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Europe: KP opens collaborative center in Spain


Klöckner Pentaplast Group introduces its newest kp i.center in Spain, which offers a collaborative space to help global food and consumer products (FCP) customers bring products to market more quickly and economically.

It is located in Sant Cugat, 30 km with direct highways from Barcelona.

The kp i.center has marketing, sales and R&D experts together with laboratory, prototyping facilities, a supermarket and an FCP market research center.

The company offers integrated industrial and technical capabilities to deliver a full experience from concept to production of a packing solution.

The center is aimed at supporting commercial, technical and operational leaders to immerse themselves in idea sharing leading to the discovery of innovative packaging solutions.

The kp i.center hosts a customer inspiration area, a supermarket and a kitchen.

“This will be a live space that will be constantly evolving. It’s somewhere that we can showcase different category and product innovations to inspire new product developments”,” said Dr Helene Roberts, director, FCP marketing and innovation.

“The idea is to demonstrate how packaging looks on a shelf or counter in store, emulating real consumer experiences for our customers.”

The laboratory includes several instruments for analyzing and creating different packaging solutions.

Customers can make use of the form, fill, seal machine and thermosealers in the trial area.

A Multivac modified atmosphere package and an Erca Dairy Line are available, as more equipment will follow.