Zeus launches £200,000 Packaging Experience Centre

Zeus, the global packaging solutions company, has officially opened its Packaging Experience Centre, following an investment of £200,000 (€239,847). This 1000 sq ft state-of-the-art facility, located at its Head Office in Biggleswade, is the next step in Zeus’s strategic growth plans, following the company’s recent acquisitions in the UK and Ireland.

Speaking at the official opening, Zeus chief executive Keith Ockenden said: “The opening of this facility marks an exciting new phase for Zeus as a group. Now more than ever, companies need partners that understand their business and deliver solutions that will reduce inefficiencies and save them time and money. Bringing together our packaging technologists and marketing, sales and design teams, our Packaging Experience Centre is a creative space where our customers can discover the latest innovations in the packaging sector and receive impartial advice on best practice, new and improved materials, and the latest sustainable options.

“Utilising a continuous improvement approach and carrying out an end-to-end review of packing needs and existing business processes, we partner with our customers to rethink and optimise their approach to packaging, reducing waste and improving the end-user’s overall brand experience.”

As well as a packaging audit driven by six sigma and lean management, key services offered at the Packaging Experience Centre include on-the-spot CAD designs, creation of tailor-made samples and the delivery of training by in-house experts.

Customers of Zeus range across sectors and include Harrods, Musgrave and McDonalds. Established by Brian O’Sullivan in 1998, Zeus has an annualised turnover of €370 million and employs over 650 people worldwide. Mr O’Sullivan was recently announced as the winner of EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2021.

Speaking at the official launch of the Packaging Experience Centre, Mr O’Sullivan commented: “I am delighted to officially open the Packaging Experience Centre. This latest investment will further enhance our in-house capabilities, putting us at the forefront of the packaging industry.

“Our specialist teams will work collaboratively with our customers, delivering complete packaging solutions that both reflect our customers’ brand values and support them in reaching their business objectives.”