versatile Packaging Ltd

Track & Trace Solutions ALS Labelling Solutions Heavey Technology NPP Group Ltd Obeeco Ltd

Tray Pallet IBC Washers Quitmann O’Neill Packaging Ltd

Track & Trace Solutions Trade Manufacturers CavanBox.ie Packaging Heavey Technology Novostrat Ltd PS Packaging Systems Ltd Smurfit Kappa

Training Advanced Packaging Machinery Ltd Heavey Technology

Transport / Logistics / Warehousing Atlas Box & Crating Ltd Heavey Technology Irish Lift Trucks Irish Papers Ltd NPP Group Ltd SCHÜTZ (Ireland) Ltd Smurfit Kappa SteriPack

Advanced Packaging Machinery Ltd

Turn Key Projects Advanced Packaging Machinery Ltd Carabay Packaging Products Heavey Technology Obeeco Ltd QPM Ltd Smurfit Kappa SteriPack

Vacuum Formed Packaging AiP Thermoform Packaging Brow Packaging (John C. Brow Ltd) Carabay Packaging Products Irish Papers Ltd QPM Ltd Versatile Packaging Ltd

Waste Management / Recycling Carabay Packaging Products LINPAC Allibert Quitmann O’Neill Packaging Ltd Repak Ltd Thorn Environmental Ltd

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IRISH PACKAGING YEARBOOK/DIRECTORY 2011

Company Listings A ABB Ltd Address: Tel: Fax: Email: Web:

Belgard Road, Tallaght, Dublin 24. (01) 405 7300 (01) 405 7327 brian.cooney@ie.abb.ie www.abb.com/ie

Address: Tel/Fax: Fax: Email: Web: Contact:

Swords Business Park, Swords, Co. Dublin. (01) 807 7600 (01) 807 7650 sales@abcokovex.com www.abcokovex.com Brian Fitzsimons

Address:

718 Kilshane Drive, Northwest Business Park (Phase 4), Ballycoolin, Dublin 15. (01) 861 2141 (01) 861 2142 s.dallas@test.ie www.packagingmachinery.ie Technical Director: Stephen Dallas

Abco Kovex Ltd

Advanced Packaging Machinery Ltd

Tel: Fax: Email: Web: Contact:

Aerobord Ltd Address: Tel: Fax: Email: Web: Contact:

Askeaton, Co. Limerick. (061) 604 600 (061) 604 601 jblessing@aerobord.ie www.aerobord.ie Sales Manager: John Blessing

AIC Plastic Pallets Ltd Address: Tel: Fax: Email: Web: Contact:

The Woodlands, Carrigmore, Ballineen, Co. Cork. (023) 884 7333 (023) 884 7671 info@aicplasticpallets.com www.aicplasticpallets.com Joe O’Flynn

AiP Thermoform Packaging

Atlas Box & Crating Ltd

Address:

Address: Tel: Fax: Email: Web: Type of Business:

Tel: Fax: Email: Web: Contact:

Unit 1, Ballymaley Business Park, Barefield, Ennis, Co. Clare. (065) 686 4486 (065) 689 3479 john@aip.ie www.aip.ie Managing Director: John Mulleady

Air Sea Containers Ireland Ltd Address: Tel: Fax: Email: Contact: Web:

Newcourt House, Strandville Avenue, Clontarf, Dublin 3. (01) 833 2281 (01) 833 1370 personalfreight@eircom.net Director: David McQuaid www.labelling.ie

Contact:

ALS Labelling Solutions Address: Tel: Fax: Email: Web: Contact:

Unit 8, Westpoint Business Park, Mulhuddart, Dublin 15. (01) 815 7497 (01) 815 7497 info@labelling.ie www.labelling.ie General Manager: Pat Phibbs

Alert Packaging Ltd Address: Tel: Fax: Email: Web:

IDA Bray Business Park, Killruddery, Bray, Co. Wicklow. (01) 286 0300 (01) 286 3755 sales@alertpackaging.ie www.alertpackaging.com

