OVERSEAS: Greece is the word for new international food packaging distributor

KAPELIS Packaging is the latest addition to the Sirane network of agents and distributors – with the aim of taking our food packaging products into the Greek market.

Kapelis Packaging are suppliers of both packaging machines and packaging consumables into the food industry, with products sold including trays, films and pouches – so Sirane’s product range is a great fit, which will allow them to increase their portfolio.

Sirane has a number of food packaging specialisms, including absorbency, shelf-life, ovenable and microwaveable bags, susceptors and many other packaging solutions. Sectors supplied include meat, poultry, seafood, fruit and convenience food.

Simon Balderson, Sirane MD, said: “We are very much looking forward to working with Kapelis Packaging, as their company offers us great potential in an area we don’t yet cover.

“Kapelis will be not only taking products already sold in the region, but also new innovations and technologies currently unknown in the area – an exciting venture and an opportunity that I am sure the Kapelis Packaging team are in a position to make the most of.”

Sirane is a highly innovative packaging product development-to-manufacture company based in Telford, Shropshire. It has four divisions: food packaging; medical and healthcare; industrial and horticultural, and a number of agents and distributors across the world.

Products that Kapelis will offer the Greek market include absorbent pads for meat, fruit, poultry and seafood, anti-microbial pads, ovenable absorbent bags, oven/BBQ bags, steam-cooking bags for oven/microwave, boneguard protection for meat, and much more.

To contact Sirane call +44 1952 230055 or email sales director Jeremy Haydn-Davies at jeremy@sirane.com. To contact Kapelis in Greece, email George Tsitsis on tsitsis@kapelis.gr, call +30 210 6028770 or visit the company’s website which is www.kapelis.gr 

THINKING-COOKING: Retail range on show at food expo in the Baltics

Thinking-Cooking will exhibit at the Baltic Food and Beverage Exhibition

SIRANE’S Thinking-Cooking retail range will be on show at the Baltic Food and Beverage Exhibition which takes place in the Lithuanian capital Vilnius in mid-November.

Sirane’s distributor for the Baltics, Europola, recently added the Thinking-Cooking concept to offer the ‘best of both worlds’ to consumers in Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia – and just a few months after launching the brand, they are taking it to the region’s largest food show.

The Thinking-Cooking Lietuva (Lithuania) stand will capitalise on a strong start for the brand - customers of grocery chain Maxima have been buying for many months.

Our Thinking-Cooking range has been designed around the needs of busy people, who want quality products and solutions which help them make quick and easy food without sacrificing on the taste and the flavour. In short, they want the best of both worlds…

Jeremy Haydn-Davies, Sirane sales director, said: “Thinking-Cooking is a really interesting range of products, and it is great that Europola saw the opportunity to take it to market in the Baltics. Our range has been very well received – which comes as no surprise – and it should prove to be very interesting for visitors for the BAF show.

“These are products that people like to keep in their kitchen for when they need them; products that make a difference, whether it be keeping cleaning and mess to a minimum, making it easier to cook, or even extending the shelf-life of fresh produce.”

Maxima is stocking oven/microwave steam-cooking bags, oven/BBQ bags, nylon roasting bags, deli-bags and breathable bags for extending the shelf-life of fresh produce. Europola also has a webshop - https://thinking-cooking.internetu.lt - for online sales.

The BBQ/Oven bag is available in packs of three, each bag 220x300mm. Additional sizes are available on request for anyone interested in stocking larger sized bags. The bags are non-stick, making them ideal for fish which would otherwise stick to the bag.

The Steam-Cooking Bag is an oven or microwave cooking bag, which seals in all the juices and flavours and allows healthy eating and fast food to be combined. They can be used for seafood, poultry and vegetables… whether it is steamed fish or asparagus with a flavoured butter, chicken with a glaze or buttered new potatoes, they come out full of flavour.

Nylon Roasting Bags are available in two different sizes – ideal for chickens and turkeys - and will crisp up the bird perfectly, stop it from drying out, and significantly reduce cooking times.

Our Incredible Fruit & Veg Bags are just that – incredible. They allow customers to get many extra days shelf-life on their fresh produce and reduce significantly the amount of fruit and vegetables they are forced to throw away each week. Our Deli-Fresh food bags also offer significant shelf-life extension on items such as cakes, pasties and cold meats.

Jeremy Haydn-Davies added: “Europola has done a fantastic job introducing Thinking-Cooking to the market in the Baltics, and the feedback is very promising. Customers are enjoying using the products and sales are definitely showing an upward trend.

“The experience in the Baltics demonstrates how products like Thinking-Cooking can fit into most markets, and we’d love to hear from people interested in introducing the range into other parts of Europe and indeed further afield – if you’re interested, get in touch.”

We also offer absorbent oven-grill liners, slow-cooker liners and potato-bakers in the UK.

Email mark.lingard@sirane.com if you would like more information on the range. The full range can be seen – and purchased in the UK – from www.thinking-cooking.com.

Thinking-Cooking Lietuva’s stand is 1.01. The Baltic Food and Beverage Exhibitions runs from November 9-11 at the LITEXPO site, Laisvės pr.5, Vilnius – exhibition hall 1.

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