Somic has been a mainstay in European packaging since 1974 and now works with some of the largest US food and beverage brands, including Hershey, General Mills and Wrigley, as Somic America from its North American base in Eagan, Minnesota.
It featured a unique machine at Pack Expo International in Chicago this week to highlight its growth and success in North America. The Somic-Flexx III is designed to utilize both single or multi-component packaging to combine the ability to pack primary packages in a flat, nested position or a standing display orientation.
It can accommodate one-piece corrugated blanks for standard wraparound shipping cases, used with stand-up pouches, flow packs and dairy items like soft cheeses, as well as a two-piece tray and hood for retail-ready presentations for confectionery items like chocolate.
Peter Fox, senior VP of sales for Somic America, said, “The Somic-Flex III is a tray packer with a cover applicator that has been split apart at the center and expanded to include an insertion packer. Each of the three user-friendly modules operates as one machine. The advantage is this machine has the capability to run virtually any pack arrangement, and in any type of shipping or display vehicle.”
Fox shared that the introduction of the Somic-Flexx III has been a key driver of Somic’s success in North America due its flexibility and adaptability to its clients needs. It took two years to develop its range of different formats that provide a full coverage of packaging solutions.
“With the development of this machine, we have delivered the ultimate in packaging flexibility and further expanded the Somic success story in North America,” Fox said.