B Benson Box Co. (Irl) Ltd Address: Tel: Fax: Email: Contact:

Artefact Ltd

Killaloe, Co. Clare. (061) 376 119 (061) 376 169 keith@bensonbox.ie Managing Director: Roy Benson Sales: Keith Benson

BLINK DESIGN

Packaging Design & Brand Consultants Address: Sky Business Centre, 57 Clontarf Road, Dublin 3. Tel: (01) 853 7308 Fax: (01) 832 5683 Email: info@artefact.ie Web: www.artefact.ie Contact: Managing Director: Wil Lyons

Address: Tel: Fax: Email: Web: Contact:

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IDA Business & Technology Park, Carrigtwohill, Co. Cork. (021) 466 9009 (021) 466 9010 customerserviceireland @atlasbox.net www.atlasbox.ie Atlas Box & Crating is a complete Protective Packaging Manufacturing company producing ‘Best in Class’ products such as Corrugated, Foam Conversion, Specialised Timber Pallets and Crating. Atlas Box also offers the packaging market a wide range of innovative packaging concepts and the only ISTA Test & Design Laboratory in Ireland concentrating on Packaging development to support our true ‘One Stop Shop’ model. Sales Manager: Fergal Milne

37 Lord Edward Street, Limerick. (061) 468 853 (061) 440 127 louise@blinkdesign.ie www.blinkdesign.ie Creative Director: Louise Lawlor


IRISH PACKAGING YEARBOOK/DIRECTORY 2011 Brow Packaging

Com Plas Packaging Ltd

John C. Brow Ltd Address: 1 Prince Regent Road, Belfast, BT5 65A Tel: (0044) 28 9079 8171 Fax: (0044) 28 9040 1095 Email: sales@browpack.com Web: www.browpack.com Type of Brow Packaging manufacture Business: polythene films and bags such as collation shrink film and liner bags for the food industry, along with other packaging films; from simple to complex applications. We also distribute various plastic, paper, board and foil food packaging products to bakeries, Food to Go, cafĂŠs and convenience food processors etc. View our online catalogue www.browpack.com Contact: Managing Director: Angus Brow

Address: Tel: Fax: Email: Web:

P.J. Boner & Co. Ltd Address: Tel: Fax: Email: Web: Contact:

Unit 35, Western Parkway Business Centre, Ballymount Drive, Ballymount, Dublin 12. (01) 450 5050 (01) 450 5183 info@pjboner.com www.pjboner.com www.scales.ie Managing Director: Patrick M. Boner

C Canpak Ltd Address: Tel: Fax: Email: Web: Contact:

Merrywell Business Park, Ballymount Road, Dublin 12. (01) 450 1724 (01) 450 2727 info@canpak.ie www.canpak.ie Managing Director: Rory Breen

Carabay Packaging Products Address: Tel: Fax: Email: Web: Contact:

Units 3, 4, 5, Liosban Industrial Estate, Tuam Road, Co. Galway. (091) 773 370 (091) 773 371 sales@carabay.ie www.carabay.ie Sales Director: Kenneth Casburn

Cavanbox.ie Packaging Address: Tel: Fax: Email: Contact:

Ballyjamesduff, Co. Cavan. (049) 854 4788 (049) 854 4787 anselm@cavanbox.ie Managing Director: Anselm Lovett

Celtic Sales Company (Cork) Ltd Address: Tel: Fax: Email: Contact:

Unit 3B, Waterfront Business Park, Little Island, Co. Cork. (021) 429 7984 (021) 429 7990 mary@celticsales.com Mary O’Brien

Chesapeake Pharmaceutical & Healthcare Packaging Address:

Units 3-4, Fairway Industrial Estate, Long Drive, Greenford, Middlesex, UB6 8PW. Tel: (0044) 2085 759 119 Fax: (0044) 2085 666 174 Email: marketing@chesapeakecorp.com Web: www.chesapeakecorp.com/pharma Contact: Sales & Commercial Director - UK & Ireland: Roy Brindle

Codico Distributors Ltd Address: Tel: Fax: Email: Web: Contact:

