Ishida Europe is further strengthening its support for South Africa and the wider African region with the appointment of specialist packaging machinery company Vannpax as a distributor for Ishida multihead weighers.
The deal will enable food producers to benefit from the speed and accuracy of the Ishida weighers to help maximise production throughput and avoid unnecessary and costly giveaway and downtime. At the same time, Vannpax can offer design and installation of complete packing lines, together with ongoing service and support, complementing Ishida’s own in-house service.
This allows food companies to have a single point of contact to ensure the effective long-term running and maintenance of lines, helping to support businesses’ continued growth and expansion.
In particular, the availability of Ishida’s entry-level multihead weigher range will enable start-up and smaller operations also to have access to advanced weighing technology that can help them meet their objectives and ambitions.
“Ishida sees tremendous potential in the African market, and we want to be able to ensure we match the best technology with the best service,” explained the company’s General Sales Manager RSA, Melika Seiderer.
“Vannpax is a young and dynamic company with extensive knowledge of the food industry, who understand customer needs and challenges and, most importantly, the specific requirements of the African market. Equally essential, the company has the same commitment to high quality customer service as Ishida. We therefore offer an ideal partnership to help customers make the most of their opportunities.”
Established in 2013 and based in Paarl in the Western Cape, Vannpax provides custom-made support to the Food Packaging Machinery Industry in Southern Africa and abroad. The management team has a combined industry knowledge and experience of more than 23 years in the maintenance of packaging machines in the food, beverage, pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries. Much of its own-designed equipment is manufactured locally, further supporting the South African economy.
Managing Director Simon Daniels believes that effective automation solutions for companies both large and small offer opportunities for success and growth not only in home markets but also through exports.
“The automating of processing and packing lines can make a huge difference to a company’s bottom line, but it is essential that each solution is tailored to a business’s precise and unique requirements,” he explained. “Our wall-to-wall solutions will help customers achieve the efficiencies and production capacities to achieve their goals.