In this Packaging 360 Leadership Interview with Dr. Rangaprasad of Packaging 360, Mr. Ivan Loyen, VP, Premier Tech Systems and Automation, explains the 100-year-old legacy of the company with a global engineering expertise, which has fundamental roots in technology and innovation, yet has people and customers on the same plane during its growth journey.
Being a global company, technology is easily adapted to suit local market requirements. The ability to understand customer specifications, backed by excellent services and training programmes, have enabled the company to earn loyal customers. Research and Development is a strong function in the company, which has brought many innovative solutions to the market.
A recent example being the solution for bagging of flour, which has increased speed and accuracy of filling for a high-volume low-priced end product. Mr. Loyen believes India is a big market with immense potential for adopting advanced packaging solutions. He is also hopeful of Indian management taking cognizance of growing importance of automation and intelligent systems in their plan to offset any disruption on account of absence of labor and impact of the pandemic.
About Mr Ivan Loyen
Mr Ivan Loyen is the Vice President for Asia Pacific of Premier Tech System and Automation. Prior to joining Premier Tech, Mr Loyen has been serving in various multinational companies such as Pirelli and Prysmian in various senior roles in quality and procurement. He is now based in Bangkok – Thailand.
About Premier Tech
Premier Tech (PT) is among the largest packaging equipment manufacturers in the world and well-known in the flexible and the rigid packaging industries for its state-of-the-art packaging machines and its complete packaging lines for small- and large-scale production. Its wide product portfolio includes solutions such as bagging scales and feeders, bagging machines, case packing machines, robotic and conventional palletizers, stretch wrappers, stretch hooders, conveyors, etc. Moreover, PT also offers bulk processing solutions as well as peat moss field equipment, including screening systems, mixing lines, harrows, vacuum harvesters, etc.
Dr. R. Rangaprasad, is currently Business Head, Packaging 360, a Mumbai based knowledge service provider vertical under Catalyzing New Technology (CNT) Expositions & Services LLP. Packaging 360 is a comprehensive knowledge sharing ecosystem for the Indian packaging industry (www.packaging360.in).
Dr. R. Rangaprasad is a chemical technologist by training having earned his Ph.D. (Tech) degree from UDCT (now ICT) in 1992.