Interview with Jean-Charles ROGER, Chief Commercial Officer, Packaging France at ANTALIS
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What major subjects are you currently working on?

Our Group is experiencing strong development in 2022 in its three activities of papers, packaging and visual communication.

In packaging, strong organic growth is supplemented by acquisitions rounding out our existing expertise (BB Pack in Germany, COHAL and GUARALMI in Spain) while further acquisitions are in the pipeline. This development has consolidated our position as European number 1.

In France, fresh impetus has been provided with the substantial reinforcement of purchasing, sales and marketing teams dedicated to packaging.

Our ambitions within the next five years in France: Double our packaging turnover by boosting our organic growth through the acquisition of industry peers.

What approach and offering do you have to meet the high demands from manufacturers and consumers for sustainability and eco-design?

Sustainability lies at the heart of our concerns.

We have deployed a comprehensive range of packaging products, category by category (boxes, void fill, adhesives, films, labels, wrap-around, etc.) to bring about: *

  • either the total substitution of plastic-based products by paper or wood-based products
  • or a significant reduction in the use of plastic-based products through their replacement with recycled, bio-sourced products.

We have drawn up our own environmental grading system for the products we market, the Green Star System, founded on five distinct objective criteria.

Antalis more globally has been committed for several years to this environmental approach. Our logistical initiatives are fully focussed on a carbon footprint reduction target (Fret 21).

Why are you taking part in ALL4PACK EMBALLAGE PARIS this year?

The ALL4PACK EMBALLAGE PARIS show is the must-attend packaging show and our news is rich and our dynamics strong. We want to consolidate our position as European leader and our reputation in France and it is also an opportunity to meet our customers to support and advise them in their projects.