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Multipacking, and what it means to Pearson Packaging

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Spokane-based Pearson Packaging Systems has signed a co-marketing agreement with global service provider CT Pack.

Pearson will be the supplier of CT Pack's Vortex Systems Multipacking equipment in North America and will sell the system as part of a complete end-of-line solution for customers.

"Multipacking" is different from "case packing," the traditonal term for product container systems.

Multipacking is the process, either partially or entirely automated, by which a product is packed into a container that is then packed into a secondary container such as a case, tray, tote, or otherwise for palletizing and distribution, a Pearson press release explained.

"This agreement represents the first step in developing a long term relationship with CT Pack's Vortex Systems division," said Michael A. Senske, president and CEO for Pearson Packaging Systems.

Sense said customers will benefit from improved response times and reduced costs.

Stefano Cavallari, the CEO for CT Pack, explained that more customers are asking for a single source supplier and an after-sale distributed organization that will deal quickly in delivering a packaging solution.

CT Pack will delegate engineering resources to Pearson's Chicago operations facility. Additionally, a testing area for CT Pack multipacking technology will be based in Pearson's West Plains facility. This testing space will be used to design and implement multipacking solutions.


Tom Sowa
Tom Sowa covers technology, retail and economic development and writes the Office Hours blog.