March 7, 2023
SHANGHAI, CHINA – Sealed Air Corporation (NYSE: SEE) today welcomed guests to the 15th anniversary celebration of its newly reinvented Asia Pacific Customer Experience Center (known as Packforum APAC). Located in the Shanghai Qingpu Industrial Park, Packforum APAC enables visitors to experience packaging excellence and innovation and gain insights into the latest consumer and industry trends. It brings together an integrated showcase of solutions across all of SEE’s global power brands that serve B2C and B2B sectors, including CRYOVAC® food packaging, LIQUIBOX® fluids and liquids systems, SEALED AIR® protective packaging, AUTOBAG® automated solutions, BUBBLE WRAP® packaging, SEE Automation™, and prismiq™ digital packaging and printing.
For the past 15 years, Packforum APAC has served as an increasingly important hub for key industries and has hosted thousands of visitors through events and conferences. SEE’s customers can now expect a whole new experience that is technology-driven, engaging and inspiring, and fully dedicated to solving their most critical packaging and sustainability challenges. SEE’s experts are on site to collaborate on the design, creation and testing of packaging solutions and applications.
Packforum APAC includes a retail showcase of advanced packaging solutions, a central kitchen for food service packaging, an innovation hall with integrated automated solutions, a learning zone for training and seminars, and a studio with live streaming capabilities. It also houses an APASS and ISTA-certified lab approved to test, design and supply packaging solutions that meet Amazon and ISTA packaging certifications.
Packforum APAC is co-located in Qingpu with the company’s largest manufacturing plant in the region, which was also established in 2008. Leveraging the economic vitality of the Yangtze River Delta region, SEE has been able to utilize its expertise in technology, advanced manufacturing, automation, materials, and digital science to provide solutions for industries ranging from fresh food, e-commerce, and logistics to industrial, medical and pharmaceuticals. It now serves as a manufacturing hub for China and Asia Pacific, as an integral part of the company’s global supply chain network. Across China, SEE is a leading employer of more than 1,000 employees that include highly qualified and skilled talent in engineering, R&D, finance, business, and marketing.
“Over the years, SEE’s integrated operations in Qingpu have played an active role in supporting China’s industry transformation and its national strategies in food safety, supply chain modernization, and green economy. We will continue to bring global innovations closer to customers in the region. At the same time, we have established strong institutional and industry knowledge to develop and customize solutions for local and regional needs. As we move into Reinvent SEE 2.0, we are transforming the company into a world-class organization, partnering with customers to automate sustainable packaging solutions,” said Alessandra Faccin, President of SEE Asia Pacific.
“Building on the legacy of our Qingpu presence and transforming it to a world-class facility is in line with our customer-first approach to bring market-centric packaging solutions that reduce waste, improve productivity, and unlock efficiencies. When we first established our Qingpu operations in China, it was the first-of-its-kind facility to support China’s packaging industry. Our manufacturing facility now exports to global markets and Packforum APAC is an integrated showcase of advanced packaging solutions. Thank you to all our business partners and customers for your strong support and collaboration,” said Alex Zhou, Vice President for Supply Chain, SEE Asia Pacific.
Packforum APAC is one of four SEE Packforum locations across the world, with other locations in Italy, Brazil, and SEE’s global headquarters in the United States.
Sealed Air (NYSE: SEE) is in business to protect, to solve critical packaging challenges, and to make our world better than we find it. Our automated packaging solutions promote a safer, more resilient, and less wasteful global food, fluids and liquids supply chain, enable e-commerce, and protect goods in transit from damage.
Our globally recognized solution brands include CRYOVAC® food packaging, LIQUIBOX® fluids and liquids systems, SEALED AIR® protective packaging, AUTOBAG® automated packaging systems, BUBBLE WRAP® packaging, SEE Automation™ and prismiq™ digital packaging and printing.
Our partnership with customers creates value through sustainable, automated, and digital packaging solutions, leveraging our industry-leading expertise in materials, automation systems, engineering and technology.
Our SEE Net Positive Circular Ecosystem is leading the packaging industry in creating a more environmentally, socially, and economically sustainable future. We have pledged to design or advance 100% of our packaging materials to be recyclable or reusable by 2025, with a bolder goal to reach net-zero carbon emissions in our global operations by 2040. Our Global Impact Report highlights how we are shaping the future of the packaging industry. We are committed to a diverse workforce and caring, inclusive culture through our 2025 Diversity, Equity and Inclusion pledge.
SEE generated $5.6 billion in sales in 2022 and has approximately 16,300 employees (not including Liquibox employees) who serve customers in 120 countries/territories. To learn more, visit sealedair.com.
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