Cleaboy Business Park, Old Kilmeaden Road, Waterford, Co. Waterford. (051) 379 933 (051) 372 352 info@codico-distributors.com www.codico-distributors.com Managing Director: Clifford Bond

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Naas Industrial Estate, Naas, Co. Kildare. (045) 874 088 (045) 874 090 sales@complas.ie www.complas.ie

Corcoran Products Ltd Address: Tel: Fax: Email: Web: Contact:

Kingsbridge House, 17-22 Parkgate Street, Dublin 8. (01) 633 0400 (01) 679 3521 colin@corcoranproducts.com www.corcoranproducts.com Colin Acton

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Diamond Corrugated Ltd Address: Tel: Fax: Email: Web:

12-13, Pennyburn Industrial Estate, Derry, Northern Ireland, BT48 OLU. (048) 7126 2957 (048) 7126 7094 jbeckett@diamondcorr.com www.diamondcorr.com

Dollard Packaging Ltd Address: Units 6-11 Eklad Park, Malahide Road Industrial Park, Malahide Road, Dublin 17. Tel: (01) 847 0044 Fax: (01) 847 0614 Email: sales@dollard-packaging.ie Web: www.dollard-packaging.ie Contact: Sales Director: David Hilliard

Donoghue Packaging Address: Tel: Fax: Email: Web: Contact:

Donpack Business Park, Bandon, Co. Cork. (023) 884 2111 (023) 884 1211 donpack@donpack.ie www.donpack.com Managing Director: Ray Donoghue


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Enviropak Supplies Ltd

Industrial Packaging Ltd

Address: Tel: Fax: Email: Contact:

Address: Tel: Fax: Email: Web: Contact:

Killyneill, Silverstream, Co. Monaghan. (047) 82699 (047) 82396 enviropak@eircom.net Managing Director: Bernard Mulligan

Goliath Packaging Systems Ltd Address: Tel: Fax: Email: Web: Type of Business: Contact:

EuroFoil Teo Address: Tel: Fax: Email: Web:

Ballyvourney, Macroom, Co. Cork. (026) 45600 (026) 45656 ciaran.foley@eurofoil-teo.com www.eurofoil-teo.com

92 Silver Street, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary. (067) 37893 (067) 34794 info@goliath.ie www.goliath.ie Packaging equipment, materials handling and industrail washing systems Director: George O’Leary

Interpac Address: Tel: Fax: Email: Web: Contact:

F Greiner Packaging Ltd Address: Tel: Fax: Email: Web: Contact:

Fischbein Saxon Ltd Address: Tel: Fax: Email: Web: Contact:

274 Alma Road, Enfield, Middlesex, EN3 7RS. (0044) 2083 446 608 (0044) 2083 446 625 sales@fischbein-saxon.co.uk www.fischbein.com/eastern Sales & Services Manager: Barry Cox

G Gem Plastics Address: Tel: Fax: Email: Web: Contact:

Regaskin, Co. Cavan. (049) 433 1077 (049) 436 1157 jamesking@gemplastics.ie www.gemplastics.ie Sales: James King

Killyman Road Industrial Est., Dungannon, Co. Tyrone, Northern Ireland, BT71 6LN. (0044) 28 8772 3131 (0044) 28 8772 7318 office.gb@greiner-gpi.com www.greiner-gpi.com Sales Director: Alan Fealey Sales Manager: Philip Hogan

Guy & Company Distribution Ltd Address: Tel: Fax: Email: Web: Contact:

Units 4, 5 & 6, Boland Industrial Park, Mallow Road, Co. Cork. (021) 430 5844 (021) 430 5845 info@guydist.ie www.guydist.ie Managing Director: P. Whelan

Killarney Road, Bray, Co. Wicklow. (01) 286 4010 (01) 286 4015 sales@industrialpackaging.ie www.industrialpackaging.ie Sales: Mark Fleming / Rob Lee

67E Heather Road, Sandyford Industrial Estate, Dublin 18. (01) 294 0600 (01) 294 0602 info@interpac.ie www.interpac.ie Managing Director: Ian Sutton

