Flexible packaging solutions provider Scholle IPN has opened a new manufacturing facility in Santiago, Chile.
The new plant will manufacture bag-in-box style flexible packaging for institutional and retail markets, as well as consumer-friendly spouted pouch packaging.
Scholle IPN president and CEO Eli Carmeli said: “Scholle IPN has 14 packaging manufacturing sites, two filling equipment manufacturing sites, and four sales offices located across five continents.
“Our strategy has always been to build and manufacture in locations that best serve our customers and their markets in an economic and logistically smart way.
“The Latin American region has an impressive growth rate, and we identified Chile as a key country and location from which to establish production and services.”
The 2,000m2 plant includes offices, a warehouse, and a clean room environment for specialised manufacturing of spouted pouches and bag-in-box.
The company repurposed high-quality manufacturing procedures used in its Vinhedo, Brazil facility to enhance production for 3l to 220l bag-in-box packages, as well as the smaller CleanPouch product line.
With the additional capacity in the region, the company will help its customers to improve supply risk management.
Scholle IPN produces flexible packaging for wine, dairy products, processed fruits and vegetables in the Latin American market.
The company recently announced that it had delivered 25 million packages to market since production commenced in 2008.
Image: Scholle IPN expands its flexible packaging manufacturing footprint with a new plant in Santiago, Chile. Photo: courtesy of PRNewsfoto / Scholle IPN.