High-quality, reliable and flexible solutions with Production Packaging Systems (PPS)
By Jessi Wesson, Editor, FASTMOVING - Apr 22nd, 10:54
With over 30 years’ experience in the packaging industry, PPS has earned a reputation as specialists in the sale of a wide range of high-quality packaging, inspection and labelling systems, machines and equipment.
PPS’s systems combine high capability, exceptional functionality and the very best European quality, and their high-end manufacturing environment ensures that all projects are fulfilled to the highest possible specifications.
André Strydom and Gary Chilton at Production Packaging Systems tell us more about PPS’s packaging and labelling systems and inspection equipment.
FM: Why is PPS the market leader in the industries?
PPS: We offer complete turnkey solutions, and the equipment used, is a selection of the best brands available today.
FM: What differentiates PPS from the rest of their competitors in the industry?
PPS: PPS has the best resources available within the Mitas Corporation group that we can integrate, manufacture and customize unique solutions for your production line. Making us a one-stop shop offering complete solutions with 100% of the brands we represent, we don’t need any outside parties from the start of the manufacturing process to the exit from the factory.
FM: What automatic labellers do PPS offer?
PPS: Our Automatic Labelling systems are focused on the requirements of the pharmaceutical, food and beverage, chemical and electronic industries. They are high speed and reliable systems and provide labelling solutions for vials, ampoules and pre-filled syringes
FM: What semi-automatic labelling systems does PPS provide?
PPS: Our semi-automatic labelling solutions are suited to the labelling of flat bottles used in the cosmetic, personal care and medical product industries, as well as round bottle labelling which is suitable for wrap-around labelling in small quantities.
FM: What do PPS' Inspection Systems include?
PPS: We have a range of checkweighers, x-ray inspection and metal detectors
FM: What do PPS' Packaging Systems include?
PPS: Our packaging systems are high-quality European packaging, filling and food processing machines, with over 100 models in the range we have a solution for every packaging need. Specialising in food, pharmaceutical and chemical industries, we can package piece products or customise production lines for more complex filling requirements
FM: Do you provide local technical support?
PPS: Yes, due to our 30 years of experience we provide the highest-quality technical support throughout the African continent.
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