Mexican packaging solutions provider Cartograf has announced plans to invest $65.3m for opening a first folding and micro-corrugated package printing facility in Virginia, US.
To be located on a 100-acre site in the Meadowville Technology Park in Chesterfield County, the project will create 63 new jobs.
Virginia governor Raplh S Northam said: “Securing Cartograf’s first operation in the United States is a significant win for Virginia and is a strong testament to the outstanding global connectivity that we offer manufacturers of all sizes.
“By locating in the greater Richmond region, Cartograf will have access to major markets and the Port of Virginia, which will support the company’s continued growth for years to come. We thank the company for choosing to locate in Chesterfield County, and we are honoured to welcome Cartograf to our Commonwealth.”
The Virginia project would be Cartograf’s first folding and package printing facility in the US. It will be built to meet the increasing demand for its products in the US and Canadian markets.
Cartograf president Juan Jose Páramo Riestra said: “For the past 30 years, Cartograf has partnered with worldwide brands across a diverse group of industries and our products are part of people’s everyday lives through a large array of packaging solutions.
“Cartograf’s main facilities are located in Aguascalientes, Mexico, and as a result of constant organic growth and a substantial market share increase, the company is proud to announce its first overseas expansion, consisting of a new manufacturing facility located in the Meadowville Technology Park in Chesterfield, Virginia. “
Governor Northam has approved the $750,000 grant from the Commonwealth’s Opportunity Fund to help Chesterfield County with the project.
The Mexican firm is also eligible to receive benefits from the Port of Virginia Economic and Infrastructure Development Zone Grant Program.
Based in Mexico City, Cartograf was opened in 1986. The company offers folding and micro-corrugated printed packaging solutions to more than 40 customers in various industrial sectors across the world, including food and beverage, personal hygiene, confectionery and home products.