Packaging equipment manufacturer Ilapak is planning to open a new production facility in the US, as demand for its range of solutions grows.
Spread over an area of around 80,000ft², the temperature-controlled manufacturing facility will allow the company to test in conditions that resemble customer conditions.
The facility will also house an R&D team, which is focused on engineering solutions for the North American market, as well as a quick-response service centre and a customer innovation and demonstration area.
It is expected to open in January 2016, with the launch of a new range of US-made Carrera flowrappers and increased production for the Delta Systems range of full-line solutions.
Ilapak Commercial vice-president Guy Levy said: "We’ve always tailored our solutions to reflect our customers’ specific needs in different parts of the World, [and] we are now taking this approach to the next level with a wider range of US-made Ilapak solutions, manufactured in a brand new world-class facility.
"We’re proud to be investing and extending our manufacturing production further in the US, and above all, that we will be able to serve our US customers better than ever before."
Ilapak is also planning to expand the site with an additional 20,000ft² manufacturing capacity in the future, as part of its growth strategy for the North American market.
Headquartered in Switzerland, Ilapak currently operates three other manufacturing plants in Italy, Switzerland, and China.