The Packaging Excellence Center (PEC) – a center of excellence for packaging and automation technology- is the network which incorporates organizations in every field ranging from world market leaders in the packaging machinery industry and family-run enterprises, as well as suppliers, universities and public institutions. The PEC understands itself as an interface between the members of economy, science and policy connecting all different fields with one another. With currently more than 60 members the PEC is the major center of excellence for packaging technology in Europe.
Within the network the power of international leading groups and the flexibility and specialization of small and medium-sized companies complement each other. The PEC provides its members a trustful communication platform to exchange experiences. Through cooperation schemes, also in collaboration with other networks and institutions, it doesn’t only show current developments and application potentials of new technologies, but also facilitates the access to national and European development funds. Furthermore, the center of excellence offers a wide range of projects about (further) education are planned.
The common objective is to develop the member’s economic power and new technology solutions and to draw attention to the unique concentration of the expertise in and around the region of Stuttgart.
Who is PEC?
•platform to exchange experiences in an atmosphere of trust
•interface between economy, science and policy
•initialization of cooperation schemes within the members, also together with other networks and institutions
•support to put innovations into practice and opening up application potentials of new technologies
•Projects about apprenticeship, education and further education
Congresses, workshops and seminars that take place regularly and groups of experts offer the members to participate in and contribute to a network providing the possibility of intense dialogue with industry and science in order to look “beyond one’s own nose”. In this way processes can be optimized, the transfer of new technologies is supported and standards are prepared to be established. The PEC links all players strengthening and developing the network.