A new crepe paper production facility in Longkou in Shandong province of north-eastern China was unveiled in November 2012. The plant will produce crepe paper for medical packaging, as well as masking tapes for the building industry.
Almac (Almac Group) has launched operations at a new commercial pharmaceutical packaging facility in Audubon, in the state of Pennsylvania in the US. It was built by the Pharma Services unit of Almac, with an estimated investment of $10m.
Flexible packaging solutions provider American Packaging Corporation (APC) completed the construction of the first phase of its new packaging manufacturing facility in the town of Chili, Monroe County, New York, US, in June 2018.
Arla Senegal, a joint venture (JV) between global dairy company Arla Foods and Attieh Group, has opened the doors of a new milk powder packaging facility in Dakar, the capital city of the Republic of Senegal in West Africa, in May 2016.
Bosch Packaging Technology's plant in Hangzhou is located in the Economic and Technological Development Zone in Zhejiang province, China. The plant is owned by Bosch Packaging Technology (Hangzhou), a Chinese subsidiary of the Germany-based packaging and process technology major.
In November 2011, Bosch Packaging Technology announced that it had plans to expand its packaging machinery manufacturing operations in China. The expansion plans included the construction of a new facility at Chengdu in the province of Sichuan.
Carlsberg UK, the fourth largest brewer in the United Kingdom, expanded its Northampton brewery with the addition of a bottling plant in March 2013. Named as Carlsberg Cube, the facility is part of a £60m ($90m) development undertaken at the Northampton site.
The new Coca-Cola bottling plant in the city of Luohe in Henan province was opened in October 2010. It is the company's second largest production facility in China. The plant produces beverages such as Coca-Cola, Sprite, Fanta and Minute Maid.
Coca-Cola FEMSA, Mexico's biggest Coca-Cola franchise bottler, commissioned its new and modern beverage bottling plant in Tocancipa, a municipality and town in the Colombian state of Cundinamarca, in June 2015.
Global beverage major Coca-Cola launched PlantBottle™, a fully-recyclable polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottle made with 100% plant-based material, in June 2015, as part of its next-generation sustainable packaging initiative.
Comar, a plastic packaging and dispensing solutions provider based in the US, is developing a new manufacturing facility in Vineland, New Jersey, US. The facility will expand the operational capacity of the company’s existing manufacturing facility in Buena, New Jersey, to better serve the clients.
Integrated packaging solutions provider Conner Industries opened a new manufacturing facility in Tulsa, Oklahoma, US, in February 2020. The new facility is the company’s fourth manufacturing location and serves engineered packaging clients in Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Kansas.
Delkor Systems is a packaging equipment manufacturer based in Minnesota, US. The company sells its cartoning, case packing and robotic equipment to the food beverage and consumer product markets in North America, Australia and New Zealand.
Dole Packaged Foods has opened its third frozen fruit facility in the US in January 2021. Located in McDonough, Georgia, the new facility will allow Dole to provide more nutritious and healthy frozen fruit to its customers.
UK-based packaging company DS Smith started construction of a new display and consumer packaging plant in Erlensee, Main-Kinzig-Kreis, Germany, in August 2015, for the delivery of creative display and innovative consumer packaging solutions.
Ecolean is constructing its second packaging production facility in Landskrona, Sweden, with an investment of approximately €30m ($36m). The facility will employ 100 people upon completion of construction in 2020.
EcoCradle® is an eco-friendly packaging product made from crop waste and mushroom roots. The technology was developed by Ecovative Design, a US-based company that is engaged in the research and development of environment-friendly materials. These materials can be used in various industries including packaging, construction, automotive and consumer products.
Danone’s subsidiary Evian opened its new upgraded bottling plant located in Evian-les-Bains, France, in September 2017. The new plant became the first food and water facility to achieve carbon neutral status in the country.
Owens-Illinois (O-I), a leading glass bottle manufacturer based in the US, opened a new glass recycling plant in the state of Oregon, US, in a joint-venture with Californian company eCullet in December 2013.
