Worldwide Dispensers, the precision-injection molding unit of DS Smith plastics division, has opened a new manufacturing facility in Illinois, US.
The facility is said to form part of DS Smith’s commitment to expand its position in North America by offering unique packaging solutions.
Spread over an area of around 67,000 ft², the facility is fully operational, running 24h shifts, seven days a week.
With ten injection moulding machines and two assembly cells, the facility is expected to be expanded further.
Worldwide Dispensers North America general manager Mark Kurtzweg said: "This new facility is our third in North America and it comes in response to an increase in market demand.
"By expanding our operational capabilities, we will be able to meet customer demands while maintaining the same high standards of service, quality and innovation that our customers are used to."
DS Smith plastics division North America president Kevin Grogan said: "Our new location, strategically located in Bolingbrook, Illinois, builds on DS Smith’s unique strengths and commitment to expand our position in North America by offering unique packaging solutions to the markets we serve."
DS Smith plastics division is a fast-growing division of the company, which is valued around $6bn. The company primarily focuses on the three main areas of flexible packaging and dispensing solutions, rigid packaging and foam products.
It supplies flexible packaging and dispensing solutions and operates from five manufacturing facilities, with one located in California and two facilities each in Illinois and Minnesota.
Image: DS Smith plastics division has recently launched a new fold-flat plastics container, Duca-Pak. Photo: courtesy of DS Smith.