KM and Ispak strengthen strategic alliance

KM Packaging Services Ltd
Wednesday, 31 July, 2013

KM Packaging Services and Ispak will bring their respective strengths to an expanded strategic alliance that could bring some interesting new developments to the confectionery packaging market.

The alliance will allow the companies to further develop the supply of confectionery and dairy aluminium foil-based flexible packaging to the UK, US and Australian markets.

“The international confectionery market is always looking for a point of difference, a new texture or finish that will stand out on the shelf. Food manufacturers also demand rapid turnaround and, of course, top quality print and reliable production and delivery,” said KM Packaging Commercial Director Graham Holding.

“By combining the strengths of Ispak - with whom we have partnered for some time - and KM Packaging we can easily meet the demands of key players in the UK and international markets, helping to fill the gap that has been created by the closure of other European manufacturers.

“It’s not so much that there’s a ‘new kid on the block’ as our combined experience in these markets adds up to several decades. KM already serves customers - from small food companies to major corporates - across the UK and Europe and as far afield as Canada, North and South America, Australia and New Zealand. We’re just delighted that strengthening the relationship with Ispak will enhance our offering and output and enable us to effectively service an even wider market.”

Ispak, part of international manufacturing group Kibar Holding, brings extensive foil-based flexible packaging manufacturing experience to the alliance. Ispak is a sister company to Assan Aluminium, which produces rolled aluminium foil at a shared manufacturing site in Istanbul. The company’s product range includes rotogravure printed unsupported foils, extrusions and laminates and heat-seal coated foils and benefits from the vertical integration of the Assan and Ispak companies on foil supply.

KM Packaging has recently launched a number of innovative solutions for lidding and luxury confectionery, and has recently expanded its commercial team. The company brings experience in supply chain management and local technical expertise to the partnership.

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