Meeting challenges with the power of innovation
The list of requirements placed on packaging only grows longer! Social trends and consumer demands are constantly changing, and there's always a new government regulation to be met. Furthermore, international competition due to increasing globalisation turns the screws ever tighter.
Especially in the packaging industry, a company's ability to innovate counts among its most important competitive factors. Only those who regularly bring new products and processes to market can rise above the competition and succeed. This is why enterprises must continually grapple with the latest ideas, market trends and technical possibilities out there.
While this can be particularly challenging for SMEs, knowledge transfer and good networking help to identify opportunities for innovation early on.
With the goal of supporting SMEs in their respective regions, the Swiss cantons of St. Gallen, Thurgau and Schaffhausen launched a joint project in 2014 called "INNO-PACK.NET". The packaging industry is of such economic importance to these three cantons because of the large number of SMEs in this field.