Graham Packaging, a global supplier of plastic containers, started construction of a new plastic container manufacturing plant in South Central Kentucky Industrial Park in Bowling Green City, Kentucky, in August 2015.
Gulf Printing and Packaging, a new subsidiary of Kuwait-based printing and packaging material producer Al Khat Packaging Company (Al Khat), initiated the construction of a new packaging facility in Khalifa Industrial Zone (Kizad) in the UAE, in February 2016.
Indorama Ventures (IVL) will build its fourth PET resin manufacturing plant in the US, at Decatur in Morgan County of Alabama. The construction of the plant will start in 2013 and is expected to be completed by the end of 2015.
Kibar Holding's subsidiary Ispak Ambalaj opened a new manufacturing and production facility in Asim Kibar Organized Industrial Zone (AKOSB), Izmit, Turkey, marking one of the biggest flexible packaging plants in the country.
Jokey Treplas, the Spanish subsidiary of the Jokey Group, has developed a new production facility in Murcia. Located 16km away from its old facility in Molina de Segura in south-eastern Spain, the new facility will operate under the name Jokey Iberica.
KHS Group is upgrading and expanding its manufacturing headquarters at Juchostraße in Dortmund, Germany. The modernisation project will automate and digitalise the infrastructure and processes at the production facility.
Klöckner Pentaplast (KP), provider of rigid plastic film solutions for primary packaging of pharmaceuticals, opened a new state-of-the-art research and development (R&D) facility known as kp i.center in the University of Virginia Research Park in Charlottesville, Virginia, US, in March 2015.
Japanese multinational electronics and ceramics manufacturer Kyocera Corporation began construction of a new manufacturing facility at its existing Kyoto Ayabe complex in Ayabe City, Kyoto, in April 2016.
Lao Coca-Cola Bottling, a joint venture between ThaiNamthip (70%), a Coca-Cola bottler based in Thailand, and Laos-based PT Sole (30%), commissioned the first-ever Coca-Cola bottling plant in Laos in September 2015.
Mondi, a packaging and paper manufacturing company, announced a proposed expansion of its existing corrugated cardboard plant in Ansbach, Southern Germany, in 2019. The expansion will make the plant Europe’s largest comprehensive corrugated cardboard facility.
In February 2011, Nampak Plastics inaugurated its new bottle-in-plant facility built with an investment of £3.2m. The plant was constructed under a long-term agreement signed between Nampak and Northern Ireland's Dale Farm in March 2010.
Nestlé Waters UK started production at its new water bottling and warehouse facility at Waterswallows in Buxton, in the UK, in May 2012. The new Derbyshire-based facility is hailed as one of the most innovative and efficient bottling facilities in Europe.
Japanese plastic injection moulding machine manufacturer Nissei Plastic Industrial launched a new subsidiary named Nissei Plastic Machinery America in December 2016 as part of its growth strategy, which aims to boost the company’s global production and distribution network.
Nosco, a packaging solutions provider, has built a new Packaging Innovation Centre in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin, US, which will serve as the new corporate headquarters and carton and label production facility for the company.
NOVA Chemicals commissioned a new injection moulding unit and an advanced laboratory at its polyethylene research and development (R&D) facility, known as the Centre for Performance Applications, in the city of Calgary, Alberta, Canada, in September.
O-I (in April 2005 Owens-Illinois changed their name and began trading as O-I), one of the largest manufacturers of glass containers in the world, announced in September 2003 the start of construction of a new bottle manufacturing plant in Windsor, Northern Colorado, the US.
Papier-Mettler's new plastics recycling plant is located in the Hunsrück mountain region of Morbach in Germany. Construction of the new recycling plant was completed by the end of 2011, but official inauguration was held in February 2012.
Phoenix Technologies (Phoenix), a leading producer of recycled polyethylene terephthalate (rPET) based in Ohio, announced plans to expand its rPET recycling operation in Bowling Green city in Wood County, Ohio, in May 2015.
