The first ePac Flexible Packaging site in Europe, ePac UK Silverstone, is ramping up production ahead of its official opening in early December.

ePac UK Silverstone will have its grand opening on 4 December at a brand-new production facility at Arrow Park in Brackley, Northamptonshire. 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 24,200 sq ft site, where multiple HP Indigo 20000 digital presses and pouch-making equipment will serve the local market with custom-printed packaging.

John Peat, managing director and managing partner, ePac UK, said, ‘We are delivering on our promise to disrupt the market by ramping up to full production at Silverstone at an incredibly fast pace. 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.’

Mr Peat has joined the growing team at ePac UK, which has more recently been augmented with the addition of Emma Winton as regional sales manager – North.

The official opening of the first UK site comes as ePac Flexible Packaging continues its rapid acceleration globally with a record-breaking $100 million investment in printing technology, services and supplies. This latest expansion will double production capacity over the next year by taking the company’s total number of HP Indigo digital presses from 28 in 12 locations to 52 in 20 locations in North America and Europe.

ePac Holdings Europe managing director Johnny Hobeika said, ‘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.’

Mr Hobeika is presenting at this week’s Digital Print for Brand Success Conference 2019 in London,