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  • 23 Jun 2020

GPN expands in Germany and Turkey

Global Premedia Network (GPN) has formed new strategic partnerships with two European companies: U. Günther in Germany and Kliše-Kop in Croatia

Global Premedia Network (GPN) has formed new strategic partnerships with two European companies: U. Günther in Germany and Kliše-Kop in Croatia continuing its mission to become the global network of packaging premedia providers.

The GPN and its international partners offer a comprehensive portfolio of premedia technologies, customized for global FMCG organizations that are looking to decrease their packaging development cycle, reduce cost, and secure their brand consistency. Today’s announcement is a continuation of the initiative started a year ago by the American premedia provider, CSW, and the Scandinavian premedia provider Marvaco.

Since its inception, the GPN had rapidly expanded onto six continents and currently includes thirty-three highly advanced premedia manufacturing facilities.

‘Our goal is to drive growth, accelerate innovation and provide the speed to market demanded by brand owners worldwide,’ noted Kai Lankinen, Marvaco’s executive partner.

‘This strategic partnership is aligned well with our core values and long-term company strategy. We believe that our complementary knowledge and in-depth relationships with local packaging converters will allow us to provide our current and future customers with greater international coverage and improve brand consistency across the border,’ commented Peter Tarnowski, U. Günther’s CEO. ‘We appreciate that all GPN members are in agreement to support each other in multi-layered technical, sales and marketing efforts that include joint research and development, collaboration in emerging markets, networking and sharing of best practices with our converting partners.’

‘We are excited to work in cooperation to grow our businesses and accelerate joint innovations. This network has the potential to reshape the current status-quo of global premedia services and to transform the way international are procuring services and tooling,’ said Tomislav Maglić, CEO of Croatian Kliše-Kop.

‘We are planning on future growth so, the opportunity to collaborate with global partners will not only expand our exposure to foreign markets, but will also help us to learn how to better serve our domestic clients,’ added Roman Šoić, Kliše-Kop commercial director.

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