R&D/Leverage-UK reports successful mold delivery, collaboration with Greece-based plastic packaging solutions firm Argo on assignments serving customers in personal care, health care, crop protection products markets

SUTTON IN ASHFIELD, England , April 27, 2011 (press release) – R&D/Leverage - UK announced the success of its initial collaborations with Argo S.A., a leading single-source plastic packaging solutions provider with cutting-edge technologies that serves customers in more than 30 countries throughout southern and eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

The two firms have successfully completed initial assignments for customers in three market sectors: personal care, health care and crop protection products.

The joint announcement was made in advance of R&D/Leverage - UK's participation in Interpack 2011, May 12-18, Hall 11/Stand CO7, where the firm's complete suite of plastics services, from container concept through finished product, will be on display.

Said Argo General Director George Stassinopoulos, "Argo is truly satisfied with our initial collaborations with R&D/Leverage - the quality of the moulds delivered was superb, and delivered on schedule. Furthermore we perceive R&D/Leverage as a reliable partner and we see further opportunities ahead, with the team at R&D/Leverage - UK."

Argo S.A., based in Greece, operates production facilities in that country, Romania and Egypt, and is renowned for helping customers enhance supply chain efficiencies. In fact, Argo boasts a 40-year heritage of innovation, on-time delivery, project fast-tracking and customer service.

In addition, Argo's suite of services includes extrusion (and co-extrusion) blow moulding, injection blow moulding, injection stretch blow moulding, printing/labeling and assembly.

As a result, the company delivers products such as bottles, closures, canisters, dosing systems, tubes, jars and more. R&D/Leverage - UK, based in Nottinghamshire, has recorded four consecutive years of double-digit growth by attracting new customers throughout the EU with its high-quality tooling, full-service capabilities, delivery times twice as fast as the competition and superior customer service, supported by a sales staff fluent in seven languages.

"Our new technology, lean manufacturing prowess and customer-first orientation allow us to provide our customers with the finest and most efficient plastic packaging solutions," said Alan Tolley, Managing Director, R&D/Leverage - UK.

"We look forward to further ventures with Argo, a company that shares our dedication to innovative plastic packaging solutions that help build brands and enhance supply chain efficiencies for customers in Europe, and beyond," Tolley said.

Of particular interest to Interpack attendees representing the EU may be both firms' capabilities in single stage PET Injection Stretch Blow Moulding. As a result of accelerated demand throughout Europe for single stage PET tooling, R&D/Leverage - UK has expanded its manufacturing capacity 40 percent in the last year alone.

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