Pack Expo is the largest event for the packaging industry in 2018 in America. With more than 50,000 visitors during four intensive days, it is the place for packaging professionals to network, discover new packaging trends, see new machinery innovations and find new providers.
Victoria Dayne, MachinePoint´s Area Business Manager for United States, just finished visiting this tremendous packaging show and has experienced 4 days packed with cutting-edge machinery technology, such as the new SACMI LINEAR filler for Bag-In-Box lines.
Victoria says: “I have been able to check new package designs, different machine manufacturers solutions for the “factory of the future” aiming to meet changing consumer trends like convenience and portability, as well as cost saving technologies and environmental awareness. New trends are pushing the beverage manufacturing companies to evolve their packaging designs and their production lines, in order to cope with the ever-increasing appetite for premium brands, organic and natural products, eco-friendly packaging, and creativity.
As the MachinePoint representative in this tradeshow, I have visited most of our partners and it´s been wonderful also seeing old friends and meeting new ones. In this digital age when skyped meetings, emails and social media seems to have substituted face-to-face relationships, nothing can substitute a genuine personal contact with our clients and suppliers.
And for me personally it has been wonderful to be back in my hometown Chicago, a great host city for this type of event, where it´s international atmosphere serves as a great retreat after a long day at the fair… and of course accompanied by a session of jazz…”
MachinePoint has been working closely with OEMs in our more mature European markets and we are starting to see the results of our efforts over the last couple of years in the North American market too, a much newer market for MachinePoint.
Researching new technology and keeping updated with market trends is necessary for MachinePoint team as this affects tremendously the used machinery market, because obsolete-technological machines will be coming up for sale in different markets and will need to be relocated to other markets where the technology has not evolved as the same rate. Analyzing and understanding market trends is imperative to be able to value our used machinery according to its market demand instead of just considering the book value.