Pact Group is proud to announce that Alto Packaging was recently awarded the Supreme Vendor of the Year and the Winner of Excellence in Supporting New Product Development by diary giant, Fonterra. Alto won the awards for their collaboration with Fonterra on the development and launch of Anchor’s LIGHT PROOF™ bottle. With a relationship spanning well over 15 years, both companies are aligned in providing high quality products to their distinguished markets.
Alto was initially approached by Fonterra to assist in developing a milk bottle that completely blocked out any visible light. Research has shown that milk exposed to light negatively impacts the taste profile and nutritional value.
The team at Alto conducted in-depth research into the manufacturing platforms used across Italy, South Africa and Spain. Alto was then able to establish which materials, designs, machines and product handling systems would best suit Fonterra's needs.
Together, Fonterra and Alto delivered a milk bottle that has been recognized within Fonterra as one of their best large-scale commercial projects.
Eric Kjestrup, General Manger of Alto Packaging, said: “We are proud to have partnered with Fonterra on this revolutionary initiative which has helped Fonterra differentiate its product in the market and benefited milk lovers by protecting and enhancing the flavour profile of fresh milk."
Alto Packaging is dedicated to working with clients to innovate and deliver world class packaging solutions.
Alto and Cadbury Ice Cream have worked together to develop a 2-litre oval tub. This represents a major shift from the previous square container and is based on consumer preference.
The IML label allows for full branding ensuring consumers can see the product from all angles. The tub has also been made in Cadbury's specific and unique colour purple, making it difficult for consumers to miss!
For further information please contact: Ian Janetzki +61 418 330 572
Alto Packaging and International sustainable resins supplier, Cardia Bioplastics Limited, have announced a strategic partnership to produce high performance packaging solutions with environmental benefits.
“Packaging is an integral part of modern day living and we use it in nearly every thinkable industry,” said Dr Frank Glatz, Managing Director of Cardia.
“For this reason, the development of packaging solutions with improved environmental properties, through the use of renewable components, is important for the packaging industry to consider.
“By incorporating our thermoplastic starch resins into their packaging systems, Alto Packaging is taking significant steps to reduce the environmental footprint of their packaging products,” said Dr Glatz.
Initially focusing on fresh food packaging, the new packaging will be manufactured with Cardia’s bioplastic resins, which have a higher renewable content and lower carbon footprint than conventional resins. Furthermore, they are compatible with current plastic recycle processes and will be food safe compliant.
For further information, please contact: Ron Starnes +64 9 415 5190
Congratulations Alto Food Packaging for winning a Gold Medal in the Packaging category at the 2012 New Zealand Pride in Print Awards for the Meadowlea 500gm tub.
Alto’s award was based on the recognition that the dry offset print process used for decorating the Meadowlea 500gm tub is restrictive, but using laser engraved plates from Polar Graphics and skilful printing on printers at Alto’s Hamilton site we were able to achieve a high-end result.
Want to learn more? Please contact: John-Paul Geyer +64 21 580 953
Alto has recently installed state of the art production cells for the relaunch of the market leading Ski 1kg and 1.2kg Yoghurt packs in thin wall IML technology. The new systems use virgin plastic pellets automatically fed to high-speed injection moulding machines. The high quality plastic labels are robotically inserted during the moulding operation . The finished product is then visually inspected by the latest vision systems technology before the parts are robotically stacked and packed into cartons. The finished cartons are then robotically palletised.
These systems are the most advanced of their type in world and offer exceptional product quality standards and efficiency of operation. They are also fully automated not requiring any human intervention. The new systems have created an unrivalled bench mark for the industry!
When you need a colour boost, look no further than Alto’s in-mould labelling. Bright colours transform your packaging and make it really stand out on the shelf. What a better way to promote your credentials! Just look what we helped one of our customers to do.
Alto was awarded the Flora pro-activ business based on offering technology to improve decoration. This was imperative for the customer who felt its sales were being impacted by poor packaging stand-out!
Alto Packaging was thrilled to receive an Honourable Mention Award at this year’s American In Mould Labeling Awards (IMDA) for Goodman Fielder’s 1KG Meadow Fresh yoghurt tub.
This thin wall injection moulded tub and lid differs to the industry standard dry offset printed yoghurt container that is predominant in theNew Zealandmarket.
Through the use of advanced in mould labeling (IML) technology, Meadow Fresh yoghurt stands out in the supermarket fridge and was the first 1kg yoghurt package of its kind in theNew Zealandmarket. A sophisticated six colour sheet fed offset print process is used to achieve high quality life-like graphics. Made from polypropylene, this tub is 100% recyclable and collectable by council kerbside recycling programs.
We are pleased to announce that Alto Henderson was awarded The DIFOTIS Award for a Major Supplier. To clarify, DIFOTIS stands for Delivery in Full on Time and in Specification, and is the primary measure Fonterra uses to evaluate suppliers. AltoHendersontopped all of the packaging suppliers to all Fonterra sites acrossNew ZealandandAustraliato win this award, which is a fantastic achievement and is testament to the hard work and focus the Alto Henderson Team put into their day to day work. Recognition from customers like this helps reaffirm Alto’s position as a preferred supplier and continues to build our relationship going forward.
In addition, Alto Hamilton Food won two awards; one for Excellence in Print and one for Supporting a Major Capital Project. A number of our sales team also received commendations for their sales support.
Overall Winner for:
Excellence in Service - DIFOTIS Major >$5m:Henderson
Excellence in Print – Rigid Plastic Packaging – IML:Hamilton
Excellence in Supporting Major Capital Projects:Hamilton
Highly commended Vendor Representatives for:
AltoHamilton: John Waterhouse, Phil Morris
AltoHenderson: Keith Sinton, Bruce Chave
Alto Mulgrave: Kate Crawford
Highly commended for:
Vendor Audit in both the Hamilton and Mulgrave sites
Highly commended for:
Vendor DIFOTIS > 98%Hamilton