Piramal Glass, a provider of glass packaging solutions, is expanding its existing packaging plant in Jambusar in the Indian state of Gujarat. The estimated investment in the expansion project is Rs3bn ($42m).
rPlanet Earth opened a new closed-loop polyethylene terephthalate (PET) recycling facility in October 2018 in Vernon, California, US, which is touted to be the world’s first vertically integrated recycled PET (rPET) plant.
Schott is building a new plant at its existing site in Müllheim, Germany, to meet the increasing demand for prefillable sterile polymer syringes used for intravenous therapies, emergency drugs and highly viscous medications.
Schur Pack Germany, subsidiary of Danish cardboard packaging company Schur Pack, completed the construction of a high-tech folding carton facility in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, northern Germany, in September 2016.
Schutz, a German packaging products and solutions provider, opened its new intermediate bulk container (IBC) manufacturing facility in Yatala, Australia. The new facility manufactures intermediate bulk containers and also performs IBC and drum reconditioning.
Segezha Group, a Russian packaging solutions provider, is building a new paper packaging facility in the city of Ploiesti, Romania to expand its packaging production capabilities in Europe and enter new market segments.
Sharp Packaging Solutions, a division of Sharp Packaging Services and a provider of contract packaging solutions to the life sciences industry, has completed expansion of its contract packaging capabilities by 30% in Pennsylvania, US.
Germany-based SIG Combibloc completed the first construction phase at its first packaging plant in Brazil in July 2011. The new plant is located in Campo Largo near Curitiba, in the state of Paraná, and manufactures aseptic carton packs. SIG is investing €90m ($113m) in the construction of the plant over three phases.
Schweizerische Industrie Gesellschaft (SIG), an aseptic carton packaging solutions provider, announced plans to build a new production facility for printing, cutting and finishing of carton packs in Queretaro, Mexico, in April 2021.
Smurfit Kappa started operating a new containerboard machine at its paper mill in Los Reyes in Tlalnepantla, north of Mexico, in October 2017. The new machinery will increase the company’s containerboard production capacity while providing significant energy savings at the Los Reyes site.
US-based packaging products and services provider Sonoco announced the opening of its state-of-the-art innovative packaging solutions (iPS) research and development studio at its headquarters in Hartsville, South Carolina, in January 2016.
Stevanato Group is an Italian company that was founded in 1949 and is now one of the top three producers of glass tube containers for the pharmaceutical industry in the world. The company has two divisions: the glass division specialises in primary packaging of glass tube containers, such as vials, cartridges, ampoules and syringes for pharmaceutical and cosmetic use.
Stora Enso, a provider of renewable solutions in packaging, biomaterials, wood and paper, inaugurated the first phase of its integrated board and pulp mill facility located in Beihai city, Guangxi, China, in June 2016.
Tetra Pak announced its plan to build a new packaging plant in India in October 2008. The project aims to meet the packaging needs of the growing dairy and beverage industries in the country and the surrounding emerging markets.
Valley Packaging, a subsidiary of Green Bay Packaging, is expanding its operations in Pulaski, Tennessee, US, by investing approximately $30m to construct a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Giles County.
Verallia, the world's third biggest producer of glass packaging for food and beverages, is expanding its glass bottle manufacturing plant in Jacutinga, Minas Gerais, Brazil to double its production capacity.
W&S Recycling, a company based in the UK, announced in December 2012 that it would build a new materials recycling facility (MRF) in Poole, Dorset, UK. The new facility will be built at a cost of £10m ($16.2m) and replace W&S' existing plant in Poole. It is expected to be one of the most advanced MRFs in the UK.
Walki’s new packaging plant in Wrocław, Poland, was officially opened in September 2013. It is built on 2.25ha previously unused land located at Wrocław East Logistics Centre in Kiełczowska Street, north-east of Wroclaw.
West Pharmaceutical Services, a global manufacturer of pharmaceutical packaging and delivery systems, opened its new manufacturing plant in Waterford, Ireland, in July 2018, as part of an expansion of global manufacturing operations.
Winpak’s rigid packaging and flexible lidding materials division, Winpak Portion Packaging, began the construction of a 348,000ft² expansion to its existing facility at the LogistiCenter in Sauk Village in Illinois, US, in April 2016.