ePac Flexible Packaging is to open a manufacturing location in Tangerang, Indonesia as the first step in its move into the Asia-Pacific region.

ePac Holdings Asia Pacific is the latest addition to the company’s global footprint, following rapid expansion in its home territory of North America since being established in 2016 and the more recent addition of activities in Europe with the opening of ePac Silverstone in the UK, the first manufacturing site under ePac Holdings Europe

 ePac Holdings Asia Pacific, located in Singapore, will manage the expansion into the Asia-Pacific region. Indonesia will be followed by additional operations in Southeast Asia and Australia/New Zealand. ePac Holdings Asia Pacific is led by director Hadi Widayat and is a collaborative investment between ePac Holdings US, Era Prima and the Indosterling group of companies.

Mr Widayat said, ‘We would like to empower local small businesses with flexible packaging products on par with the big brand owners to enable them to compete nationally and internationally. The short-run, quick turnaround philosophy of ePac will bring tremendous benefits for many local businesses that currently do not have the scale, capital, or expertise to compete.’

ePac Indonesia is slated to be operational in the second quarter of 2020. Sales in the region are scheduled to commence in early 2020.

ePac Flexible Packaging CEO Jack Knott said, ‘Our Asia-Pacific operations will be based on the same strategy that has grown our US and European operations, which is to serve our local communities with flexible packaging that competes with larger brands in design, structure and quality. We feel Indonesia is the perfect launching point for our Asia operations with a large population that is demanding local, small brands on a regional basis.’