VOLPAK: fast moving for the consumer goods market
After a successful 2017 with a 30% revenue growth, 2018 started with an order book that keeps expanding. VOLPAK, one of Coesia’s companies, is the pioneer and the leading brand in the design and manufacturing of HFFS machines for Flat and Stand Up flexible pouches, says goodbye to 2017 with satisfaction and gets ready to address the challenges of the new year with renewed optimism. On the horizon are the introduction of an innovative high-speed pouching machine, a renewed “industry 4.0 ready” SI-series and many other events.
New solutions tailored to the market’s needs
VOLPAK starts 2018 as the market leader in the HFFS pouching industry, a position it established and maintained thanks to a constant investment in technology. The “pouching partner” of reference, Volpak is constantly investing in innovation and new technology, to develop machines tailored to the clients’ needs and that anticipate the trends an increasingly faster moving consumer goods market. The company began the development of an innovative high-speed horizontal pouching machine, the ultimate breakthrough - to be launched at mid-year - that aims to become the highlight of the pouching technology made in Barcelona. The new machine will be at top of the line for performance, cost of production and efficiency, representing the ideal solution for companies with substantial needs in terms of high volumes without having to compromise on pouch quality.
The success of the current portfolio
The SI-440 keeps raising considerable interest; previewed in 2017 Interpack and currently VOLPAK’s flagship pouching machine among its wide intermittent HFFS machine portfolio, this machine is able to run a wide range of pouch sizes, with high production rates and offering a high level of factory connectivity. The innovative features that have contributed to its success will be rolled out to the SI series through 2018, making it “Industry 4.0 ready”. This technological evolution does not affect machine robustness and flexibility, which have made the SI series one of the most appreciated lines on the market. There are also big news on the ENFLEX brand, the machines for stand up pouch and flat sachets are undergoing a restyling process, to continue improving their performance, and ergonomics. As with the SI line, the characteristics that have helped ENFLEX machines become bestsellers will stay the same, especially in terms of simplicity, quality and reliability.
An open door company
2018 will also be full of events: VOLPAK will be present at the Barcelona Hispack Trade Fair (May 8th-11th), at the Chicago Pack Expo (October, 14th-17th) and at the Paris All4Pack (November, 26th-29th). However, this is not all, in 2018, the company will organize many other events, such as the “Global Sales Meeting” in March, which will reunite the company’s entire sales force, the June “Family Day”, an open house event for the employee’s relatives and, more importantly the “Innovation Days”. During this event, which will take place between the end of June and the beginning of July, the company is going to invite its clients to its Barcelona headquarters to present the innovations and new machine releases under development. The guests will be able to experience first-hand all of the technology developed by VOLPAK’s designers and engineers, while at the same time getting to know the work methods employed by the Spanish company.
VOLPAK: Facts and figures
VOLPAK, a Company of the Coesia Group, is built on robust technological foundations, specialized in horizontal form-fill-seal solutions for the pouch-type packaging industry. Founded in 1979, Volpak was acquired by the Coesia group in 1996, subsequently benefiting from its expertise and solidity of what is now one of the biggest and most important packaging groups in the world. In 2001, VOLPAK acquired ENFLEX, a company specialized in the design and sale of robust medium-speed horizontal pouching machines, further expanding its portfolio of solutions. Today, VOLPAK and its ENFLEX brand offer the market a wide range of automatic pouching machines operating at low, medium or high speed, able to form and fill pouches of various types and sizes. The company can count on the expertise of a staff of 300, based mainly in the Barcelona headquarters, a plant of 12,000 square meters where products are designed, manufactured and marketed. The company also has a second production site in Pune, India, and a sales network covering the globe, present in over 34 countries.