SOLIDUS Solutions has confirmed the opening of its second Experience Center at its converting location in Hoogstraten, Belgium.
The company now uses the multipurpose space as a knowledge center for packaging design, new applications, pre-print sampling, industry trials and research and development.
The new Experience Center hosts a range of specialised equipment to support customers throughout their end-to-end creation process, removing the need to engage third parties, and taking customers on the journey through ideation to development and sample testing. Whether using solidboard to create punnets which reduce plastic use, or creating specialised plant packaging, Solidus offers a huge range of options across consumer and industrial fields.
Dieter Bergner, CEO, said, “The Solidus Experience Center is an ideal environment for us to work with customers to develop new solid board packaging in real time. Having already created over 700 samples for 37 customers this year, mostly for our food and drink and flowers sectors, Solidus is excited to be even closer to its customers. The Experience Centers facilitate collaborative work, as we develop products and find solutions hand in hand with our customers every step of the way. It also showcases our most recent innovations to inspire customers on sustainable packaging solutions.”
In the Experience Center, the Solidus team of experts develop prototype designs which are rigorously tested to ensure that the required performance standards for printing, logistical performance and food safety are met for certification. The customised packaging solutions are then put into production so that the process can live all under one roof, making it easier and quicker for customers.
The opening of the Solidus Experience Center in Belgium brings with it an expansion of its’ network of Experience Centers. The company is also preparing a third Experience Center at one of its locations in the UK, which is expected to be operational by the end of 2022.