RAJA and Ranpack expand partnership

RAJA, Europe's largest packaging distributor, and Ranpak, a leading provider of environmentally sustainable, paper-based packaging, have signed a new commercial agreement to grow their sales of paper-based cushioning solutions in Europe.

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RAJA, Europe’s largest packaging distributor, and Ranpak, a leading provider of environmentally sustainable, paper-based packaging, have signed a new commercial agreement to grow their sales of paper-based cushioning solutions in Europe.

Under the agreement, the two companies will cooperate in the development of cushioning products, which are used in e-commerce and industrial supply chains to protect goods from external shocks and temperature variations during shipping. There are also plans for the marketing of new packaging solutions for temperature-sensitive products (including food and medicines), such as the RecyCold climaliner.

The cooperation will involve the use of Ranpack’s R&D centre in Kerkrade, Netherlands, coupled with feedback from RAJA’s customers. RAJA will also hire 20 additional specialists to advise its customers on the customised implementation of paper-based protection and cushioning packaging.

The organisations say their agreement is designed to meet the growing demand for alternatives to plastic packaging. In March 2024, the European Union agreed on new rules targeting 100% recyclable packaging by 2030.

“Companies are increasingly turning to easily recyclable packaging, but every customer is different and has unique needs,” said Catherine Cambier, Managing Director, RAJA Packaging and Industrial Equipment. “Some are looking for automated solutions and others not. We aim to provide the same level of service, quality and technical expertise to every customer throughout Europe.”

RAJA and Ranpak are long-standing partners. In the 1980s, RAJA was the first distributor to market Ranpak packaging systems in Europe. RAJA has since sold and installed thousands of these systems in 17 European countries.

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