Volpak packaging confirms Alain Zijlstra as new CEO
Spanish-based equipment company Volpak has confirmed Alain Zijlstra as the company’s new chief executive officer for the group, which specialises in packaging systems including pouching lines.
Originally from the Netherlands, the firm’s new leader has over 25 years of international industry experience, a decade of which has been spent in Spain within different locations.
In his long international career, Zijlstra has served as CEO of various industrial companies and has acquired experience in the flexible packaging industry as well. The company said he will continue to build on the strong foundation and product portfolio Volpak offers has offering its wide series of innovative and sustainable automated packaging solutions
The company confirmed to Confectionery Production that its key releases for next month’s postponed Interpack event in Germany, will still be released, with a strong focus on enhancing sustainability features. These include the SC+ series, a continuous high speed pouching machine. The proposed configuration which was due to be show at Interpack was in the form of 1-litre “doypacks” with corner cap at speeds of 280 pieces per minute, equipped with features as quick size changeover and the capability to run with recyclable material, ensuring our customers a sustainable solution.
Furthermore, the SI platform, designed for stand-up pounching, features all the internet 4.0 capabilities needed nowadays as well as the capability to run recyclable materials, will be present with the SI280 model, running in an integrated line with a RAJ cartoner and Flexlink’s conveying and palletising solution.
The company has a further addition with its Enflex line, a new F-17DX machine, a flat pouch and easy to handle machine.
Another key marker of progress for the business over the past year has been the creation of its PouchLab, a research and development focused venue, where customers and partners carry out various tests to evaluate different materials’ technology features and to define, case-by- case, the optimal pouch packaging, taking into consideration sustainability, ease of use and shelf life needs.