Customer solutions center for vertical packaging opened in the Netherlands during interpack 2017
Food and non-food producers benefit from expert consultation with on-site working examples
Complete system solutions running live demonstrations
Expert on-site consultations and packaging workshops
New microsite to help find an optimal system solution for individual needs
Bosch Packaging Technology has opened its new customer solutions center for Weert, the Netherlands, during interpack 2017 to help food and non-food producers maximize the value of their operations when selecting a complete vertical system solution for their packaging operation. At the center, Bosch displays a selection of systems for the confectionery, chocolate, nuts, snacks and powder industries, while the company’s experts are also available for on-site consultation. The new interactive microsite www.solutions4value.com allows users to explore Bosch’s systems capabilities and book a visit to the customer solutions center at their convenience.
“The opening of the center at our Weert site marks a new era in customer relations and service for Bosch”, says Leon van de Wiel, general manager at Bosch Packaging Technology. “Well known for our bespoke vertical packaging equipment that is used in the most challenging applications, we are now applying decades of experience and expertise to developing standardized, almost “off-the-shelf” system solutions for value. We are linking Bosch’s proven standard modules into complete solutions for specific industries such as confectionery, bakery, snacks and powders, and various requirements from high-hygiene to entry-level automation. The ultimate benefit of a single point of contact for the entire system makes this approach ideal for producers of all sizes”.
Confectionery and nuts
The new customer solutions center displays three standardized system solutions for nuts and confectionery manufacturers, depending on their key production and marketing objectives. For producers looking for shelf differentiation and convenience at the point-of-sale, the system solution with stand-up bag styles in shelf-ready cases is showcased. For those looking for maximum bag and case style flexibility to address ever-changing consumer tastes, there is the flexible system solution offering nine bag styles in various cases. If speed is required, then the efficient system solution equipped by the vision-guided robot is able to pack up to 500 pillow bags per minute.
For manufacturers of various powder products, such as baking, infant milk, flour, soya, maizena and non-food powders, there is a choice between the entry-level system solution and a high-hygiene option. Thus, Bosch delivers solution for customers taking the first steps in automation or striving to meet demanding food safety standards.
In the customer solutions center, Bosch has also combined its own wide portfolio for snacks with offerings from Kliklok-Woodman, acquired by the company in 2015. On display is Woodman’s legendary reliability system solution, which is specifically configured for the efficient packing of salted snacks, such as potato chips and tortillas, while crackers and cookies producers can benefit from Kliklok’s protective system solution for snacks that require gentler handling.
To learn more and explore Bosch system solutions, and to try our unique “find a match” feature, visit www.solutions4value.com.
Bosch Packaging Technology
Based in Waiblingen near Stuttgart, Germany, and employing 6,300 associates, the Bosch Packaging Technology division is one of the leading suppliers of process and packaging technology. At over 30 locations in more than 15 countries worldwide, a highly-qualified workforce develops and produces complete solutions for the pharmaceuticals, food, and confectionery industries. These solutions are complemented by a comprehensive after-sales service portfolio. A global service and sales network provides customers with local points of contact. More information is available online at www.boschpackaging.com
The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 390,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2016). The company generated sales of 73.1 billion euros in 2016. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. As a leading IoT company, Bosch offers innovative solutions for smart homes, smart cities, connected mobility, and connected manufacturing. It uses its expertise in sensor technology, software, and services, as well as its own IoT cloud, to offer its customers connected, cross-domain solutions from a single source. The Bosch Group's strategic objective is to deliver innovations for a connected life. Bosch improves quality of life worldwide with products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm. In short, Bosch creates technology that is "Invented for life." The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 440 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 60 countries. Including sales and service partners, Bosch's global manufacturing and sales network covers nearly every country in the world. The basis for the company's future growth is its innovative strength. At 120 locations across the globe, Bosch employs some 59,000 associates in research and development.
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