March - April 2020
When the first lockdowns started all over Europe the need for handgel bottles was immense and almost all European manufacturers were fully booked. Handgel producers were struggling to find suitable packaging.
I was asked by a Scandinavian company to find them 300 and 500 ml PET bottles. Leadtimes of major producers at that time were 6 to 9 months.
I used all my knowledge and contacts and quickly was able to find a top European producer which had capacity left. A first order of 50.000 was deliverd within 1 week. 3 months later we had delivered a total of 2,5 million bottles to this customer.
This way we were able to contribute to the protection of many people in this Covid 19 pandemic.
SOURCING AND DEVELOPING GLASS JARS IN EUROPE
At the request of an American customer who now buys all his glass jars in China we sourced for him a quality European glass producer to develop 4 sizes of jars. This to have more capacity, less import taxes in the US and more consistent quality. We are developing moulds, special shipping cartons and also special decoration for these jars.
UPDATE 26-01-2021: The first sampels of the 100 ml jar are just approved. Industrial moulds are now being build.
UPDATE 10-05-2021: The first 500.000 jars are produced
NEGOTIATED THE SALE OF A PACKAGING DISTRIBUTOR
As part of my consultancy and advisory services in the field of packaging, I also advise company owners of small and medium sized companies (SME) when they are considering selling their company.
Beginning of February I successfully closed the deal on the sale of the trade fund of the Belgian packaging distributor VD-Pack – old Verreries Dumont based in Seraing Belgium to another Belgian packaging distributor Pontos from Diepenbeek Belgium.
At the request of the owner of VD Pack I started the market analysis in October last year.
My knowledge of the major players and my contacts helped me quickly identifying the most suitable companies to talk with.
In full lockdown period I was asked by a large European player in the field of hairdressers accessories to help them source hairdressers capes which they were usually supplying from China. The supply chain from China was down due to Corona and I found them a European top quality alternative at the Asian price levels they were willing to pay and with delivery times from 1 to 2 weeks after an order; Thet received sampels and orderd the first 10.000 units which were deliverd within 2 weeks. The company is now looking, with my help, into the possibilities to shift more orders from their current Chinese suppliers to European suppliers. They offer short delivery times, top quality products at competive prices and it helps the European distributor to become more sustainable.
SIRO CAPS -
We can offer 38/400 and 45/400 tinplate caps with a number of standard liners: EPE, Pressure Senstive and IHS - Industion Heat Sealing
Caps can be digitally printed