High-technology packaging systems specialist Tech-Long USA is planning to expand its operations in Gwinnett County, Georgia, US, which will create 130 new jobs over a period of ten years.

The $5m expansion at the 25,000ft² facility in the city of Duluth includes manufacturing components and replacement parts for its machinery and possibly manufacturing consumable beverage products.

The facility is said to become the company’s centre of parts and service excellence for the Americas.

"Tech-Long has aggressive growth plans in the Americas and we are constantly releasing new product innovations of interest to the America’s market."

It will also have some significant manufacturing operations as the company expands its presence into the liquid packaging markets in Canada, the US, the Caribbean, Mexico and South America.

Tech-Long USA CEO Keith Boss said: "Tech-Long has aggressive growth plans in the Americas and we are constantly releasing new product innovations of interest to the America’s market.

"This expansion reinforces our position as a global leader in the packaging equipment industry. We are looking forward to bringing further investment and new competencies to the local area and to contributing to the economy here in the City of Duluth and Gwinnett County."

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The company recently introduced G-5 rotary stretch blow-moulding machine, which produces PET bottles at speeds of 2,400 bottles per hour, per cavity on machines ranging from six to 32 cavities.

Tech Long supplies packaging systems and turnkey solutions to the bottling and packaging industries in China, and has customers in 110 different countries.

The company’s customers include more than 40 multinational companies such as Nestle, Pepsi-Cola, Coca Cola, Danone, San Miguel and many other well-known brands.

Image: Tech-Long USA brings new jobs to Metro Atlanta. Photo: courtesy of Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce.