Advanced packaging that ensures the business success of our customers.
Expertise from experience
Our expertise in customer consultation is based on over 60 years of experience in plastics processing. Whether it’s in relation to design, the choice of materials or the appropriate production technology, we work with our customers to develop competitive, high-quality, attractive packaging solutions.
Our creative designers develop the ideal design concept for the respective market. From the very first sketches, the focus is on technical feasibility in addition to the shape, colour and feel.
ALPLA has implemented thousands of designs over the course of six decades. From conceptual designs to traditional technical designs, we cover the entire range of services.
Modelling and simulation
We check ideas at an early stage to achieve our goals as efficiently as possible. Using computer models, our Modelling and Simulation department tests whether the developed product meets our customers’ requirements during the design phase. The benefits of the ‘virtual method’ are evident: it saves time and costs. Before pilot tools are built or samples implemented, our designers can already start making optimisations.
At ALPLA, we prefer to build our own tools. Our own ultra-modern mould shops ensure that we are independent of suppliers and that our development processes have the flexibility they need. Optimum, low-maintenance tools are required to ensure efficient production processes and optimised cycle times. We are constantly further developing machine and tool technologies.
To cover spikes in demand, we also cooperate with selected tool construction partners that are certified by ALPLA.
Before packaging can be mass-produced, our team of experts in our Process Technology department defines the parameters for production in order to meet our customers’ desired quality criteria as efficiently as possible. Production conditions are simulated on pilot machines and the process is continually improved until quality and production efficiency meet the customer’s requirements.
Speed to market
As ALPLA can offer everything from a single source throughout the world, from creative design and independent tool and mould construction through to process engineering, our customers receive samples based on their specifications within just a few weeks of the initial briefing. This enables our customers to examine marketing ideas through consumer tests or to discontinue filling lines, for example.