Lindal Group Opens New Global Innovation Center
Company's new Center of Excellence will further enhance customer service, through integrated development of tomorrow's innovative aerosol packaging solutions...
The LINDAL Group, a worldwide leader in aerosol packaging technology, has launched its new GlobalInnovationCenter, a facility designed to leverage the company's global aerosol expertise and further support customers in development of new generation packaging solutions.
The new center is based in Briey, France, managed by Hervé Bodet, is another example of Lindal Group's commitment to long-term strategic planning that ensures future success for the company's worldwide aerosol customers, according to Katharina Lilienthal, Lindal Group's VP Innovation & New Product Development.
The LINDAL Group develops and manufactures valves, actuators and spray caps for aerosol products used in pharmaceutical, cosmetics and food applications.
"This new, independent Lindal entity is a true Center of Excellence, and is home to our formidable arsenal of collective expertise and capabilities," Lilienthal said. "Our GlobalInnovationCenter will enable us to provide our customers with new levels of technical support and easier access to our company's world of best practices and invaluable institutional knowledge.
"As a result," Lilienthal said, "this powerful new transnational R&D resource will give us, and our customers, a major competitive advantage."
Lindal Group's GlobalInnovationCenter is designed as an R&D hub that will improve time-to-market, speed commercialization of new products and enhance overall quality, Lilienthal explained. The hub structure is characterized by a strong center, where all research and advanced development activities are based, and local satellites, which focus upon pre-defined technological fields with a regional context, which assures optimal local market expertise.
The LindalGlobalInnovationCenter consists of five departments. These include:
- Development and Engineering
- Central Laboratory
- Technical and Market Watch:
- Tool Room, and
- Industrialization Department
The Global Innovation Center is managed by Hervé Bodet, who has full responsibility to meet the company's goals. The Center is designed to be fully integrated into global Lindal Group operations via a strategic committee (BDU) consisting of Sales, Marketing, R&D, and Business Development.
As with its recently expanded Brazilian production facility, the new GlobalInnovationCenter will enhance the company's value-added appeal to its multinational customers. "In our quest for profitable, sustainable growth, we will continue to provide new levels of global efficiency and optimal product quality, service and support, in order to help our customers meet their goals and anticipate tomorrow's market needs," Lilienthal said.
ABOUT LINDAL GROUP
LINDAL Group is a worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and sale of valves, actuators and spray caps used in aerosol products. The Hamburg, Germany-based company has more than 50 years of experience with dispensing solutions for the cosmetics, household, pharmaceuticals, food and technical industries.
The LINDAL Group is represented by subsidiaries and licensees in more than 15 countries throughout Europe, Asia and The Americas. The company is renowned for its innovative designs, which deliver optimal functionality and return on investment. As a result, LINDAL packaging solutions are the choice of the world's most prestigious and trusted brands.