DUBLIN, Ireland, Oct. 3, 2019 (Press Release) -Smurfit Kappa Bag-in-Box, the global expert in comprehensive Bag-in-Box and PouchUp packaging solutions, has installed a new triple head automatic filling line for bulk wine supply chain specialist SkanVin in Denmark.
Smurfit Kappa and SkanVin have been in partnership since SkanVin entered the Bag-inBox market with the packaging leader providing boxes, Bag-in-Box solutions and taps.
The installation of the new triple head filling line follows on from SkanVin securing a deal with Treasury Wine Estates, one of the world’s biggest wine companies. As SkanVin has responsibility for filling the Bag-in-Box solutions for the Scandinavian and selected European markets, it required an efficient and reliable machine with high speed filling capability.
The industry-leading triple head filling machine fills 45 3-litre Bag-in-Box containers per minute. It has also been designed to minimise oxygen being picked up during the filling process, guaranteeing an excellent shelf life for the wine.
Smurfit Kappa has provided a state-of-the-art Bag-in-Box filling line for Skanvin which includes a wrap-around box erector machine which runs at a speed of 47 beats per minute, three head fillers, a box closer and a Vitop handles insertor.
Speaking about the collaboration, Thierry Minaud, CEO of the Smurfit Kappa Bag-in-Box division said: “It was a pleasure collaborating with Skanvin to provide a solution that meets its high quality standard and strengthens its capabilities.
” Smurfit Kappa Bag-in-Box works to minimise its impact on the environment throughout all aspects of its operations.
About Smurfit Kappa
Smurfit Kappa, a FTSE 100 company, is one of the leading providers of paper-based packaging solutions in the world, with approximately 46,000 employees in over 350 production sites across 35 countries and with revenue of €8.9 billion in 2018. We are located in 23 countries in Europe, and 12 in the Americas. We are the only large-scale pan-regional player in Latin America.
With our proactive team we relentlessly use our extensive experience and expertise, supported by our scale, to open up opportunities for our customers. We collaborate with forward-thinking customers by sharing superior product knowledge, market understanding and insights in packaging trends to ensure business success in their markets. We have an unrivalled portfolio of paper-packaging solutions, which is constantly updated with our market-leading innovations. This is enhanced through the benefits of our integration, with optimal paper design, logistics, timeliness of service, and our packaging plants sourcing most of their raw materials from our own paper mills. Our products, which are 100% renewable and produced sustainably, improve the environmental footprint of our customers.
About Smurfit Kappa Bag-in-Box
Smurfit Kappa Bag-in-Box provides flexible packaging solutions for liquid and semi-liquid products in the agricultural, food and industrial sectors, meeting cost constraints and the new environmental regulations. With its eight factories throughout the world, Smurfit Kappa Bag-inBox is the European leader for Bag-in-Box solutions and its Vitop tap is number one worldwide for wine taps