ePac to open second UK site
Published: 16 December 2019 | No comments yet
ePac is using digital printing to disrupt the flexible packaging market, globally
ePac Flexible Packaging is to open a second site in the UK, shortly after the opening of its debut site in Europe at Silverstone.
ePac Silverstone was inaugurated at the beginning of December. The second site in the UK is due to come online in the second half of next year and will serve the North of England. ePac Holdings Europe is now investigating further locations across Europe as the parent company continues its rapid expansion into new territories. The Asia-Pacific region is the next major market to be opened up by the digital flexible packaging specialist, whilst it also continues to expand its domestic market in the US.
ePac Holdings Europe has turned its attention to mainland Europe and is actively searching for the most strategic locations to establish more manufacturing centres. Each site will deliver flexible packaging, printed utilising HP Indigo technology, in under 15 business days for pouches and 10 days for roll stock.
ePac UK managing director and managing partner John Peat said, ‘Right from the start, it has been the plan to cover each region with its own facility. We have the ability to replicate this flexible platform and service model anywhere but mould it to fit the different regions and countries.
‘Building on the huge success in the US and the first site here, we will continue to roll out across the UK and into Europe. For the time being, the UK sites will serve Europe as we build up our customer base, with the view toward setting up shop in other countries as demand continues to grow.’
Johnny Hobeika, managing director at ePac Holdings Europe, said, ‘While we serve brands of all sizes, we particularly focus on small to medium-sized brands and help them get their products to market in packaging that rivals their global competitors. By setting up smaller and very agile sites in each region, we can build close relationships with local producers, add value and then continue to support them as they grow. We are community focused and committed to giving our customers a chance to compete against larger rivals.’
He added. ‘Although ePac is now a global company, it is not run like a big corporation. Each facility is managed by local partners who have invested their own equity and are engaging directly with the community around them. At the same time, we all collaborate and support each other. This ensures that our customers can rely on ePac to deliver on time, every time, and it is what makes us unique.’