ePac Holdings Europe is opening its first two sites on the continent, as it makes good on its promise to expand its footprint in Europe.

ePac Holdings Europe was created last year, with its first site in the UK. It is the European arm of digital flexible package printing disruptor ePac Flexible Packaging, which has set itself the target of reaching $200 million in sales in 2021. This includes expansion in its home market of North America, across Asia, and in Europe.

The first two countries in Europe to establish digital-only production plants are France and Poland, where local partners will be leveraging ePac’s business model, which delivers custom printed roll-stock and finished pouches within 10–15 business days, after artwork approval.  The manufacturing centre 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 Wroclaw, where Maciej Plamieniak will take the reins, and like ePac Lyon, orders will be fulfilled from the UK until full manufacturing is online.  

Johnny Hobeika, managing director at ePac Holdings Europe, said, ‘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. The European market is crying out for faster delivery, full flexibility and sustainable production, and the ePac model meets those demands with ease.’