The senior management team of Klöckner Pentaplast Group (kp) introduced the company’s new state-of-the art facility, kp i.center, today at a preview opening at the new site in Charlottesville, Va.
Home to kp Pharmaceutical Film Division’s newly expanded BlisterPro® XCEL suite of consulting, design, stability and prototyping services, the kp i.center provides a collaborative space created to help global pharmaceutical customers bring products to market more quickly and economically. The center is located in the University of Virginia Research Park’s Emerging Technology Center at 1670 Discovery Drive.
“We wanted a destination for clients to ‘take residency’ and work side-by-side with us on their specific packaging needs. The new kp i.center facilitates rapid packaging design, and gives customers a truly personalized experience.”
The kp i.center offers a welcoming environment for packaging professionals to immerse themselves in idea sharing with kp’s expert packaging design engineers, leading to the discovery of innovative packages and prototypes optimized for customer’s products. Working together with the kp team, customers will be able to use the blistering center to test and assess designs in real-time. The cooperative approach will greatly reduce the time it takes to design and choose packaging, thereby shortening product-to-market release.
“We wanted a destination for clients to ‘take residency’ and work side-by-side with us on their specific packaging needs,” says Daniel Stagnaro, Director, Global Market Development. “The new kp i.center facilitates rapid packaging design, and gives customers a truly personalized experience.”
The center was conceived to meet the needs of global pharmaceutical packaging professionals, including those in operations, marketing, and procurement, for both branded and generic products. Visitors will include project managers, business unit managers and engineers. The kp i.center hosts collaboration rooms, customer offices, on-site tooling and blistering and, through kp’s knowledgeable team, onsite expertise. It is a cross-functional space housing sales, marketing, market development, and technology and innovation personnel.