ePac Flexible Packaging, a leader in quick turnaround, short and medium run-length flexible packaging, has announced it will accelerate its growth and transition to a global enterprise over the next 18 months. Eleven new sales and manufacturing locations will be established across Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East/North Africa and North America bringing ePac’s global footprint to 36 locations.
In the Asia Pacific region, second plants will be added in Australia and Indonesia, and a new operation will start up in Malaysia. ePac set up its first Australian production facility in Coburg, Melbourne in 2021. The second Australian site is expected to be opened in Sydney. The company also plans to establish an Asia-based Global Services group to manage operations in the region.
Established in 2016, ePac is based on a disruptive business model that includes: an all-digital and highly automated technology platform centred on HP Indigo’s 20000/25K platform; a commitment to the communities where its plants are established; and a focus on helping small and medium-sized brands compete and grow.
As the company has expanded its broad network of facilities and geographic coverage, it has enabled the rapid start-up of new plants and created the ability to split long-run jobs among multiple plants. ePac’s platform is capable of serving all but the longest of run lengths.
According to Jack Knott, ePac CEO, “To manage our growth and operations our company is transitioning from ePac Holdings to ePac Global with an infrastructure to optimise market knowledge and growth in each country we are in.”
ePac’s first Australian premises in Coburg, Victoria