Irish Lift Trucks Address:

Clonlara Avenue, Baldonnell Business Park, Baldonnell, Dublin 22. Tel: (01) 403 4100 Fax: (01) 403 4183 Email: info@irishlifttrucks.ie Web: www.irishlifttrucks.ie Business: Materials Handling, Equipment / Hyster, Forklifts / Lancer Sideloaders Contact: General Manager: Conal McCourt

H Heavey Technology

Irish Papers Ltd

Address: Tel: Fax: Email: Web: Contact:

Address:

Ballyowen Lane, Lucan, Co. Dublin. (01) 626 1458 086 380 4666 (01) 623 3575 mick@heaveytechnology.com www.heaveytechnology.com Sales: Paddy Burke

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Tel: Fax: Email: Web: Contact:

74 Baldoyle Industrial Estate, Dublin 13. (01) 839 3144 (01) 839 3057 info@irishpapers.com www.irishpapers.com Managing Director: Eoin McConnon


IRISH PACKAGING YEARBOOK/DIRECTORY 2011 ITW Packaging

Novostrat Ltd

Address: Tel: Fax: Email: Contact:

Address:

Unit W6, Toughers Business Park, Newbridge, Co. Kildare. (045) 440 622 (045) 440 623 kconroy@sealstrapitw.com Sales Manager: Dan Bell

L LINPAC Allibert Address:

Tel: Fax: Email: Web: Contact:

17 Ridgeway, Quinton Business Park, Birmingham, B32 1AF, UK. (0044) 1215 060 100 (0044) 1214 221 771 brendan.mcgarry@linpac.com www.linpacallibert.com Sales Manager: Brendan McGarry

Logopak International Ltd Address: George Caley Drive, Clifton Moor Industrial Estate, York, YO30 4XE. Tel: (0044) 1904 692 333 Fax: (0044) 1904 690 728 Email: salesonweb@logopak.net Web: www.logopakprintandapply.co.uk Contact: General Manager: Wilson Clark

M Measom Freer Address: Tel: Fax: Email: Web: Contact:

37-41 Chartwell Drive, Wigston, Leicestershire, LE18 2FL, UK. (0044) 1162 881 588 (0044) 1162 813 000 sales@measomfreer.co.uk www.measomfreer.co.uk Director: Mark Freer

Medical Pack Solutions Address: Tel: Fax: Email: Web: Contact:

Pinewood Lodge, 16, Tullyvarraga Hill, Shannon, Co. Clare. (061) 364 837 (061) 364 837 rolande@m-p-s.ie www.m-p-s.ie Consultant - Medical Packaging: Rolande Hall

Mergon International Address: Tel: Fax: Email: Web: Contact:

Water Street, Castlepollard, Westmeath. (044) 966 2000 (044) 966 1397 caolan.bushell@mergon.com www.mergon.com Business Development Manager: Caolan Bushell

Tel: Fax: Email: Web: Contact:

Unit T3, Annacotty Business Park, Co. Limerick. (061) 339 287 (061) 339 288 michael.hanrahan @novostrat.com www.novostrat-insulation.com Sales & Marketing Director: Michael Hanrahan

NPP Group Ltd Address:

MultiPrint Ltd T/A Multiprint Labels Address: Tel: Fax: Email: Web: Contact:

Unit 2, Swords Business Park, Seatown, Swords, Co. Dublin. (01) 813 8900 (01) 813 8950 info@multiprintlabels.com www.multiprintlabels.com Managing Director: Johnny Woods

N New Era Packaging Ltd Address: Tel: Fax: Email: Web: Contact:

Drogheda Industrial Estate, Donore Road, Drogheda, Co. Louth. (041) 987 5600 (041) 983 4481 dnevin@newera.ie www.newera.ie Sales Director: David Nevin

Neworld Associates Address: Tel: Fax: Email: Web: Contact:

9 Greenmount Ave, Harolds Cross, Dublin 12. (01) 416 5600 (01) 416 5621 pat@neworld.com www.neworld.com Managing Director: Pat Kinsley

