Jacob van Kogelenberg


Jacob van Kogelenberg is a mechanical engineer with additional business administration training and has 40 years of experience in the packaging machinery industry. I have worked 15 years with Tevopharm Schiedam, Netherlands, building flow wrap and roll wrap machines with automatic feeding equipment, a few years in Brazil for Klöckner Hänsel do Brazil building the same type of equipment, and after a short period in bottling equipment, 16 years for SIG ( Schweizer Industrie Gesellschafft), later Bosch Packaging Systems in Beringen, Switzerland. That company again is leader in high speed packaging equipment for biscuits, chocolate, granola bars, but also stick pack and sachet for powders and cartoning equipment for these packs. Since December 2012 I am an independent consultant.

How to find the optimal packaging for your product

What are the functions of packaging
  • Physical protection
  • Chemical protection
  • Mechanical protection
  • Enabling logistics
  • Customer Communication
  • Marketing
Which packaging styles are available
  • Flow pack
  • Roll wrap
  • Tray
  • Carton
  • Flat on pile, on edge; shingled
Cost indicators
  • Overview of costs
Target market, geographic reach
  • target pricing
  • shelf life
  • Image
  • Quality of the pack and the product
  • Type of packaging machine
  • Degree of automation
  • Staffing
  • Total cost of Ownership
    • Influence of investment on TCO
    • Influence of ease of operation on TCO
Case studies