In providing a customer with samples for the recent Farm Shop & Deli Show 2016 at the NEC on 18-20 April, flexible packaging specialists UNI Packaging, broke all lead-time records for pouch manufacture and supply.

Their customer, leading olive co-packer Olives Et Al, required 400 pouch samples made up of 8 designs – filled with their olives – to show on stand at the show. UNI Packaging received the samples request and took receipt of supporting artwork on Friday 8th April. Delivery was required a week later on Friday 15th April, in advance of the show the following Monday.

UNI Packaging pulled out all the stops in production to meet deadlines. Using their Digiflex® digital presses to print the 8 separate designs in the quantities required, the pouches were delivered on time and in full to Olives Et Al who were delighted with the result – Digiflex® providing the ideal solution for short run, multiple product SKUs.

“UNI Packaging were not only effective at delivering amazing results, ahead of schedule, they also made the process stress-free. They delivered on our requirement in a very short time frame, and the pouches they produced for us proved to be show stoppers, literally, helping to create much interest in the products at the show,” said Simon Hurley, Olives Et Al’s managing director.

Commenting on their achievement, UNI Packaging’s Matt Baldock said: “We often talk of creating added-value for our customers, but to turn around a preformed pouch in 7 days is nothing short of a miracle. We enabled Olives Et Al to showcase their new products on their stand at the show and to introduce the offering to the trade press and retailers – what a result for teamwork!”