The digital-only, flexible packaging specialist ePac UK has announced the opening of its new production facility at Arrow Park in Brackley on 4 December 2019. This is the company’s first UK site on top of 17 plants already operational or opening across North America.
With the first orders already rolling off the production line, ePac UK Silverstone will be welcoming 200 guests for the official opening ceremony and tour of the 24,200sqft site, where multiple HP Indigo 20000 digital presses and pouch-making equipment will serve the local market with custom-printed packaging.
‘We are delivering on our promise to disrupt the market by ramping up to full production at Silverstone at an incredibly fast pace,’ said John Peat, managing director and managing partner at ePac UK. ‘After a lot of hard work, we are ready to show the UK market how digitally printed flexible packaging from ePac is changing perceptions on a global scale. This is an exciting time for the whole team, and we are looking forward to welcoming our guests on 4 December.’
The official opening of the first UK site comes as ePac Flexible Packaging continues its rapid acceleration globally with a 100 million USD investment in printing technology, services and supplies. This latest expansion will double production capacity over the next year by taking the total number of HP Indigo digital presses from 28 in 12 locations to 52 in 20 locations.
Johnny Hobeika, managing director of ePac Holdings Europe, added: ‘We’re at a turning point in the history of flexible packaging and there is no going back. Delivering high quality products in 10–15 days is fast becoming the norm, and brands are waking up to the fact that they can have what they want, when they want it and change their designs at short notice. ePac offers a simple and effective business model that is challenging the status quo and it is a great time to be involved.’