Multinational flexible packaging company ePac Flexible Packaging has announced plans to open a full-service sales and manufacturing facility in Kansas City, Missouri.

The facility will serve brands of all sizes and is due to open next year.

ePac has already started accepting orders, but the company’s other US locations will fulfil them until the Kansas City facility becomes operational.

ePac Kansas City general manager Randy Mackey said: “We’re excited to be able to bring ePac’s unique service model to local brands that need professional packaging to grow.

“As with the thousands of ePac clients around the world, our customers will benefit from delivery times of five to 15 business days and low minimum order quantities.”

ePac Flexible Packaging provides locally based consumer packaged goods firms with several types of flexible pouches and roll stock designed for short and medium-sized brands.

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The company operates facilities in the US, Canada, Europe and Asia, having opened its first in 2016.

The new Kansas City facility will be ePac’s 20th plant in total.

ePac CEO Jack Knott said: “In each market, we see a similar dynamic unfold – small and medium-sized businesses are growing at double digits, and our partnerships with them can and do help accelerate their growth.”

Last month, ePac Flexible Packaging began operations in Australia and is set to open its first Australian manufacturing facility in Melbourne in the fourth quarter of this year.

Earlier this year, the company expanded its operations in the Asia-Pacific region by opening a facility in Seoul, South Korea.

In June, ePac Flexible Packaging opened a plant in Greater Toronto, Canada, its second in the country. The company had announced plans for the facility in March.

The company runs on Hewlett Packard’s Indigo 20000 platform, which is designed to provide fast time to market and fulfil short and medium-run orders economically.