This year it’s exactly 100 years since the Paardekooper family business was founded.
We’ve grown a lot since then and today, with our independent companies Paardekooper, Depa Disposables, Van der Windt Verpakking, PACOMBI HORTI, Broekhof Verpakkingen and The LCA Centre, we are one of the largest players in the packaging market.
To strengthen our position even more in the coming years we are clustering our strengths and our companies (with the exception of The LCA Centre) will change their name to Paardekooper. The integration will be phased and implemented one company at a time. Depa Disposables will be the first company to make the change.
Depa Disposables will become Paardekooper
The name change will take place on 1 January 2020. From then on Depa Disposables will operate under the name Paardekooper. To enable us to guarantee the continuity and quality of our service the integration at the operational level will be phased. Our clients will hardly notice any change: they will continue to talk to the same trusty contact person and all their basic contractual agreements with us will remain unchanged, as will our quality, expertise and service. All our clients and suppliers have been notified of the changes in advance by letter and/or e-mail.
Repositioning of the Depa brand
The name ‘Depa’ will be retained as a product brand name. At the moment we are working on a new positioning. Key starting points will be sustainability (including SUP-proof), convenience and surprise as components of an attractive and complete food experience. The ‘new Depa’ will be introduced during the 2020 Horecava.
The new business structure and strategy will enable us to respond more flexibly to the packaging world’s constant and rapid changes. The demand for sustainable packaging solutions is increasing and branded packaging is becoming more and more important. Clustering our knowledge and expertise will mean we have the right answer to every packaging question. Our product portfolio will also become even broader so we can provide an even better and more complete service. Now and in the future.
Should you have any questions about the name change please contact your trusted contact person at Depa Disposables or call +31 (0)24 649 32 11.