• Case histories

    Using a number of practical examples in the form of case histories, you can see below what we mean by conceiving, developing, and packaging food concepts for retailers. Often, it is a complete food concept, created from start to finish, recognisable from the icon above with the small bulb inside. Alternatively, it could be a custom-made packaging assignment, recognisable from the above icon in the centre. Occasionally, it involves supplying products that are more or less ready to go when they come to us; this is recognisable from the EDI icon, top right.

  • Range

    We have conceived, developed, and packaged a great many fresh food concepts. Take a look at our extensive range below. It varies from fresh finger food, sauces, superfoods, sea vegetables, and other flavours for fish, salad, or meat.
  • Conceiving & developing

    Using a number of practical examples in the form of case histories, you can see what we mean by conceiving and developing food concepts for retailers. Our food concept ‘products’ are produced in bulk elsewhere for strategic reasons on the basis of the specifications we have developed. This allows us to create independence and flexibility. It enables us to package a wide and varied range of refrigerated products at our modern BRC-certified packaging lines. Below are a number of examples of a food concept from beginning to end.
  • Packaging of food products

    We have various packaging lines in our BRC-certified and refrigerated production area, and we offer a wide range of packaging solutions for the food sector. This includes different types of cups, trays, sachets, and bags, which we can print on, band, or label. Because a flexible production process gives added value for our customers, our machines can quickly be converted for new types of packaging. The products in the packages can also be vacuum-packed and then gas-flushed and sealed using a mix of CO2 and nitrogen. This extends the life of the product in a natural way. In other words, options galore! Using a number of practical examples in the form of case histories, you can see below a number of packaging examples.
  • Logistics of food

    Using a practical example in the form of a case history, you can see what sort of thing we mean by logistic services involving food concepts for retailers. It ranges from maintaining files for GS1DAS and TraceOne to ensuring that the product is delivered to the correct distribution centre in the correct packaging with the help of EDI.
  • Case history: sachets of toppings

    Specialisatie

    Verschillende toppings in een transparant zakje
    Verschillende toppings in een transparant zakje

    We are regularly approached by renowned food producers for filling small transparent sachets for ‘little extras’. Examples include a sachet of pine nuts to go with carpaccio, a sachet of dressing for salad, or a sachet of sauce to go with fish, and so on.

    Sometimes, customers already know exactly what they want. And they will ask us to fill their sachets with a particular ingredient. They then supply the ‘total package’ to their own customers. Before it reaches that stage, we always carry out a line test and perishability tests.

    However, we are also regularly approached to contribute ideas towards a concept. What tastes good with carpaccio but is nonetheless a bit different? We then look for the perfect combination, based on a briefing.

    In such cases, we actually develop a product, with the preparation coming from one of our partners, which we then fill in sachets and supply to the customers.
    We can package upwards of 3,000 sachets per run.

    Case history: joined up sachets

    Specialisatie

    Voorbeeld van kettingzakje op zak sla Bonduelle
    Voorbeeld van kettingzakje op zak sla Bonduelle

    Our customer approached us with a ‘custom-made’ request for small pre-printed sachets (around 20g) for salad toppings. The sachets are attached to the outsides of their salad bags. To do this in an automated manner, it was necessary to supply the toppings in the sachets, which were linked to each other with perforated edges. They would then be separated using a machine.

    A challenging request, as it was not something we had ever done before. A great deal of flexibility and coordination was needed between the machine builder, the customer and ourselves in order for the project to succeed. It was therefore all the more satisfying that the packets of salad and the sachets of toppings attached to them reached the stores in Germany after nine months, and that they are proving to be a great success!