ePac Holdings Europe has established two new locations for its digital-only production plants in both Lyon in France and Wrocław in Poland, in line with its previously announced expansion plans into continental Europe.
ePac Flexible Packaging was founded in the US in 2016 by Jack Knott, Carl Joachim and Virag Patel with a vision to help small brands go to market, give back to the local community and offer a more sustainable way to achieve greater brand presence with high-quality packaging. The company has since opened facilities across the US, the UK, Canada and Asia. Under the ePac Holdings Europe umbrella, the first site in the UK opened in December 2019, at Silverstone.
‘Our tried and tested concept is setting a new standard in packaging, and we are very excited to take this to new customers in France and Poland as we continue to serve brands with high-quality packaging produced locally,’ said Johnny Hobeika, managing director of ePac Holdings Europe. ‘The European market is crying out for faster delivery, full flexibility and sustainable production, and the ePac model meets those demands with ease.’
The new manufacturing center in France will be strategically located near Lyon, in the town of Bourgoin Jallieu. Operations will be headed up by Jonathan Schmitt, who is the managing partner at ePac Lyon. The new ePac facility in Poland will be located in Wrocław, where Maciej Plamieniak will take the reins, and like ePac Lyon, orders will be fulfilled by the UK until full manufacturing is online.
‘Despite the challenges that the Covid-19 pandemic has brought, this is an incredibly exciting time and I welcome the new additions to the ePac family,’ added Hobeika. ‘We have come so far in such a short time, thanks to the dedication of all our people, and we are now ready to take the next step in our journey.’
As a full-service company, ePac supports its customers with packaging from initial idea to finished product. The company operates on an order-to-ship process, designed to take the complexity out of purchasing flexible packaging and has a particular focus on helping innovative small to medium-sized businesses.
Find out more about ePac Flexible Packaging in Issue 1, 2020 of Labels & Labeling.