ePac Flexible Packaging has announced plans to open a new facility near Sacramento, serving the Northern California area.

To be located at 1601 Aviation Blvd Suite 125, Lincoln, CA 95648, the ePac Sacramento facility is a joint venture between Karma Packaging and ePac Holdings.

It will be managed by Sacramento native and business owner Pete Rogers.

In relation to the announcement, the company started taking orders, with fulfilment handled by other ePac US locations.

The new manufacturing facility is expected to be opened in the third quarter of this year and will serve Northern California area.

ePac COO Virag Patel said: “We’re excited to add Northern California to the ePac network. We currently have 16 locations running and serving local brands and communities in the US, Canada, England, and Indonesia.

“Our network of manufacturing plants gives us the ability to serve local businesses everywhere, and digitally transfer production of any product to locations of our customer’s choosing to meet short delivery times, and minimise shipping costs. No other flexible packaging supplier can achieve this and ship finished products in 3 weeks or less.”

ePac is said to be one of the leaders in fast time to market, short and medium run length pouches and rollstock.

It is also the first company to be created based entirely on break-through digital printing technology from Hewlett Packard, the Indigo 20000.

In November last year, ePac, which provides HP Indigo digital flexible packaging announced plans to invest in new HP Indigo 20000 digital presses.