Proseal's Ashley Saxon Talks Innovative Test Kitchen Program
RICHMOND, VA - Continually innovating to provide the highest quality product to its customers, packing solution provider Proseal has made a name for itself manufacturing and marketing machines tailored to the unique challenges of fresh food packaging. And while we all strive to be great, Proseal knows it takes a truly rigorous approach to providing the highest level of quality, service, precision, and rapid response.
Recently, I had a chance to catch up with the company’s Sales Supervisor Ashley Saxon, and ask her some questions about the company’s new test kitchen—an addition to the company’s Chesterfield, Virginia-facility designed to provide the utmost level of quality assurance to its customers.
“Our test kitchen officially launched in August of 2016. Before the test kitchen, we were still able to run tests many of our customers look for, but we now have a dedicated space and equipment that gives us the opportunity to do a myriad of tests,” Ashley tells me. “Last year we added an additional 4,000-square-feet to our existing 6,000-square-foot facility and the test kitchen was one of the main features of this addition.”
Ashley notes that along with the test-kitchen, the company was able to introduce a dedicated training suite and dedicated machine bays to accommodate full production lines and better execute factory approved testing to our customers.
“Our main goal with the test kitchen is to support our customers,” Ashley says. “We are able to provide them the necessary means to test new product or packaging without any capital investment. It also gives Proseal an opportunity to prove to customers the speeds and processes we are able to achieve through innovation.”
Among other details, Ashley tells me that the company’s test kitchen is equipped with its GTRe machine, capable of any and all possible forms of tray sealing, and equipment to test gas residuals for customers who introduce modified atmospheres into their packaging.
“Customers are able to do shelf-life testing as well as test new packaging (film and tray). They are also able to test new processes whether it be including modified atmosphere, skin packing, or vacuum gas,” Ashley notes, explaining that ultimately the process is about getting the best product and experience to the company’s customers. “Our goal is always the same—to provide our customers with the best experience in equipment, service, and communication. Our customers are our priority and we strive every day to ensure that their experience with Proseal is nothing less than perfection.”
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