Last week sales representatives from worldwide Verder offices attended a brilliant training session at their Packo (a Verder company) factory in Diksmuide, Belgium. The training involved touring the state-of-the-art facilities and hands-on sessions demonstrating new products and technologies. A great time was had by all, especially during the tour of the Omer brewery, which uses a large selection of Packo pumps.
During a particularly fun session, colleagues dismantled and rebuilt Verderair diaphragm pumps, taking them down to the bare materials and exploring the contents. This proved how simple and easy they were to take maintain. Getting to do this for ourselves really helped understand the technical concept and how we can explain the technology to our customers.
Another group favourite was a practical session with the Packo VPCP pump. This is the vegetable pump and is the biggest available on the market! Everyone enjoyed testing the capabilities of this using the demonstration model, adding different fruits and vegetables, and seeing how they fared. Using models and graphs to calculate the ideal flow rate for the pump, the produce was put through its paces. As this model is used for demonstrations, it wasn’t connected to an outlet pipe, so one member of the group had the difficult job of catching the fruit. It’s safe to say, they should all stick to engineering rather than catching!
One of the best parts for everyone was seeing the pumps in action. A visit to family run Belgian brewery, Omer, gave Verder a first first-hand look at why Packo pumps are chosen in such hygienic applications. The tour guide explained the key elements in the production of beer and why Packo pumps aid this process. They allow control of almost every step, and eliminate the risk of contamination, leading to an overall more efficient and cost-effective process.
Packo hygienic pumps are produced entirely in Belgium and shipped to a worldwide network of customers who use these pumps for a wide range of applications in many industries. This hygienic range are particularly well suited to food and beverage applications, making them ideal for breweries and other production facilities.