Tine cooperation agreement with packager

Norway’s largest dairy Tine has entered a strategic cooperation agreement with RPC Superfos, RPC Kambo and RPC Bebo. The objective is increased efficiency, stability and superior packaging product development for an optimal end-user experience, the companies say.

The Norwegian producer, distributor and exporter of dairy products has entered a three-year cooperation agreement with three companies within the RPC Group on a range of plastic packaging solutions, including containers, pails, pots and bottles.

Sindre Møgster-Walthinsen, senior category manager, Tine Procurement DM says,  “As a leading dairy company operating in a competitive environment, we have to stay on top on development. Our packaging must be functional, sustainable and competitive − and always attractive in the eyes of the end-user. With this new setup, we will obtain improved working processes and an increased number of innovative packaging solutions in line with current market demands.”

Tine intends to create and develop future packaging solutions involving various production methods and materials. In light of this, a medium-term agreement is useful, as it ensures continuity, stability and efficiency, for instance regarding tool making.

“Our goal is to choose the right type of plastic material for the packaging of our products and to use an optimal amount of virgin material. We look forward to innovative solutions with oxygen and light barrier protection consisting of one single type of material. In future, plastic packaging must be adapted for a circular economy with increased re-cycling and re-use,” Møgster-Walthinsen explains.

For some time now, Tine has been working with RPC Superfos, RPC Bebo and RPC Kambo. Inevitably, the collaboration and dialogue between packaging provider and filler become more harmonised within a three-year time frame, as this allows both parties to get to know each other’s working methods and internal processes.

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