Leading brewery systems supplier and manufacturer BrauKon has started operating PakTech’s automated handle applicator equipment for the first time in Europe. The collaboration between BrauKon and PakTech, a leading producer of 100% recycled secondary packaging handles and automated handle applicator equipment, will allow BrauKon to propose a more holistic offer when it comes to contract brewing – from planning, manufacturing, filling and applying secondary packaging. Thanks to the installation, BrauKon will be able to apply PakTech handles in significant quantities for its customers.
BrauKon will also use the handle applicator to apply PakTech handles on its new line of Camba cans for its own brewery, the Camba Bavaria. The new Camba cans will be available in black, high-quality and opaque cans with eye-catching and individually designed labels that will be available in select beverage markets and beverage wholesalers.
“With the introduction of our new can line and the refreshed appearance of our portfolio, we were looking for a applicator equipment partner whose products and services matched the excellence we strive for in our beers, as well as strong price-performance ratio. PakTech ticked both boxes,” states Folkert Kupferer. “Now with the operation of the CCA 120/180 can carrier applicator we will offer even more possibilities for our clients and become a truly holistic contract brewing service.”
The Head of Technology Brewery further adds, “The recent switch from bottles to cans aligns with our constantly evolving sustainability expectations when it comes to resource efficiency and circularity. This makes PakTech handles the perfectly complementary secondary packaging for our new Camba can products as they are manufactured from 100% recycled plastic that are also recyclable in turn.”
“We are excited to see our automated handle applicator machine come to action in Europe for the first time,” says Jim Borg, the Founder and President of PakTech. “Our partnership with BrauKon is a first step to bringing our sustainable and smart solutions to the European market. We also look forward to learning more about the specific needs and expectations of this very important client base.”