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Tel: Fax: Email: Web: Contact:

Unit 509 Mitchelstown Road, Northwest Business Park, Ballycoolin, Dublin 15. (01) 880 9299 (01) 880 9298 sales@npp.ie www.npp.ie Sales Director: Eoin McDonagh

O Obeeco Ltd Address: Tel: Fax: Email: Web: Contact:

Annaville Avenue, Blackrock, Co. Dublin. (01) 278 2323 (01) 278 2374 sales@obeeco.ie www.obeeco.ie Managing Director: Richard Burke

Address:

Unit 2004, Orchard Avenue, City West Business Campus, Naas Road, Dublin 24. (01) 413 6200 (01) 457 0219 info@odenberg.com www.odenberg.ie

Odenberg Engineering Ltd

Tel: Fax: Email: Web:

P Parliament International Ltd Address:

Cervantes House, 5-9 Headstone Road, Harrow, Middlesex, UK HA1 1PD Tel: (0044) 208 861 3505 Fax: (0044) 208 861 2025 Email: david.munk@parliament-group.co.uk Web: www.parliament-group.co.uk Contact: Sales Director: David Munk


IRISH PACKAGING YEARBOOK/DIRECTORY 2011 PC Packaging Ltd

Quinn Packaging

Address: Tel: Fax: Email: Web: Contact:

Address: Tel: Fax: Email: Web: Contact:

Derrynane House, Eadestown, Naas, Co. Kildare. (045) 883 510 (045) 880 934 philip@pcpackaging.ie www.pcpackaging.ie Managing Director: Philip Cleary

PCS Industries Ltd Address: Tel: Fax: Email: Web: Contact:

Johnstown Business Centre, Johnstown House, Johnstown, Naas, Co. Kildare. (045) 844 224 (045) 844 051 info@pcs-industries.ie www.pcs-industries.ie Business Development Manager: Brendan Dunne

Rakeelan, Ballyconnell, Co. Cavan. (049) 952 5650 (049) 952 5651 info@quinn-packaging.com www.quinn-packaging.com Sales Manager: John Larkin

Quitmann O’Neill Packaging Ltd Address: Tel: Fax: Email: Web: Contact:

St. Brendans Road, Portumna, Co. Galway. (090) 974 1148 (090) 974 1459 sales@quitmannoneill.com www.qonpack.com General Manager: David O’Neill

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PrimePac Ltd Address: Tel: Fax: Email: Web: Contact:

2 Caulside Drive, Newpark Industrial Estate, Antrim, BT41 2DU. (048) 9442 8188 (048) 9442 8177 sales@primepacltd.com www.primepacltd.com Joint Managing Director: John McGahon

6 Willsboro, Clonshaugh Industrial Estate, Coolock, Dublin 17. (01) 848 2288 (01) 816 4730 sales@pspackaging.com www.pspackaging.com Sales Executive: Mike Hatch

Q QPM Ltd Address: Tel: Fax: Email: Web: Contact:

Unit 12, Robinhood Business Park, Robinhood Road, Dublin 22. (01) 450 2421 (01) 450 2311 enevin@qpm.ie www.qpm.ie Sales Director: Eddie Nevin

Contact:

approved packaging compliance scheme under the Waste Management Packaging Regulations 2007. CEO: Dr. Andrew Hetherington Financial Controller: Bill Collins Sales & Marketing Manager: Darrell Crowe Membership Services Manager: Declan Martin Collection Services Manager: Bill Dolan

Roma International Plc. Address: Tel: Fax: Email: Web: Contact:

Lady Lane Industrial Estate, Hadleigh, Suffolk. (0044) 1473 823 279 (0044) 1473 827 773 sales@roma.co.uk www.roma.co.uk Managing Director: Stephen Excell

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PS Packaging Systems Ltd Address: Tel: Fax: Email: Web: Contact:

Repak Ltd

SAICA Packaging Ireland

Address: Tel: Fax: Email: Web: Type of Business:

Address: Tel: Fax: Web: Contact:

