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Selpak relocates Melbourne HQ
Australian-owned company Selpak, a distribution agent for premium packaging and processing equipment in Australia and New Zealand, as moved its Melbourne-based office and warehouse to a new site in a bid to expand its capabilities and capacity, as well as to be closer to its customers.
Increasing market demand for the company’s goods and services has necessitated an expansion and the consequent move to its new address at 2/39 Laser Drive, Rowville in Melbourne.
“The new facility, comprising an office and warehouse, will allow Selpak to increase our spare parts holding, and enable us to perform final commissioning and machine refurbishments on site,” said Selpak marketing manager Marcus Lee (pictured below, right, with Selpak sales manager Damian Marcantonio).
   Proseal strengthens Aus operations with new factory
Tray sealing specialist Proseal has relocated to a new factory in Australia to build its comprehensive range of sales and support services for customers throughout the country.
The new 2100m2 office and warehouse combination in Westmeadows, Melbourne, close to the city’s international airport and CBD, will double Proseal’s manufacturing capacity with six machining centres, and an expanded assembly operation.
This will ensure the company can continue to meet customer requirements with fast turnaround for the supply of tooling.
The move is in response to the continuing high demand for Proseal’s wide range of tray sealing machines, as well as its recently introduced CP3 case packing system, and its capabilities in the devising of bespoke sealing solutions for customers in both food and non-food markets.
The company’s success is reflected in the double-digit growth it has achieved in each of the last five years.
“Australia is a very important market for Proseal, and we are committed to delivering the highest standards of service and support,” said Scott Templeton, general manager at Proseal Australia.
“The range of facilities within our new factory will both enhance our manufacturing
capabilities, and help customers to identify the most appropriate solution for their requirements, and get the best out of the equipment they select,” Templeton said.
Customer support features include a test kitchen for the assessment, and trial of new packaging materials and tray/film combinations – a machine demonstration area, a large meeting room, and a dedicated training facility.
The factory will also house an extensive spares holding to provide a fast response for replacement parts, and to support Proseal’s comprehensive service operations, including its preventative maintenance contracts.
In addition, the new facility will be home to parent company JBT’s Diversified Food & Health and AutoCoding Systems operations, offering customers a fully integrated solution for food and drink processing and packing systems, with local manufacture and centralised spare parts holding and customer care services.
   Matthews offers free supply-chain solutions tools
With label non-compliance a long-term supply-chain challenge, coding, labelling and product traceability specialist Matthews has been helping suppliers produce and understand how to create GS1-compliant labels with its iDSnet Cloud tools and Barcode Learning Centre.
One of those tools is iDSnet Cloud, which was launched in 2020, after 18 months of development and testing with GS1 and retailers, and according to Matthews, the free tech allows suppliers to produce GS1-compliant labels, avoiding retailer rejection due to compliance errors
and getting products onto shelves. Over 600,000 labels have been
printed in the cloud since the pandemic began, with sign-up numbers still rising. Alongside this, iDSnet is controlling more than 2000 production lines nationwide.
Although first created for grocery suppliers, iDSnet Cloud has become an Australian success story for freemium SaaS products
in the business-to-business (B2B) category, with wider discussions already held with tech businesses.
Matthews’ new 2D Barcode Learning Centre has proven equally as useful as its original Barcode Learning Centre, with retailers recommending the educational tool to suppliers, helping them understand how to create compliant labels.
Matthews’ 2D Barcode Learning Centre and Barcode Learning Centre helps users learn more about barcodes, from the basics to latest code types and uses.
With the 2D Barcode Learning Centre, Barcode Learning Centre and iDSnet Cloud all freely accessible, Matthews says the tools are extremely useful for Australia’s vital manufacturing industry.

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