Interested in the innovative applications of stretch film? AFP’s Load Security Film specialists like to talk about their profession and the developments in flexible packaging.
HANS WELS, COMMERCIAL MANAGER LOAD SECURITY FILM
We try to be the best possible partner for our customers. This is why I do everything I can to achieve even better performance for our customers in packaging their pallets.
For me, AFP stands for safety, sustainability and reliability. We may not offer the lowest price per kilo, but due to our innovative technologies, the customer still saves money. We provide the lowest Total Cost of Ownership.
Cooperation with the customer is of critical importance; we listen carefully to the customer’s demands so we can develop custom solutions. This is why we communicate fast and accurately, and always take the initiative to follow up until the customer is completely satisfied with the solution.
BERT KEMKES, SENIOR ACCOUNTMANAGER LOAD SECURITY FILM
A Key Account Manager at AFP Load Security is responsible for the stable wrapping of pallets at our customer sites, with optimal performance of the wrappers. Knowledge and experience are essential in this regard. Knowledge of the stretch film we produce of course, but in addition, good knowledge of the customer’s products (boxes, trays, PET, glass, drums, bags, etc.) and more than average experience with all types of wrappers.
The challenge always is to achieve the best possible result with the customer’s existing equipment. That means creating a stable pallet, preventing boxes from denting, ensuring that trays are not pushed up, preventing water bottles from becoming oval… And many more other challenges for which we always come up with a good solution.
There is a wide variety of solutions and it always gives us a good feeling when we have a satisfied customer with a more stable pallet at lower costs. Because we now work with many colleagues spread throughout Europe, we are also in a good position to optimally serve very large multinationals. This way we create added value for our customers.
ENRICO CORALLO, SENIOR KEY ACCOUNT MANAGER LOAD SECURITY FILM
My name is Enrico Corallo and I am a German native working for AFP. It is Important to me that I can truly believe in the added value of our products at AFP. My expertise in this field helps me to provide optimal support to our clients.
Networking is a very important aspect of my work. I’ve been working in the packaging industry for the past 6 years and have built important relationships with AFP’s partners. I believe business is done between people. Therefore, it is key to maintain meaningful personal relationships.
AFP is operating in a very competitive market. In order to stay ahead of the competition, iInnovation has a high priority for us.
Another important core value of AFP is reliability. Our product offer reflects this promise. A customer always recognizes your reliability and knowledge about the product. AFP is a reliable partner helping its customers to improve their supply chains.
KEN VAN NIEUWERBURGH, SENIOR KEY ACCOUNT MANAGER LOAD SECURITY FILM
As Senior Account Manager at AFP, it is my task to implement the high-quality stretch film the right way as part of our customers’ processes.
Due to our product knowledge, as well as our knowledge of its application and the entire logistics chain, we can optimally protect valuable products. I apply the knowledge that I acquired during my training as a Packaging Expert at the Netherlands Packaging Centre (NVC) on a daily basis. This enables me to make the right decisions for my customers every time.
WILBERT PHILIPSEN, KEY ACCOUNT MANAGER LOAD SECURITY FILM
As Load Security Film Account Manager, I implement smart packaging solutions and exploit all possibilities offered by our high-tech stretch film to improve the CO2 footprint of our customers. To create stable and secure pallets we assess the customer’s entire packaging process.
In the personal hygiene sector we are the specialist of choice for improving pallet stability through the efficient use of stretch film. As market leader in this sector, AFP implements its stretch film directly at the customer site. After a careful audit of the wrapping equipment, the packaging process, and the storage and transport conditions at the customer, I propose improvements designed to optimise the customer’s process.
By combining our high performance stretch film with optimal wrapping machine settings, we end up with maximised sustainable solutions. More efficient wrapping results in lower costs and a higher yield of the production process.
If you are interested in the possibilities, contact me and discover how we can optimise the sustainability of your pallets.
JÜRGEN KOHL, ACCOUNT MANAGER LOAD SECURITY FILM
My name is Jürgen Kohl. 8 years ago I started working at AFP as an account manager. Over the years, the sales job required more and more technical knowledge. AFP gave me the chance to develop in this respect. Teamwork is one of the success factors at AFP and this makes me proud to work for this company.
EGBERT KORT, SENIOR ACCOUNT MANAGER LOAD SECURITY FILM
The fact that AFP is all about quality makes my work as Account Manager extremely enjoyable. I am proud of the diversity we are able to offer our customers.
In addition, I consider it important that our customers can rely on AFP, and that we provide our customers with the right information to help them advance. I regularly encounter new customers who praise our film and wrapping equipment-related expertise and knowledge.
There is room for quality in this competitive market. AFP enables you to create super-stable pallets with very little film, thus saving on costs. Due to the severe competition it is important for AFP to continue to innovate. This makes our solutions stand out and we provide added value for the customer. Based on my 35 years of experience I am able to say that our market and consequently AFP, has by no means finished developing.
ANDREAS SCHWARZ, ACCOUNT MANAGER LOAD SECURITY FILM
I like to show our customers how they can improve their supply chain by using AFP’s stretchfilms. I feel like AFP’s knowledge and experience of the stretchfilm market and products enable me to consult our customers about the load security benefits that we can provide.
Our market is not entirely regulated. There are no clear rules regarding the possibilities of stretchfilm. Therefore I like to show our new and existing customers that there are no limits to the application of our films. Stretchfilm is so much more than just a packaging material and that is why I like to see it as a high-tech product instead.
In my opinion, AFP stands for reliability and fulfilling the promises we make to our customers. Not just economically but also in terms of product stability. From my own experience I can say that AFP has an excellent image in Europe due to a combination of constant supply of high quality products and a high service level.