GEA will launch in November its new vertical SmartPacker CX400 D-Zip for pre-packaged food products for retail and foodservice. It combines fast, high-quality operation with maximum flexibility and uptime. Apart from producing premium quality D-ZIP bags, this easy-to-use machine can produce more than 10 different bag styles for a wide variety of applications such as candy, nuts, frozen fruits and grated cheese. The new machine integrates a newly developed corner seal unit, designed to reduce complexity and improve quality, flexibility and serviceability, thereby meeting the demands of today’s processors.
The Massman Companies, a leading group of packaging equipment manufacturing companies, will be exhibiting and demonstrating the capabilities of a number of its machines and systems at Pack Expo Connects 2020, the virtual trade show. Viewers can access the virtual Massman exhibits by visiting www.pe.show/197.
BluePrint Automation (BPA) has hired Rosalbina Treviño as Sales Manager for Mexico. BPA designs, develops, and manufactures packaging solutions for flexible and other tough-to-handle packages. Areas of expertise include: vision guided robotics, case and tray packing, and turnkey packaging systems.
GEA has recently opened the doors to its new GEA Pet Food Experience Center (PEX) in Galliera Veneta, Italy. The role of the new center is to drive innovation in cooperation with customers and industry partners and to function as a locus for sharing latest know-how, where partners can anticipate a high level of technological development support.
Harpak-ULMA announced the launch of its PaperSeal packaging technology as part of the company’s initiative to fundamentally rethink packaging systems to promote green packaging alternatives across the food industry.
The Massman Companies, a leading group of packaging equipment manufacturing companies, is pleased to announce the promotion of Russell Schlager to Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Liquid Filling Systems. Schlager has been active with the Massman Companies’ Ideal-Pak business unit for more than seven years as Director of Sales and Marketing. He also recently served as the Director of Sales for Massman’s PASE Group business unit.
EDL Packaging announces David O’Keefe has been named Director of Sales at its Green Bay, Wisconsin location. In his new role, David will be responsible for leading the EDL sales team, and managing key EDL Packaging client relationships. With Massman complementary product lines, EDL also anticipates David positioning the company for continued growth by providing broader and more complete solutions to its customers.
Exhibit sales are open for the return of ProFood Tech (April 13-15, 2021; McCormick Place, Chicago). Following one of the most influential events for food and beverage companies in 2019, ProFood Tech 2021 is set to attract an increasing number of executive-level decision makers with significant influence and purchasing power.