In our hygiene station, we package using plastic packaging "factory sterile, just like the manufacturer". We apply the high standards of packaging manufacturers and ensure these are applied particularly to small quantities or voluminous packages of small containers.
Since the end of 2014, our own hygiene station for plastic food and carton packaging has been in operation. We can therefore implement the high standards of packaging manufacturers and also individually ensure these are applied particularly to small quantities or voluminous packages of small containers.
In developing the hygiene station, we decided on the HACCP and IFS criteria used by Jokey Plastik, a company with whom we have had a long-term business relationship.
The technical purpose is to counteract the static properties of plastics and the repackaging of large packages into smaller batch sizes or sales quantity packages, e.g. for small and medium-sized fillers and bottlers with the manufacturer’s hygiene standards. The packing area is outfitted with hygiene locks, a pressure relief system and a special floor coating. And of course, the packaging work is performed by workers in hygienic protective clothing. Regular hygiene inspections of the packaging, both in a specially outfitted internal laboratory as well as by accredited institutes, and cleaning of the premises based on a set hygiene plan provide for additional safety. Here we provide an additional service that large manufacturers are increasingly outsourcing and smaller suppliers usually cannot provide themselves.
Michael Schmitz, Head of Marketing and Communication for the Jokey Group: "As a leading manufacturer of food packaging, the safety of consumers is our highest priority. Jokey has a high level of hygiene awareness and strictly observes hygienic measures without question and we also require these measures of our partners in all downstream distribution channels. Dosen-Zentrale Züchner has set a new standard with their new hygiene concept in small-batch packaging."
Customers for these "factory-sterile small batches according to the manufacturer’s standard" are in both the food sector as well as in chemical and technical packaging. Our mid-sized company clients and manufacturers in the food industry have long asked for this kind of solution. Also for smaller paint and chemical manufacturers, particularly in the specialty production and special packaging segment, this is an attractive solution to be able to guarantee a high standard of hygiene without needing to invest in the processes and equipment.
We offer significant added value with our hygiene station and other services, such as customised labelling, small-batch distribution and packaging. These are often personnel-intensive and highly specialised solutions that can only be implemented by packaging manufacturers and bottlers themselves with relatively high investment costs, development and quality assurance.