Hans Wijgers is no stranger to the Dutch horticultural and fruit and vegetable sectors. He used to own Mecari Plastics, and those sectors widely used his flexible, plastic packaging. Now, he's involved in another Dutch company, Packlinq. Its webshop contains no fewer than 18,000 articles. It produces its own goods in China too.
Packaging for these sectors is in Hans' blood. The fruit and vegetable sector can soon get flow pack film, lettuce and herb packaging, and radish cone bags from Packlinq. Of the company's thousands of products, 8,000 is packaging. The remainder is meant for arts and crafts. "We have roughly 7,000 items on hand in the Netherlands. We are also hard at work expanding our range," says Hans.
"We produce goods in China (EMCEEPACK) under Dutch management. We manufacture all kinds of flexible packaging (CPP/OPP/PE/PLA). That ranges from square bottomed bags to cones. We can print these in up to seven colors for all kinds of use. With my background, I immediately saw opportunities in the horticultural and fruit and vegetable sectors. After all, why sell candy in cone bags, but not radishes?"
"Many people aren't happy when they hear our products come from China," Hans says. "But, we oversee production, so we can guarantee excellent value for money. We've cut out all the middlemen. We also have our own design department, among other things. Thanks to our Dutch location, we're able to stock up well. We can, therefore, supply fruit and vegetable clients directly from that."
"We offer everything there is when it comes to flexible packaging. That includes stretch film, side seal bags, or 1, 2.5, 5, or 10kg pouches. We have bags for crates bags, carrots, apples, and pears, and upright pouches too. But clients can also come to us for innovative duplex packaging. We've got lots of plans. In May, we want to open our own Experience Center in the Netherlands," concludes Hans.