Aran Group Expands Bulk Bag Production and Distribution in the Americas

Tomato processor, Morning Star, expects even greater collaboration on innovation

Visit Aran Packaging at PACK EXPO International Booth #E-10419

Greer, SC - November 6, 2016 - Aran Group now manufactures high-performance bags for Intermediate Bulk Containers (IBC) and bag-in-box (BIB) applications in the United States through its Aran U.S.A. division. The Israeli packaging company recently completed a $5.2 million investment in a new production facility in Greer, South Carolina, is now fully operational, and has strategically placed warehouse and distribution centers in California and in Ontario, Canada.

“We sell products in over 40 countries worldwide and our new plant and two distribution centers enable us to provide faster service and support our customers across the Americas,” says Felix Mallul, VP of Sales and Marketing.

Aran provides specially engineered bags from one quart to 300 gallons or more for aseptic and non-aseptic packaging of fruits and vegetables, purees, sauces and condiments, dairy products, liquid eggs, edible oils, wines and water. In industries like food and beverage, where protecting perishable ingredients and nutritional values take precedence, Aran engineers and produces optimal bags, laminates, and fitments to maximize freshness and preservation while ensuring safe transportation.

A long-time customer, The Morning Star Company - the world’s leading tomato processor of high quality pastes, sauces, purees, and diced tomatoes – uses Aran’s 55- and 300-gallon paste bags to ship tomato paste, its leading product, to customers around the world. The metallized barrier bags are aseptically filled and sealed with the Franrica closure. This ensures that Morning Star’s tomato paste keeps its consistency from the time of processing. It helps protect critical characteristics of the preservative-free tomato paste, which include color, flavor, texture and pH.

“Although Aran has recently expanded production to the United States, we have been working with the company for over 10 years,” says Rob Salinas, Packaging Innovation and Engineering, The Morning Star Company. “We appreciate Aran’s proactive services such as continually bringing us new ideas and innovation to further protect our products, improve logistics to speed deliveries to market and enhance our operations.”

“Now that Aran is manufacturing here in the States, we know our collaboration will be even stronger,” Salinas added.

Mati Karni who heads business development for Aran U.S.A. notes that “to help processors and packagers achieve the best engineered shelf-life solution for their liquid products, we offer a three-step Brand Protection Assessment Process™. This process provides custom recommendations to best support shelf-life requirements, controlled filling and dispensing, transportation efficiencies, improved sustainability scores and reductions in total systems costs.

Learn more at PACK EXPO International booth #E-10419.

For more details, contact:

Mati Karni

Sales Manager

Aran U.S.A

mati@aran-us.com

www.aran-us.com

Mobile: 830-431-1390 Phone: 864-282-2301

About ARAN GROUP

Aran U.S.A. is part of the Aran Group, a global leader in manufacturing precision-engineered flexible formats and trusted dispensing technologies for bag-in-box and intermediate bulk container applications. Aran, established in 1983, supports regional and global brands in over 40 countries. The company offers a wide variety of bags for bag-in-box applications from one liter to 1500 liter sizes, for both aseptic and non-aseptic applications. Aran Packaging has three manufacturing and technology centers strategically located to service customers worldwide: Israel, Spain and the United States.

For more information, visit http://www.aran.co.il

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