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NNZ launches unique new apple packaging!

Date: 11 November 2014

Packaging multinational NNZ has developed a unique packaging for apples in partnership with Schut Systems[1]and Pillopak[2]. The design takes the form of a corrugated cardboard tray consisting of two or four identical compartments. Each of the compartments can contain one apple and the tray as a whole is built in such a way that the apples are optimally protected against the damage to which they are especially prone. A second advantage of this packaging concept is the printing surface which is ideal for branding and marketing purposes.

Additionally recent research has shown that the new tray has a favourable effect on consumer appreciation. This applies both to the product (apple) and the product category (fruit). This study has shown that the design - convenient and attractive - can stimulate impulse buying.

For the market launch of the new packaging NNZ has entered into a partnership with an apple packer that supplies the retail sector. As a result of this partnership the 4-article tray will be on the shelves this month.

NNZ will also be shining a spotlight on the packaging during Interpoma in Bolzano, Italy. Interpoma is regarded as being one of the world's most prestigious apple trade fairs.


[1] Schut Systems supplies and specialises in packaging machines.

[2] Pillopak supplies and specialises in lightweight packaging  made of corrugated board.

About NNZ

NNZ is an international company specialising in packaging for customers in the fruit and vegetable sector and industry. Since its foundation in 1922, the family business has steadily developed into an organisation with around 250 employees and an extensive global network of its own branches and partners.

The strength of this network lies in its ability to increase its competitive strength. Like NNZ, the partners in our network can be characterised as sustainable and social, product leaders, customer-oriented, innovative, trendsetters, flexible and transparent, reliable and ethical.

We at NNZ regard our employees as our best assets. We are convinced that this leads to more creativity and productivity, and that is of the utmost importance for our customers, suppliers and other stakeholders. We aim to work on a highly personal basis, passionately and enjoyable according to the plan we have made together. Our motto is: 'Together is better'. Together we deliver our customers sustainable customization, logistics solutions and innovation through co-creation.

We are able to meet this need with our subsidiaries at strategic locations in the various countries. We work with our clients and a diverse team of professionals; specialists in the fields of materials, food technology, graphic design and market research. Together we work on tailor-made products, from concept to market launch. For each link in the chain, we offer customer-specific, smart solutions!

Our standard range consists of: net bags, jute bags, paper packaging, woven PP bags, films, cardboard, trays, PP/PET cups, fresh produce buckets, Big Bags and pallet stabilization materials. NNZ also supplies customised packaging. We apply the highest standards of sustainability, efficiency and food safety to all packaging. Our customers thus benefit from our excellent purchasing conditions and high-quality products.