ITW Global Packaging Solutions will highlight its entire platform of production, packaging and warehouse solutions at drinktec 2013 in Hall A5, stand 314. The move is part of ITW’s well documented global enterprise strategy, designed to establish platforms of excellence in targeted market segments. “Our goal is to be even more relevant to our customer base by offering a broader range of differentiated solutions,” says Steve Henn, Group President of ITW Global Packaging Solutions. “Our shared exhibit at drinktec is the implementation of this platform strategy.”
The ITW Global Packaging Solutions group is comprised of some of the world’s best known suppliers of production equipment, packaging materials, systems integration and warehouse automation. In recent years, the group has acquired companies in Spain, Germany, Brazil and the United States in an effort to establish a globally integrated sales and support structure for its key clients.
Though ITW companies have attended drinktec in the past, this is first time that ITW will physically locate its major suppliers to the beverage industry in one booth. “For Drinktec, we’ve created an area that we believe will highlight our differentiated value proposition and will offer a unique experience for FMCG companies looking for innovative supply chain solutions, from packaging line design all the way to warehouse automation, says Scott Smith, Vice President of Marketing & Business Development for Hartness.
The ITW exhibit will feature a number of working demonstrations, including ITW Warehouse Automation’s Storfast cart-based AS/RS system, a pouch packer from the Meurer Gruppe of Germany (the group’s most recent acquisition), as well as a functioning “DYNAC-centric” line design loop from Hartness. Hi-Cone will debut its newest, environmentally- friendly multi-packs, and ITW stretch film expertise will be evident in the Mima and Haloila areas of stand 314.
ITW (NYSE: ITW) is a Fortune 200 supplier of solutions for a number of industrial market segments, including consumer packaging, automotive and construction to name a few. With operations in 58 countries, ITW employs approximately 60,000 men and women around the globe. The company has a broad innovation portfolio consisting of over 12,000 patents.
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