Trade Wave GmbH, Kassel, Germany, is a prominent name in the ice cream and food industries in Europe and the Middle- and Far East that is now making its products and services available to the North American Market.

Trade Wave GmbH, Kassel, Germany, is a prominent name in the ice cream and food industries in Europe and the Middle- and Far East that is now making its products and services available to the North American Market. The company and its strategic partners are specialists in innovative packaging development and sales. “We have expertise in packaging, filling technology, and line efficiency in the ice cream industry,” says Ralf Arndt, managing dir. “By keeping our focus on only a few specific areas, we can provide our customers with advantages that will pay off in the long-run.”

Trade Wave’s product range includes a broad selection of cardboard-and plastic packaging, a variety of closing systems, baking products, edible decorations, confectioneries, chewing gums, plastic sticks and novelty articles. To find out more about the company and its products, visit www.tradewave.de. or phone: +49-561-5215650.

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