Food packaging specialist Faerch Plast is planning to expand its operations to Australia, New Zealand, the US, Canada, South Africa, the Middle East and Israel.
The company is building a network of overseas distributors, as well as investing in a team to support its growth beyond its EU home market.
As part of its expansion plans, the company will focus on the distribution of crystalline polyethylene terephthalate (CPET) containers for frozen and chilled convenience meals.
CPET offers greater temperature tolerance from -40°F (-40°C) to 428°F (220°C) for freezer-to-oven or microwave convenience. These containers are claimed to be capable of eliminating negative effects on food flavour and aroma.
Faerch Plast overseas markets sales director Joe Iannindardo said: "We have an unrivalled reputation as a market leader in CPET containers for the European frozen and chilled convenience food industry and we are looking forward to establishing and working with a network of highly reputable distributors to replicate this success across the rest of the world."
Besides CPET containers, the company also plans to expand the availability of its dual-colour packs for enhanced on-shelf appeal and product differentiation and frost trays for shatter-resistance at low-temperatures.
Faerch Plast will debut containers produced from its MAPET II mono-material into the regions where it is not already present. The packs made from MAPET II are claimed to offer robust top sealing of fresh meat, poultry and fish.
These packs offer the same properties as multi-layer materials but are more cost-effective, secure and environmentally friendly when compared to non-recyclable laminates.
Targeted at high-end convenience food products, Faerch Plast's dual colour CPET trays feature one colour on the outside surface and another on the inside.
Produced from a single substrate using rPET, MAPET II trays are available in a wide range of colours and transparent versions that offer clarity due to the absence of a hazy PE layer.
Image: Targeted at high-end convenience food products, Faerch Plast's dual colour CPET trays feature one colour on the outside surface and another on the inside. Photo: courtesy of Faerch Plast.