INX International UK Ltd. officials will host a grand opening event at its new manufacturing facility in Heywood, England, on 16 April. The largest dedicated two-piece ink structure outside the US reflects the company’s increased market share and efforts to accommodate expanded business in the beer and beverage can market throughout Europe and the Middle East.
INX president and CEO Rick Clendenning said: "This new facility, along with our site in Charlotte, North Carolina, shows our long-term commitment to the metal decorating industry and our customers globally.
"It has been an important part of our company’s business for more than 50 years."
INX broke ground on the new complex in March 2012. At 40,000ft², it is 75% larger than the building it replaces in Rochdale, where the blending and storing of ink for printing beer and soft drink cans began in 1992.
Equipped with the latest in energy-saving technology, the Heywood facility employs more than 60 people and features the most efficient ink producing equipment for two-piece metal decorating inks. INX has future plans to manufacture three-piece metal decorating inks at this location. The expanded space also offers a large laboratory to conduct more local R&D work and technical services to support customers in a timely manner.
The event for customers will be held from 10am-2pm and is by invitation only. Media interested in attending should contact Sandie Ellaby (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more details.