Ricola

Fresh from the glacier

Icy planes high up in the Valais Alps. The myth. Shimmering glacier blue. The packaging of the new „Glacier mint“ represents what nature promises.

With Amagoo’s expertise, a significant challenge turns into a great success. More consistency over two printing processes and quality, less time and lower costs – the customer being very satisfied with the results.

Benito Cavallo

Head of purchasing

1
Task
New packaging for herb drops revealing a glacier myth.
2
Challenge
Simulating the shimmering blue of a glacier requires a new coating as well as high consistency in offset and gravure printing.
3
Solution
Iriodin pigments in both printing processes.

Amagoo's achievement

Project coordination (in cooperation with ECHT AG), printing technology support, verification packaging plant, print checks at the printing plant, ensuring color consistency.

Result

The customer benefits from know-how and expertise. Teamwork has been redefined. A professional, comprehensive solution. Ensuring consistent colors and print quality. Time and cost savings.

Conclusion / perspective

External project management has proven to be very successful and worthwhile. Amagoo will conduct more complex projects. The technology has convinced Ricola.

Interview with

Benito Cavallo

Head of purchasing

Mr. Cavallo, glacier mint was your first packaging project with Amagoo. How did it come to this collaboration?

We have learned from previous experiences. Amagoo convinced us in an initial meeting. We learned that with very complex projects experienced external support is essential.

Why Amagoo?

Benito Cavallo – Amagoo convinced us with its philosophy, services and expertise. With Amagoo we found a partner with whom we can approach and solve our work with a single entity. The strong focus on quality fits well with our requirements: Amagoo works with the latest technologies and tools that are crucial to deliver standardized results.

What are the specific strengths of this approach?

Benito Cavallo – Amagoo is highly professional, systematic and efficient. Amagoo’s streamlined project management and profound graphical experience help us to save costs and gain time. The structured approach brings process security and maximum transparency.


Where exactly did benefits emerge?

Benito Cavallo – We have cleared many questions in the Glacier mint project and thanks to a great cooperation we even managed to close knowledge gaps in the prepress area. These findings prepare us for future projects - clearly a valuable benefit. But what we value most is that the solution we found made us successful in the market: The demand for this new herb drop variety is enormous.

It is also important that Amagoo masters all the different printing methods and their requirements. This broad and deep expertise coming from one source is an extremely positive experience for us.

What are the concrete results of cooperation with Amagoo?

Benito Cavallo – An all-round satisfactory solution, developed by professional teamwork. Transparency in every project phase. An efficient, goal-oriented approach. Superior quality, constantly reproducible.

Ricola

Ricola Ltd. is one of the most modern and innovative manufacturers of herb drops in the world. Ricola exports more than 40 different ranges of herb drops and teas to over 50 countries. The family-run company has its headquarters in Laufen, near Basel, Switzerland. Subsidiary companies are located in Italy, the UK, Asia and the USA. Founded in 1930 by Emil Richterich, the company is still under family ownership. Ricola values high quality basic ingredients, in particular the herbs, which are cultivated in the Swiss mountains using natural farming methods.

Ricola Ltd. is also committed to economically, socially and ecologically sustainable company management. As a major employer of over 400 employees it takes its corporate responsibilities seriously. Traditional values of a family-run enterprise coupled with Swiss quality and a passion for innovation define the success of the Ricola global brand.