Mpac Langen attending ProPak Asia 2019 to showcase automated packaging solutions set to drive business growth across APAC
Mpac Langen, industry leaders in packaging machinery and automation solutions, will be exhibiting in ProPak Asia 2019 to showcase its solutions suited for the APAC stick pack and sachet market. This is part of its plan to implement automation as a catalyst for growth in the region. ProPak Asia 2019 is Mpac’s first event in the region since its £15million acquisition of UK automation innovationspecialists, Lambert Automation, in May 2019.
ProPak Asia will take place on 12-15 June 2019 in Bangkok. The event, which Mpac has attended for over half a decade, is APAC’s largest packaging trade show. It will be attended by nearly 50,000 professionals and key decision makers from the food and beverage, pharmaceutical and healthcare industries. The event is a key strategic opportunity for Mpac to showcase its packaging machinery and automation solutions with wide applications across the region’s markets.
Automation key in APAC
APAC is home to the world’s most prolific coffee producing countries, it boasts the largest market for stick pack manufacturing and packaging solutions as well. As a result, there is a growing market for packaging companies that require automated stick packing and secondary packaging solutions to drive business growth.
Avinash Ranalkar, Regional Director for Asia Pacific (APAC), explains: “The transition to automated packaging lines is going to be the key to success for many businesses across APAC. Mpac’s solutions allow businesses to overcome challenges such as knowledge retention, HR complexity and recruitment that they face during scale up by automating their packaging lines.”
Stick pack solutions for APAC
At the event Mpac will be providing live demonstrations of its AIR manual load cartoner. The Mpac Langen AIR is a continuous motion manual infeed cartoner capable of running between 70-90 cartons per minute. Attendees will be able to see the machine in action and put a pack of post it notes through the cartoner which they can take home as a souvenir.
The AIR is also available as part of Mpac’s new rental program. This will allow packagers throughout APAC to utilise the productivity benefits of implementing industry leading secondary packaging solutions without having the risk of initial capital outlay.
Ranalkar explains: “When at the stand, visitors will also be able to learn more about Mpac’s stick in bag solutions. These include its unique FLEXCOUNT technology that provides packagers with a flexible secondary packaging solution for their stick pack products.”
FLEXCOUNT works in partnership with bagging technology from UVA packaging. Nick Adams, Sales Manager, VDL PMB-UVA explains: “We are proud to be in strategic partnership with Mpac Langen which provides industry leading packaging machinery and automation solutions. FLEXCOUNT really offers the market the unique ability to have full control of the quantity of stick packs counted and packaged into bags that isn’t possible with other solutions.”
Professionals from UVA packaging will be joining Mpac at Booth AS31 in hall 99, where they will be displaying a scale model of the UVA bagger. They will also have examples of products that have been through the full process.
First show in APAC since the Lambert Automation acquisition.
This will be the first show that Mpac has exhibited at in APAC since the recent acquisition of Lambert automation in May 2019. The acquisition of the English company is part of Mpac’s drive to become the industry leaders in full line automated packaging solutions.
Ranalkar explains: “We already know that automation is going to be the key to growth across APAC over the coming years. The acquisition of companies like Lambert will allow Mpac to accelerate its progress towards being global leaders in the provision of automated packaging solutions to APAC.”