We have been honored with the German Packaging Award (Deutscher Verpackungspreis) in the “packaging machines” category granted by the German Packaging Institute (Deutsches Verpackungsinstitut – dvi) for the innovative two-in-one biscuit packaging system, first presented at Interpack 2014. Daniel Bossel, product manager, and Christian Reichardt, mechanical development engineer, at Bosch Packaging Systems AG in Beringen accepted the award at a ceremony as part of the “BrauBeviale” (Trade Fair for Production and Marketing of Drinks) in Nuremberg.
The two-in-one packaging line is capable of switching from slug to pile packs and vice versa in less than three minutes. Additionally, product count changes can be completed quicker now than with conventional slug or pile packaging machines leading to more flexibility for manufacturers who can run special promotions with short notice and react quickly to market changes.
Happy faces at the award ceremony (from left): Winfried Batzke, managing director Verpackungsinstitut e. V., Christian Reichardt (Bosch Packaging Systems AG), Daniel Bossel (Bosch Packaging Systems AG), Burkhard Lingenberg, board member Deutsches Verpackungsinstitut e.V. and chairman of the advisory board of the German Packaging Award.
German Packaging Award has been presented annually by the German Packaging Institute in five different categories. The institute honors outstanding technical solutions in packaging production that improve quality and add value to consumers, markets and the environment. To be nominated, a machine or technology must improve quality, profitability and efficiency in the packaging process. All winners of the German Packaging Award are entitled to take part in the World Star international competition, a prize awarded by the World Packaging Organization since 1970, which will be granted in May 2015, during Ipack-Ima, in Milan.