Red Cow Interchange Estate, 1 Ballymount Road, Clondalkin, Dublin 22. (01) 467 0190 (01) 467 0196 info@repak.ie www.repak.ie www.recyclemore.ie Repak was established through a voluntary agreement between industry and the Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government as industry’s response to the producer responsibility obligations placed on Ireland by the EU Directive on Packaging Waste (94/62/EC). Operating on a not-for-profit basis, Repak gives producers legal compliance with their obligation to fund the recovery and recycling of their used packaging. The fees our members pay us are used to fund the recovery and recycling of the packaging on the goods or services they provide to their customers. Repak is the only government

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Ashbourne Industrial Estate, Ashbourne, Co. Meath. (01) 801 0400 (01) 835 1249 www.saica.es Sales Director, Ireland: Michael Shaw

SAICA Pack UK Ltd Address: Tel: Fax: Email: Web: Contact:

Newry Road, Warrenpoint, Newry, BT34 3LB. (0044) 28 4175 2671 (0044) 28 4175 3103 michael.shaw@saica.com www.saica.com Sales Director, Ireland: Michael Shaw

SAICA Pack UK Ltd Address: Tel: Fax: Email: Web: Contact:

16 Robert Street, Lurgan, Co. Armagh, BT66 8BE. (0044) 28 3832 4222 (0044) 28 3832 1788 alistair.pedlow@saica.com www.saica.com Plant Manager: Alistair Pedlow


IRISH PACKAGING YEARBOOK/DIRECTORY 2011 Smurfit Kappa Packaging Solutions Belfast Smurfit Kappa Ireland SCA Foam Products Address: Tel: Fax: Email: Web: Contact:

Hollymount Industrial Estate, Hollyhill, Co. Cork. (021) 439 2622 (021) 439 3515 foam.products@sca.com www.scafoamproducts.com Account Manager: Eileen Cowan

Address: Tel: Fax: Email: Web: Contact:

Ballymount Road, Walkinstown, Dublin 12. (01) 409 0000 (01) 456 4509 info@smurfitkappa.ie www.smurfitkappa.ie www.skdirect.ie www.skpackaging.ie www.smurfitkappadisplay.com Operations Services Manager: Mark Munnelly

Address: Tel: Fax: Email: Web: Contact:

Smurfit Kappa Display Address:

SCHÜTZ (Ireland) Ltd IBC and PE Drum Manufacturers Address: Townamore, Killala, Co. Mayo. Tel: (096) 33044 Fax: (096) 33045 Email: info1ireland@schuetz.net Web: www.schuetz.net Contact: General Manager: John Forkin

Security Pak Systems Address: Tel: Fax: Email: Web: Contact:

5 Portside Business Centre, East Wall Road, Dublin 3. (01) 855 2377 (01) 836 5391 john@securitypak.ie www.securitypak.ie Sales Manager: John Martin

SF Engineering Address: Tel: Fax: Email: Web: Contact:

Grange, Co. Sligo. (071) 9163334 (071) 9163553 info@sfengineering.ie www.sfengineering.ie Managing Director: Seamus Farrell

Sidaplax Plastic Suppliers Inc. Address: Tel: Fax: Email: Web: Contact:

Unit 7, Harrowden Road, Brackmills Industrial Estate, Northampton, NN4 7EB. (0044) 1604 766 699 (0044) 1604 766 768 barnard@sidaplax.co.uk www.earthfirstpla.com General Manager: Colin Barnard

Smurfit Kappa Connaught Packaging Address: Tel: Fax: Email: Web: Contact:

Unit 6, Merlin Park Industrial Estate, Co. Galway. (091) 755 032 (091) 755 036 simon.slattery @smurfitkappa.ie www.skpackaging.ie Plant Manager: Winston Depinna

Smurfit Kappa Cork Address: Pouladuff Road, Togher, Co. Cork. Tel: (021) 496 2033 Fax: (021) 496 2051 Email: tim.odonoghue @smurfitkappa.ie Web: www.smurfitkappa.ie Contact: Sales Manager: Tim O’Donoghue

