The packaging industry is a cornerstone of modern commerce, ensuring that products reach consumers safely and securely. However, this industry faces a host of challenges, from demographic shifts to sustainability concerns, which can impact the efficiency and profitability of manufacturers. Natascha share's her insights so you can you hit these challenges head on and stay competitive.
Hello, I am Natascha Döme and I recently joined IMPACK as the Area Sales Manager in Germany.
Our industry is navigating a challenging landscape defined by demographic shifts, sustainability demands, and a need for diversity and innovation. In my opinion, we at IMPACK folder-gluer peripherals, are at the forefront of addressing these challenges with innovative solutions that enhance productivity and sustainability.
The Demographic Challenge:
One of the primary challenges faced by our industry is demographic in nature. As the workforce in this sector ages, manufacturers find it increasingly difficult to recruit and retain technical talent. The demand for skilled workers remains high, yet the pool of potential employees is dwindling. This leads to a shortage of expertise and an urgent need for automation to fill the gap.
Sustainability and Decarbonization:
Another critical challenge is the pressing need for sustainability. In an era where environmental concerns are paramount, the packaging industry is under pressure to reduce its carbon footprint and minimize waste. Sustainability has become a central concern for manufacturers, as they seek to align with eco-friendly practices and reduce their impact on the environment.
Diversity and Innovation:
In recent times, diversity has gained prominence as an essential element of the packaging industry, with customers increasingly seeking new and innovative packaging designs. This creates a lot of challenges for producers with more changeovers, product mixes and shorter runs. Companies also want to harness the power of diverse ideas and perspectives to drive innovation, meet sustainability goals and optimize processes.
Meet these Challenges with IMPACK
I’m excited to be working with IMPACK because we bring innovation and proven solutions to you, our packaging partners, that help you address the biggest challenge facing our industry – labor shortages.
IMPACK believes in collaborating with customers to find solutions that address specific challenges and bottlenecks in the carton converting process. Our diversity and company culture for design innovation allows us to provide solutions that eliminate bottlenecks in your production.
Our employees are located around the world and originate from 12 of countries and speak 13 languages. Impack's global presence and multilingual team make it possible for us to offer service that goes beyond traditional English-speaking support. We understand various cultures, workflows, and the unique challenges faced by manufacturers around the world. Our international outlook allows them to meet the needs of global players, making us your trusted productivity partner.
The most significant way IMPACK can help customers is in addressing their demography challenges. IMPACK's automation solutions and training services are designed to mitigate the impact of an aging workforce. As the leading designer of folder-gluer peripherals, IMPACK is unique in being able to offer expertise aimed at optimizing the finishing line. Our solutions lead to more efficient processes with fewer jams, less glue waste, and overall increased efficiency.
The emphasis on keeping workers happy is critical in the packaging industry. Happy employees are more productive and innovative, leading to higher-quality products. IMPACK's approach is to listen to the concerns of machine operators and provide solutions that make their lives easier, ultimately contributing to better product quality.
I’m excited to help my customers meet these challenges in my role as Area Sales Manager at IMPACK.