Global company ePac Flexible Packaging has revealed plans to develop 11 sales and manufacturing locations as part of efforts to expedite its global growth.

The new sites will be located in Europe, Asia-Pacific (APAC), the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) and North America and be developed over the next 18 months.

In Europe, ePac will add one facility each in the UK, France and Poland.

The company will also open ePac Innsbruck in Austria in the fourth quarter (Q4) of this year, as well as new sites in the Netherlands and Scandinavia.

To expand its operations in the APAC region, ePac will add its second plants in Indonesia and Australia, as well as launch operations in Malaysia.

The company will also form an Asia-based Global Services group to manage its operations in the region.

In addition, ePac West Africa in Ghana is scheduled to open in Q4 2022, while the company is currently exploring new sites in Kenya and Turkey.

The company is set to open ePac Montreal early next year, along with three additional plants in the US to strengthen its North America operations.

Once completed, the expansion will increase ePac’s global footprint to 36 locations.

ePac CEO Jack Knott said: “To manage our growth and operations, our company is transitioning from ePac Holdings to ePac Global with an infrastructure to optimise market knowledge and growth in each country we are in.”

Established in 2016, ePac is a provider of quick turn, short and medium run-length flexible packaging.

Earlier this year, the company shared plans to develop facilities in North America’s north-east, mid-west, south-east and south-west over the next two years.

ePac also plans to open its second location in the US’ Mountain states and increase the print and pouch-making capacity of its existing operations.