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Packaging Manufacturers performance in the spotlight

16 Aug 2020

Throughout the automotive industry, packaging experts continuously seek to improve packaging materials and processes throughout the life cycle of a product, from conception to end of life. In 2019, packaging experts from OEMs in the UK were convinced that they would need to work together to achieve the desired step change in materials and processes. Thus, the Packaging Technology and Innovation Forum was born and continues to thrive with participation now extended to other European OEMs, currently counting Bentley Motors, BMW, Ford Motor Company, Jaguar Land Rover, Renault Nissan Mitsubishi, Toyota and Volvo Cars among its members. In this forum, packaging managers and experts share experience for the better management of these costly assets and attempt to find innovative solutions to pain points such as pool management, traceability and the performance of the packaging manufacturers.. Common concerns about the latter led forum members to launch a European-wide project, under the auspices of Odette, to define a standard way to assess and improve the logistics and delivery capability of packaging manufacturers. The kick-off meeting for the project took place in September under the leadership of Brian Merryweather from Renault Nissan Mitsubishi Alliance. If you wish to receive more information about this project, please contact