Smurfit Kappa Dublin Address: Tel: Fax: Email: Web: Contact:

Ballymount Road, Walkinstown, Dublin 12. (01) 409 0000 (01) 450 6764 joe.rooney@smurfitkappa.ie www.smurfitkappa.ie Sales Manager: Joe Rooney

Smurfit Kappa Lurgan Address: Tel: Fax: Email: Web: Contact:

35 Annesborough Road, Craigavon, Co. Armagh, BT67 9JB. (028) 3832 3611 (028) 3832 4422 rory.omahony@smurfitkappa.ie www.smurfitkappa.ie Sales Manager: Rory O’Mahony

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2-3 Grange Park, Trench Road, Mallusk, Newtownabbey, BT36 4LA. (028) 9080 1180 (028) 9080 1181 philip.law@smurfitkappa.ie www.skpackaging.ie Plant Manager: Philip Law

Tel: Email: Web: Contact:

Unit 17, Whitestown Industrial Estate, Dublin 24. (01) 452 4333 jonathan.arthur@smurfitkappa.ie www.smurfitkappadisplay.com Plant Manager: Jonathan Arthur

Smurfit Kappa Packaging Solutions Address: Tel: Fax: Address: Tel: Fax: Email: Web: Contact:

Ballymount Road, Walkinstown, Dublin 12. (01) 429 1700 (01) 460 7270 South Quay, Arklow, Co. Wicklow. (0402) 320 11 (0402) 392 98 alan.moody@smurfitkappa.ie www.skpackaging.ie Plant Manager: Alan Moody

SteriPack Address: Tel: Fax: Email: Web: Type of Business:

Kilbeggan Road, Clara, Co. Offaly. (057) 933 1888 (057) 933 1887 info@steripackgroup.com www.steripackgroup.com SteriPack operates to ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 13485:2003 accredited standards providing cleanroom Flexible Packaging Solutions, Package Testing Servicesand Contract Manufacturing Solutions. SteriPack’s manufacturing facilities are located in Ireland, Poland & Malaysia while it’s sales offices are strategically located in the USA, France, UK, Tunisia, India, China, Germany, Netherlands, Spain and Italy.


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Thorn Environmental Ltd Address: 104 Patrick Street, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin. Tel: (01) 280 8612 Fax: (01) 280 4830 Email: info@thorn.ie Web: www.thorn.ie www.earth2earth.com Contact: Adam Thorn

Toyota Material Handling Ireland Address: Killeen Road, Dublin 12. Tel: (01) 419 0200 Fax: (01) 419 0325 Email: materialhandling@toyota.ie Web: www.toyota-forklifts.ie

Bags.ie T/A T.S. O’Connor & Son Ltd Address: Unit C, 67 Heather Road, Sandyford Industrial Estate, Dublin 18. Tel: (01) 295 5696 Fax: (01) 295 5741 Email: info@bags.ie Web: www.bags.ie Contact: Managing Director: James O’Connor Sales Manager: Andrew Haughton

V Versatile Packaging Ltd Address: Tel: Fax: Email: Web: Contact:

Silverstream Business Park, Silverstream, Co. Monaghan (047) 851 77 (047) 851 99 info@versatilepackaging.ie www.versatilepackaging.ie Managing Director: Richard Mulligan

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U UniBoard Ltd Address: Tel: Fax: Email: Web: Contact:

Unit L15-20, Greenogue Business Park, Rathcoole, Co. Dublin. (01) 401 0008 (01) 401 0009 sales@uniboard.ie www.uniboard.ie Managing Director: Myles Fitzpatrick

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Wormser Corporation The Total Beauty Source Address: UK Sales Office Wormser UK Ltd, Globe House, Globe Park, Moss Bridge Road, Rochdale, Lancs OL16 5EB. Tel: (0044) 1706 714 527 Ext. 166 Fax: (0044) 1706 714 564 Email: salesuk@wormsercorp.com Web: www.wormsercorp.com Contact: Sales Manager: Gillian Maybank


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