September 21, 2023

Craftsmanship and creativity drive KDV progress in label business

BizTimes: What’s your company philosophy? What units you aside?

Keith Walz: “At KDV, we’re dependable, reliable, and easy specializing in one of the best curiosity of our prospects, staff, and neighborhood. This philosophy guided our model refresh simply over a yr in the past once we formalized our core values: care, craftsmanship, creativity, and collaboration. Everybody at KDV units our company philosophy aside from these of different corporations. Residing our values appears to return naturally for our staff and our prospects reap the advantages!”

BizTimes: What alternatives do you see on the horizon in your business?

Walz: “The strain delicate label market may be very massive with a fragmented and various set of suppliers. The form of this market alone creates each alternatives and challenges. KDV is targeted on enhancing our digital print manufacturing capabilities to supply prospects enhanced high quality, shorter lead occasions, and decrease prices for brief manufacturing runs, leveraging environment friendly manufacturing processes and scale to develop our foothold in finish markets and buying different label producers with the same tradition and philosophy to increase our attain into new markets and geographies.”

BizTimes: Does your organization have any new merchandise, providers to announce?

Walz: “This yr, we anticipate leapfrogging a big portion of the market in each sustainability choices and digital printing capabilities. Each areas are altering quickly within the label business, and we have now been working diligently to assist our prospects and have the ability to assist information and advance their packaging. Now we have prioritized our sustainability sources to pinpoint label options that make significant, optimistic environmental impression whereas sustaining the worth proposition we have now established with the manufacturers we serve.  By the tip of the yr, we can have one of the crucial superior digital presses within the business and aligned it to, what we wish to name, our distinctive production-powerhouse methodology. This important development in our digital printing capabilities will synchronize worth and high quality features for our prospects.”

BizTimes: The place do you see your organization in 5 years?

Walz: “I see us rising our attain and capabilities as a frontrunner within the packaging business whereas persevering with to set the bar excessive for serving our prospects. As we strategy KDV’s fiftieth anniversary in 2024, our aim is to proceed to develop. Now we have established an aggressive strategic plan that can see the enterprise leverage its present core capabilities to penetrate or develop into the meals, pet, nutraceuticals, and consumer-packaged-goods (CPG) automotive markets.  This may require the growth of our gross sales and advertising efforts to drive natural progress, which might be augmented with strategic acquisitions.”