Australia-based packaging company Zacpac has unveiled a new $25m manufacturing facility in Gold Coast, Queensland.
The new facility, which is spread over an area of around 8,000m², will expand the company's capacity to produce corrugated packaging, litho laminated packaging and litho cartons.
Expected to become fully operational by early 2015, the facility will complement the company's existing distribution warehouse on the Gold Coast and will help in decreasing turnaround times for customers.
The company said that its workforce will grow to 100 employees from the current 30 over the coming year, while increasing production and services from northern NSW to North Queensland.
The first machine that became operational at the facility was a BCS Autobox automated custom box maker supplied by DES.
This machine is capable of producing boxes in a variety of shapes and sizes, ranging from a small cupcake box up to a double-sized fridge, according to the demands of customers. It can start production straightaway and can shift from one size to another automatically.