Alliance between A&R Carton GmbH and Krones
So it is helpful when the machinery manufacturer and the packaging vendor already work closely together beforehand. Krones AG, Neutraubling, Germany, has accordingly signed a cooperation agreement with the folding-carton producer and multipack specialist A&R Carton Bremen GmbH, Bremen, Germany.
Krones und A&R Carton will be working together worldwide in the field of packages and packaging machinery. In order to match the machine and the multipacks being handled to the best possible effect for meeting the market’s needs, there will be a continuous interchange of information and ideas between the two partners involved. Mutual feedback of this kind between the packaging vendor and the machinery manufacturer is very important, particularly for future development projects.
Together, Krones and A&R Carton will carry out application-driven development projects and provide mutual support in their R&D work. The aim is to create packers with optimised tools for enhanced handling dependability, and packaging that is optimally suited to the handling equipment involved. This will directly benefit users, and contribute towards their success on their chosen markets.
The cooperation agreement does not signify any exclusivity. “Our clients will continue to enjoy complete freedom in their choice of packaging vendor”, says Wolfgang Huber, Divisional Manager Packing and Palletising Technology at Krones AG. “But if a client opts for both partners in the alliance, his advantage is that he has just a single contact partner for both the package and the machine”, adds Jens Eckermann, Managing Director of A&R Carton Bremen GmbH.