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Global Packaging Alliance Holds Annual Meeting in Japan
     
Rochester, NY Rochester NY Region
 
Rochester, NY – The Global Packaging Alliance (GPA) held its annual meeting in Nagoya, Japan during the week of January 23, 2006. With members convening from all over the world, the yearly event was a much-anticipated chance to discuss strategies and goals, and provided an opportunity for alliance members to evaluate potential partnerships to supply the world’s second-largest economy.

The meeting opened with a full agenda dedicated to expanding GPA’s global presence. Among the topics addressed were: packaging trends, technical developments, investments, and benchmarking productivity measures.

GPA members visited several facilities in Osaka and Tokyo to assess which companies best complement the GPA’s current network in terms of management philosophy, technical capabilities, and markets served. The meeting also provided an opportunity to evaluate the latest in packaging technology.

“Japan faces similar economic challenges as the rest of the industrialized world,” said Harry Voss, Chairman of Diamond Packaging. “A strength of Japanese businesses is their ability to successfully combine the latest technology with innovation to maintain a strategic advantage in light of the lower labor rates of other economies.”

The Global Packaging Alliance is an international organization of independent packaging experts proficient at managing all aspects of the supply chain. With state-of-the-art production facilities and logistics centers around the world, the GPA provides responsive, localized service, award-winning creative designs, identical product specifications and consistent brand recognition, resulting in unparalleled global packaging support. Members include:

  • Diamond Packaging - Rochester, NY USA
  • Rob. Leunis & Chapman Group - Hannover, Germany
  • Colorpak Packaging Group - Melbourne, Australia
  • Gonçalves SA Indústria Gráfica - Sao Paolo, Brazil
  • Yau Bon Offset Printing - Quarry Bay, Hong Kong
  • Cartmont Packaging - Tlalnepantla, Mexico
  • Kumar Printers - Gurgaon, India

    GPA members practice packaging management geared toward the needs of international companies, including Bayer, Beiersdorf, GlaxoSmithKline, Kraft Foods, L’Oreal, Nestlé, Procter & Gamble, Schering Plough, and Unilever. This includes designing and producing innovative paperboard and plastic packaging, as well as providing logistical services such as fulfillment and POP management. The GPA’s goal is to support clients in launching new brands or products, while significantly reducing time-to-market.

    For more information about the Global Packaging Alliance, contact Dennis Bacchetta at (585) 334-8030 x229 or visit the website at http://www.global-packaging-alliance.com
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    Contact: Dennis Bacchetta, Marketing Manager
    Phone: 585-334-8030 x229
    AdHub Profile: Diamond Packaging
    Company URL: http://www.diamondpackaging.com
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