This year marks an exciting milestone for the Antalis Packaging systems division – it’s the 20thanniversary of their relationship working with the world leading brand, Lantech. To celebrate the occasion, I decided to Interview our Systems Sales and Engineering Manager, Mick Carless.

But first, I took the opportunity to speak to the team at Lantech to get their thoughts on the partnership. Here’s what they said…

“The 20-year partnership between Antalis and Lantech is among our strongest and most longstanding in Europe. As a result of our years of mutual success together, we have grown the partnership to other parts of the world. Congratulations and thank you for 20 great years. We look forward to the next 20.”

Continue reading to find out what Mick had to say about the relationship and how it’s developed over the years.

So, let’s start at the beginning, how did the relationship start?

The partnership with Lantech began back in 1995 when Antalis Packaging, then known as Ambassador, made the decision to expand its packaging solution to incorporate systems and machinery. This was a key part of the plan to create an end to end solution for our clients.

It was at this time that my colleague Martin Styler joined the business to head up the systems division, with the goal of driving the business forward in the UK. At the same time, Lantech was looking for a distribution partner in the UK for its pallet wrappers. It was at this point that Martin and the Lantech team made the decision to join forces.

Who is Lantech and why did we choose to work with them?

Lantech is the market leader in pallet wrapping and carton handling equipment, not just in the UK, but worldwide. Since introducing their first pallet wrapper in 1972, the business has continued to pioneer new developments in packaging systems that have set the industry standard. The company strive for innovation and create solutions that can improve the packing of products, making the job of the operative much easier.

Martin, I and the team were particularly attracted by Lantech’s ethos as it matched our own vision for the new systems division. We were excited to offer these market leading machines to our client base.

Are there any key success stories from the last 20 years?

Yes, we’ve had lots of successes over the years, with many of the UK’s largest house hold names. One of our latest success stories is with Seabrook Crisp where by introducing a Lantech Pallet Wrapper, we were able to create operational efficiencies and gain significant costs savings for the company.

We are proud to have c2000 Lantech machine placements in the UK, covering Lantech Pallet Wrappers, Case Erectors and Case Sealers.

How does the relationship benefit clients?

Our close working relationship with Lantech gives our clients access to the most innovative and world leading packaging systems that can really make a difference to their packaging operation. We have a dedicated in house team that is expert in the field of Lantech systems, which between them have over 100 years’ experience. This covers everything from sales support, packaging systems design and integration, through to maintenance. Training is also available on the pallet wrappers to make sure all operative are competent in using the system.

Our expertise enables us to fully evaluate a company’s existing packaging operation and recommend areas of improvement to speed up the line, minimise damage, reduce cost, and more. And, by working with Lantech, we can build a bespoke solution to suit the needs of the client.

The partnership also allows us to stock a range of machines accessories, retrofits and parts meaning we can respond quickly to client requests.

What does the future look like?

Together with Lantech we plan to introduce more equipment to companies across the UK. We see real value for client in adding a Lantech system to their operation. Our goal is to show clients/ potential clients how these systems can make a difference to their organisation.

For more information on our range of Lantech packaging systems, please call our dedicated team on 01606 567013 or visit our Lantech webpage.