Converting capacity into AirPouch growth

Converting capacity into AirPouch growth

Automated Packaging Systems is increasing conversion capacity by a third to meet growing demand throughout Europe for AirPouch® pillows, underlining the success of its new EX Premium light gauge pillows.
 
With growth in sales expected to exceed 40% this year, managing director Peter Wylie has confirmed further investment is set to follow as the UK-based European operation moves to capitalise on AirPouch’s reputation for efficiency, reliability and value.

 “There is clear demand for lower gauge films, but not at the expense of quality.  Our latest EX Premium films have given existing and new AirPouch users the option to reduce transit weight, cost and environmental impact without compromising performance. There’s no doubt all three have been significant factors behind the increase in volume orders.”

The business has been quick to underline the relationship between its bag and pillow performance and the superb reliability record of its bagging and air pillow filling systems; so much so that all extrusion, conversion and bag and pillow printing is done in-house.  Less well known is the fact that Automated Packaging Systems designs and builds its own conversion systems too, retaining the engineering excellence in-house in the United States.