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Food Packaging Format to Preserve the Finished Product Quality
Food processing and packaging play a key role in the maintenance of food supply. Simply stated, packaging maintains the advantages of food processing after the process has been completed. It allows food to travel safely for long distances from its place of origin and to remain healthy at the time of use. Packaging technology must balance food protection with other issues, including energy and material costs, increased social and environmental awareness, and strict pollutant regulations and municipal solid waste disposal.
Huhtamaki, a global specialist in food and drink packaging, aims to make every consumer experience pleasant, consistent, and safe. The company has 78 production units in 34 countries and around 17,400 people around the world support customer growth. It mainly focuses on and expertise in the manufacture of molded fiber packaging, flexible packaging, film releases, and paper cups. It offers standardized products, custom packaging, and complete packaging systems.
The company has chosen Charles Heaulme as its new Chairman and CEO. He will take over from 26 April 2019, following the company’s annual general meeting. The outstanding achievement of Jukka Moisio, the current CEO, for over a decade at the helm of the company, has lifted Huhtamaki from a challenging position into a stable, profitable growth trajectory and a leading global food packaging company.
Huhtamaki is joined by Heaulme from Tetra Pak, where he was the vice president of Europe and Central Asia regions since 2015. Prior to that, he has worked in different geographies in various business and finance leadership roles in Tetra Pak since 1999. He also held financial control roles in the 1994-1999 division of Bosch Braking Systems and served as a senior auditor at KPMG from 1990 to 1993.
The board of directors of Huhtamaki is confident that Heaulme has the vision, global experience, and profound understanding of the food packaging industry to bring the company into the next era. The company supports their customers in their packaging requirements like ergonomic product shape, the convenience of use, sustainability, and choosing the right packaging format without compromising on the quality of the finished product.