Berlin Packaging’s Studio One Eleven Design Team Moves to Larger, Custom-Built Space
CHICAGO, Oct. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Berlin Packaging, a leading full-service supplier of plastic, glass and metal containers and closures, announced today that its Studio One Eleven design division has moved to a larger, purpose-built facility. The move was prompted by Berlin Packaging customers’ ever-increasing demand for custom packaging design, brand strategy, visual branding, and marketing services work. This is the fourth expansion move for Berlin Packaging’s design division in the last decade.
The new space, which is on the second floor of Berlin Packaging’s headquarters building in downtown Chicago, is more than double the size of Studio One Eleven’s current space. Every aspect of the new studio was designed to support and enhance the collaborative process between designers, and to create a client experience that’s second to none in the industry.
Studio One Eleven’s multi-disciplinary design team manages every aspect of creating compelling packaging solutions. The turn-key process spans opportunity analysis, concept generation, evaluation, optimization and commercialization. The 20-person team serves clients in categories ranging from personal care and household chemicals to food & beverage and medical consumables. Studio One Eleven has received numerous “best of show” awards and top packaging honors, but the team’s success is best measured in how well its designs perform in the marketplace.
The expansive new Studio space provides for planned growth of the division and was conceived to promote teamwork and creativity via an open floorplan bathed in natural light. The main workspace is surrounded by windows, and all office-fronts and collaboration area partitions are floor to ceiling sliding glass panels. Berlin Packaging’s customers will also benefit from expanded research and product sample libraries, larger collaboration areas, a photo studio and production room, and a state-of-the art 3-D print lab/model shop for rapid prototyping.
“Innovative packaging plays a critical role in building brands and improving users’ product experiences. Our new space allows our expert development team to grow as needed and will bolster our ability to create innovative packaging solutions for our clients,” said Scott Jost, Berlin Packaging’s Vice President of Innovation & Design.
“Studio One Eleven provides an awesome service for our customers, and our new space will make it an even better experience for our employees, customers, and suppliers alike. By keeping the Studio next to our headquarters, we ensure the tight connectivity between design, supply chain, sales, and operations that has contributed so much to our performance,” notes Andrew Berlin, Chairman and CEO.
About Berlin Packaging
Berlin Packaging is North America’s premier Hybrid Packaging Supplier of plastic, glass, and metal containers and closures. With over 33,000 available SKUs, over 110 packaging consultants, and more than 80 sales and warehouse locations across North America, the company has the right products, expertise, and geographic proximity to help customers increase their net income through packaging products and services. Berlin Packaging supplies billions of containers and closures annually as well as warehousing and logistics services for customers of all sizes in all industries. It is the only company in its sector to be ISO 9001 certified, to have Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) certification, and to achieve 99% on-time delivery of its shipments every month for more than eight years. Related services and specialty product divisions include Studio One Eleven custom packaging and graphic design, Berlin Global sourcing solutions, E3 profit-oriented consulting, Berlin Financial financing for equipment and capital improvements, Dangerous Goods transport, Freund Container & Supply convenience, and Qorpak laboratory supplies. The company can be reached at 1.800.2.BERLIN, BerlinPackaging.com, and on LinkedIn and Twitter.
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