Global supplier of secondary packaging Essentra has announced completion of a recent investment in its Leeuwarden site based in the Netherlands.
These investments help expand the site’s capability to deliver a more comprehensive product portfolio and offer a better level of service to its customers.
The Leeuwarden site has built a strong reputation as a manufacturer of a comprehensive range of folding cartons for some of the world’s largest companies, supplying customised packaging solutions with a variety of specialist features and finishes.
With onsite experts specialising in unique print and design capabilities, the Dutch facility is able to provide a brand-enhancing packaging offering to customers through its full reprographic creative design service. Essentra’s Design Hub also supports the site’s innovative offerings, enabling the adaption of packaging to incorporate unique features, such as window patching, embossing, and debossing, as well as providing premium printing capabilities.
Essentra’s Leeuwarden site has effective quality management approach (QMA) and good manufacturing practice (GMP) systems in place, such as ISO9001, British Retail Consortium (BRC) / Institute of Packaging (IoP), ISO 5001, and Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) approval. By having the appropriate regulatory accreditations in place, the operation is able to service a wide array of industries, such as food and beverage, health, personal care, and pharmaceutical.
Recent investment in equipment at the site has further improved efficiency and product turn around. The site offers lead times as short as 48 hours from order to standard commercialised products and collaborates closely with customers.
For Essentra, understanding customers’ needs is crucial, allowing the company to efficiently and effectively deliver both standard and custom product offerings to meet the specific requirements of every customer.
General Manager of the Leeuwarden site Ken Haan said: "Following significant investment and the integration of Essentra’s Denekamp site, Leeuwarden has been able to significantly enhance not only its onsite capability but its excellent customer support, quality and delivery.
"We have always prided ourselves on our exceptional offering, and the investment in to the Leeuwarden site presents exciting opportunities to expand our ability to collaborate with existing and new customers alike."