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PRODUCERS

ALLIEDFLEX Technologies Inc.

Many ALLIEDFLEX customers use flexible pouches, resulting in thousands of products that have been introduced in this packaging format.

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Perfect Packages
ALLIEDFLEX helps clients save time and money by converting them to
flexible packaging from older, traditional formats. By Alan Dorich

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eople often do not look at packaging as an area where they
can save money, but ALLIEDFLEX Technologies Inc. has
helped many companies save millions of dollars. This has
been managed by getting them to switch to flexible packaging, President Dennis Calamusa says.
"The cumulative effect is huge," he says. "It's a total ripple effect of
cost that starts at the beginning of the supply chain [and goes] all the
way through to the retail shelves."
Based in Sarasota, Fla., ALLIEDFLEX sells
company profile
machines that can package items in formats such as
the popular standup pouch, a single-serve portion
ALLIEDFLEX Technologies Inc.
www.alliedflex.com
packet and a flat-bottom bag. When the company
20 3 sales: Approximately $20 million
1
started operations in 2002, it saw potential for the
Headquarters: Sarasota, Fla.
Employees: 12
use of flexible packaging in the United States.
Dennis Calamusa, president:
At the time, very few companies were using it
"We try to work with [customers] to
illustrate the multitude of advanstateside, Calamusa notes. However, "We had seen
tages with this innovative flexible
success around the world with that package
packaging format."
design," he recalls. "So our company was basically

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established to offer a consultative
approach to transitioning from traditional rigid, older-style packaging to
new, innovative packaging."
Today, ALLIEDFLEX has many customers that use pouches in the marketplace, with products that range from
baby food to powdered food drinks.
"Today, we now have literally thousands and thousands of products that
have been introduced in this packaging
format," Calamusa says.

Promoting Changes
ALLIEDFLEX's client base includes
many multinational consumer product
companies; mid-sized food, beverage
and personal care product companies;


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