Digitally-based flexible packaging company ePac has announced plans to expand its operations in response to a growing customer base.

The company, which provides market custom printed finished pouches and roll stock, has been adding new manufacturing facilities across North America this year.

Last month, ePac Flexible Packaging announced plans to open a new facility near Sacramento, which is a joint venture between Karma Packaging and ePac Holdings. The facility will serve the Northern California area.

It also added printing and finishing equipment to its existing operations.

ePac chief operating officer Virag Patel said: “When we first opened ePac our strategy was to run with two HP Indigo 20000’s in each plant. We’ve revised that thinking and are now adding a third press along with additional downstream processing equipment in many of our locations.

“With the added capacity, along with our interconnected facilities across the US, we’ll continue to push the envelope in service delivery time.”

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The company’s expansion is expected to run through the balance of 2020 and into 2021.

These new facilities will enable ePac to also handle longer run length jobs.

ePac CEO Jack Knott said: “With 14 plants in the US plus one each in Canada, the UK and Indonesia, we’ll exceed $100m in annual sales this year and double again in 2021.

“From a Greenfield less than four years ago with no assets or customers, ePac will soon break into the top 25 of flexible packaging converters.”

In November last year, ePac announced plans to invest in new HP Indigo 20000 digital presses after securing an incremental order of 24 HP Indigo 20000 presses.