KENYA – Leading weighing and inspections solutions provider Ishida Europe has strengthened its sales and service support in East Africa with the appointment of Allwin Packaging International as its agent for the region.

Based in Nairobi, Kenya, Allwin Packaging International was established in 2005 and is today the largest supplier of packaging machines in East and Central Africa, with comprehensive after-sales service and support for all installed equipment.

“We wanted a strong and reliable partner for the supply of weighing and inspection equipment and Ishida is without doubt the most respected name for these important solutions to automate food packaging, as well as being renowned for always being at the forefront of the latest technical developments,” explains Allwin managing director Saji Kuriakhose.

He added that the addition of Ishida’s portfolio of products is a very important development for his company.

“Our partnership with Ishida will further enhance Allwin’s standing and credibility in the market,” he added.

The partnership with Ishida enables Allwin to offer Ishida’s extensive range of market-leading multihead weighers and checkweighers for a wide variety of food markets. 

Increasing demand for packaging for agro-produce and increasing importance of packaged food products has been a driver for Ishida to seek a partner to work within the region to meet customer needs.

Allwin anticipates particular demand for products including chips, nuts, seeds, cereals, rice, pulses, pasta and sugar will drive demand for Ishida’s products. 

It will also be exploring opportunities in the pre-packed fresh produce, meat and poultry markets, fast growing industries for retail packaging in the region.

Allwin’s appointment will enable Ishida to maximise opportunities in a region that is growing in importance and significance.

“Our reputation is based not only on the performance and reliability of our equipment but also on the impeccably high standards of service and support that we provide to our customers,” said Steve Jones, Ishida Europe’s marketing director.

“For this reason, it is essential that we select a partner who shares the same values. Working with Allwin will ensure customers throughout East Africa will be able to maximise the benefit and value of owning an Ishida solution,” he concluded.