kp i.centre launch event for high-calibre facility

Global leader in the rigid, thermoform and flexible films market, Klöckner Pentaplast, unveiled its kp in Sant Cugat, near Barcelona, earlier this month.

The opening of the kp facility for innovation, which includes a customer inspiration area, laboratory and demonstration area, was attended by packaging, manufacturing and retail industry leaders from around the globe.

kp CEO Wayne Hewett opened the proceedings, welcoming a number of high-profile speakers to the stage including Dr Mark Caul of Tesco, Edward Bergen of Mintel and José Roldán García of Nielson.

“Our kp i.centre opened in the true spirit for which it was designed: collaboration,” said kp global marketing and innovation director, Helene Roberts.

“With this facility, we can certainly deliver the wow factor with areas such as our Fresca supermarket, but it’s equally important that visitors were able to view the calibre of the machines in our demo area and equipment in our laboratory. It’s of particular interest to them that we are capable of offering a testing environment of the highest quality.”

The dedicated demo area features an Ulma thermosealer for MAP and vacuum skin packaging, a Multivac Map and an Erca dairy line. The high-tech machinery will allow kp customers to test and assess designs in real-time and in line with industry leading standards.

“We’re confident attendees were impressed with the kp i.centre’s ability to help them bring products to market quicker and more effectively. We look forward to welcoming both existing and new clients to Sant Cugat in the near future,” added Roberts.