LEIPA Group is pleased to announce another addition to its Sales team: Mike Petersen will be joining us on May 1st, 2021, as Head of Sales Packaging Paper and will have overall responsibility for all related end-to-end sales processes and functions. In this capacity, Mr. Petersen will report to LEIPA Group’s Chief Sales Officer, Dr. Fabian Gaus. Mr. Petersen joins us from the Prinzhorn Group, where his last positions were Managing Director for optimizing the sales set-up of 24 containerboard plants in Europe, and General Manager and Sales Director for their Dunapack Spremberg operation. Previous engagements included management positions in Sales with Igepa, Papier Union and Mondi.
Pregis has invested in a new 1960 square meter (21,000 square foot) customer experience facility in Europe designed to provide a holistic solutions approach to protective packaging challenges and reduce costly waste incurred by damaged products.
The new Pregis innovation headquarters, called the Pregis IQ, is located in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. It will open in April as a customer demonstration and training facility designed to optimize packaging methods.
“Our objective is to provide value-added services to assist brand owners in selecting protective packaging materials and systems that will reduce total cost, achieve sustainability goals and improve packing efficiency to help address labor challenges,” said Paul van Dijk, Marketing & IQ Director, Pregis Europe. “Pregis has always prided itself in being a material-neutral supplier focused on protecting what’s important to our customers. Our broad material and equipment expertise puts us in an ideal position to recommend a solution that is truly in the brand owner’s best interest.”
As companies and brand owners are faced with challenges that range from limited space, labor constraints, increased demand and desire to package with sustainable materials, Pregis is able to demonstrate and offer customer centric system-based solutions approach. At the Pregis IQ, visitors can see how protecting products from damage, minimizing material usage, improving operational efficiency, creating a positive ergonomic environment for workers and joyful unboxing experience for customers is all possible with the right partner.
“The shift toward e-commerce growth means expanding order mix, greater complexity and more packaging diversity. Labor and seasonality also impact fulfillment operations’ ability to meet orders, complicating packaging and leading to increased damages. Further, network shipping constraints, coupled with increasing costs, are expected to continue. This means to achieve customer loyalty more customization and unique solutions will be required to adequately compete. By engaging the Pregis IQ services, we can take all of these factors into account and recommend the most environmentally preferred option that integrates into a customer’s operations while delivering measurable benefits,” van Dijk said.