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Visy built a corrugated packaging plant in Truganina, Melbourne, Australia, to enhance its corrugating and converting capacity in Victoria.
Construction works at the site began in March 2018 and the facility began operations in October the same year. The facility was officially opened in April 2019.
Built with an investment of $100m, the new cardboard plant generated 85 jobs for locals. It is capable of manufacturing one million corrugated cardboard cartons a day, allowing the company to meet the increasing demand for cost-effective packaging.
Visy’s corrugated packaging plant details
The corrugated packaging facility has a floor area of 36,500m² and is equipped with advanced technology to produce high-quality corrugated cardboard products such as regular slotted cartons (RSC) and die-cut cartons.
Cardboard boxes produced at the plant are supplied to producers, manufacturers, and retailers in Victoria’s food and beverage market. Boxes are used for packaging dairy, beverage, meat, fruit and produce, packaged food, industrial, as well as other non-food products.
Cardboard making process at Visy’s plant
Visy’s new facility manufactures corrugated cardboard using 100% recycled kraft paper and cardboard, certified according to the Australian Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) standards.
The high-value kraft paper rolls are made through pulping and screening of baled paper and cardboard at Visy’s paper mills across Australia.
Kraft paper rolls are transported to the cardboard manufacturing and distribution plant, where the layers of brown paper are crimped in a corrugator to make corrugated cardboard. The cardboard is then conveyed to a printing machine for printing design through high-quality flexographic and pre-print processes according to customer needs.
Cardboard is then processed through other machines for die-cutting and gluing to produce the corrugated RSC and die-cut carton boxes, which are inspected before being delivered to customers in either flat single or multi-pack formats.
Benefits of Visy’s corrugated packaging facility
The corrugated packaging plant supports the Victorian economy through the creation of jobs.
Visy’s facility is part of Visy’s plan to invest $2bn in technologies that generate 5,000 manufacturing jobs for Australian natives by expanding its operations through 2027. The programme will increase the company’s total spending in the country to $8bn and support a combined 30,000 direct and indirect jobs upon completion.
The plant was supported by the Victoria Government as part of a $130m investment in the region’s manufacturing sector, which contributes $27.7bn to the economy.
Marketing commentary on Visy
Founded in 1948, Visy provides fully integrated, sustainable packaging solutions for a variety of markets. The company also recovers and recycles cardboard, paper, aluminium, plastic, steel, and glass materials.
Headquartered in Victoria, Australia, Visy has a presence in more than 120 locations in Thailand, Australia, New Zealand, US, the rest of Asia, and Europe.
The new facility in Truganina is the company’s second plant in the region. The company previously opened a $46m purpose-built cardboard manufacturing and distribution facility in Truganina.
During 2017 and 2018, Visy produced 843,000t fibre packaging, 749 million beverage cartons, and 545 million steel food cans. It recycled 1.8 million tonnes of paper and cardboard during the same period.
The company’s product portfolio comprises cartons, food and beverage cans, cardboard boxes, fibre pallets, and a range of plastics, as well as point of sale and shelf-ready packaging.
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