Growth in the emerging economies of southeastern Europe has spurred Mocon to sign an exclusive deal with Greek company Morenos Ltd to distribute its instrumentation in the region.

The US-based company announced that the agreement had been inked by its wholly-owned German subsidiary, Paul Lippke Handels-GmbH, for Morenos to sell Mocon and Lippke equipment in the Balkan countries of Greece, Bulgaria, Romania, Serbia and Macedonia.

The instrumentation to be distributed by Morenos will include barrier and headspace analysis, leak detection and burst testing for food, beverage and medical packaging.

Economic expansion

Until now, the area had been serviced out of Lippke’s headquarters in Neuwied, but burgeoning economies in the Balkans “prompted the company to enter into an agreement which would provide enhanced service to manufacturers in the region”, said Mocon.

“Morenos is one of the most experienced food processing and packaging machinery sales agencies in the Balkan region,” said Franz Sturm, managing director, Lippke. “The new partnership will enable the Mocon/Lippke organisation to provide more customised attention to food, packaging, and medical device manufacturers in southeastern Europe via Morenos’ offices in each of these countries.”

Sturm said having a partner with offices close to manufacturing facilities would help the company boost its level of service.

“Our objective is to help brand owners quickly and accurately address issues related to permeation testing, package integrity, shelf-life evaluation, cost reduction and safety,” added the Lippke chief.