Emba-Protec was founded in 2003 as an owner-managed family business. During the last few years, the company has become the European market leader for innovative protective packaging. As a manufacturer and supplier of protective packaging they concentrate the activities on designing the best protection for customers’ products.

Emba-Protec focuses on improving all processes with their packaging: packing time, logistics, purchasing and warehousing. Transport issues and high-value look of their packaging solution complete the picture. 

Interview with Agnieszka Szurman, Sales Manager at Emba-Protec.

Easy Engineering: What are the main areas of activity of the company?

Agnieszka Szurman: We design, test and manufacture the protective retention and suspension packaging and also offer just-in-time delivery from our big warehouse. When a customer signs a general agreement with us, we can produce large stock volumes. This ensures lower prices and delivery of smaller volumes.

Our standard range, comprising more than 500 sizes, is the market’s largest. Our customers have the choice of film qualities PE and PU, also available in a VCI and an antistatic version. This standard product range is available from stock – even in small quantities. On request, drop tests can be prepared to UPS Standard (DIN ISO 2248) or G-value tests. We can also offer material analysis to check the quality of your corrugated cardboard packaging. On top of that we guarantee constant high quality in our own production.

E.E: What’s the news about new products?

A.S: We recently introduced to the market the Buzz’n’Pack machine packaging. It is designed for decentralized packaging, perfectly suited for smaller e-Commerce applications, for logistics and contract packing operations. This is machine packaging at the touch of a button which offers high protection and cushioning function. The main advantages of this solution are: consistent, high packing speed; always the same, repeatable packing process; consistent packaging costs and easy handling.

E.E: What are the ranges of products?

A.S: We manufacture retention packaging: Emba Flex and Emba Quick as well as suspension packaging Emba Swing.

The special stretch mechanism of Emba Flex™ and Emba Quick™ ensures that the stretchy film fixes the product firmly to the corrugated cardboard format, so avoiding any slipping. The highly flexible but practically tear-free film clings perfectly to the different product contours. In addition to the insert we also offer the matching shipping box. In case of Emba Quick this is a 2in1 packaging so the insert with film and the box are combined together.

The highly flexible but practically tear-free stretch film of the Emba-Swing™ solution clings perfectly to the different product contours. Clamping between two suspension cushions means that the product will be stored as if it was “floating on air” during transport. Even if the box is dropped on its side walls also the heaviest products will remain in position.

Automatic Tray-tec ™ packaging system is a machine based, automatic packing process that ensures perfect product protection, high-speed packaging and low costs. This easy-to-operate machine offers maximum flexibility for constantly changing packing units with different heights and a weight of up to 160 kg. 

E.E: At what stage is the market where you are currently active?

A.S: The market is still growing, especially e-commerce. As a company we constantly grow and find new areas where we can introduce our packaging, from dental industry, through consumer electronics, ending with very fragile spare parts to name a few. 

E.E: What can you tell us about market trends?

A.S: We believe the main market trends are: focus on sustainability of packaging and processes as well as on cost management. Our company and products are well suited to these demands. All our products are 100% recyclable, our operations and production facility were built with great attention to energy savings. The environmental policy is an integral part of our corporate policy, hence addressing the whole staff at Emba-Protec. In so doing, the environmental management system is pursuing the aim of controlling and optimizing all activities which affect aspects of business and social environmental policy. We use FSC certified cardboard, save on energy by using modern machines and the latest building techniques, solar panels, recuperation systems and on top of that all of our products are 100% recyclable. After usage, our packaging can be disposed of unseparated into the general waste paper system. We are also monitoring our processes and supply chain in order to be competitive on the market.

E.E: What estimations do you have for 2023?

A.S: Despite the difficult and unpredictable macroeconomic situation we believe our professional approach to customers, reliability, and speed of reaction will allow for our continuous growth. With our new product Buzz’n’Pack and the consistent quality of our products we are optimistic to what the future brings us.