As Europe’s leading independent folding carton packaging print company, Belgium-based Van Genechten Packaging is committed to innovation, cooperation and teamwork. When teams from the two companies met in Duesseldorf in May last year, they began a journey which, almost one year and more than 1,000 color matchings later, culminated in Flint Group replacing Van Genechten Packaging’s previous supplier as its leading provider of inks and service solutions.
“Van Genechten Packaging partners some of the world’s major brands” said Romain Boulot, VP sales sheetfed packaging, “and working together with such a leading converter represents a very important milestone in our sheetfed packaging strategy. The key to success in this project was the close cooperation, at both central and regional level of our dedicated sheetfed packaging organization.
“Van Genechten Packaging needs continuity of product across all sites; they run low migration inks on all jobs, both food and non-food packaging, and we agreed very tight tolerances on their matchings, based on digital L.A.B. values,” added Boulot. “So we knew that our Novasens P660 Premium low migration system was the best product to suit their needs. Matching such a large number of spot colours, for a wide geographical area, took quite some managing, but our digital color management solution helped keep the process flowing and we were able to achieve the deadlines expected of us. Then we were asked to implement the new products at the same time across the sites, so we needed careful coordination with our respective local teams, and a central technical group at Van Genechten Packaging.”
“Flint Group was able to offer a high performing low migration system that we believe answers the needs of the most demanding of brand owners, and during this whole project they also demonstrated robust central and regional service capabilities in terms of supply chain and technical excellence,” Enrico Boening, group purchasing director at Van Genechten Packaging, concluded.