ePac Flexible Packaging has placed the largest single order yet for HP Indigo presses, with a commitment to a further 50 units to be installed at 36 new and existing sites spanning five continents. It will accelerate ePac’s record-breaking production capacity as it continues to disrupt the global flexible packaging market.
The digitally-based, flexible packaging company is driven by its mission to help brands and businesses of all sizes remain competitive with a variety of flexible packaging solutions. ePac leverages the latest in digital print technology, providing its customers with a quick and easy way to purchase custom-printed flexible packaging.
It has been a principal adopter of HP Indigo digital presses since its inception in 2016. Over the past six years, the company’s fleet of HP Indigo digital presses has grown exponentially, overseeing large-scale investments of HP Indigo 20000 and HP Indigo 25K digital presses.
ePac Chief Operating Officer Virag Patel commented: “Our 50-press acquisition will enhance ePac’s record-breaking flexible packaging production on HP Indigo digital presses, further rooting our longstanding collaboration with HP. This transition will leverage ePac’s vast market experience together with HP’s unique digital printing technology.”
Haim Levit, General Manager of HP’s Industrial Print Business, stated, “ePac Flexible Packaging is leading the global digital flexible packaging movement as it continues to replicate its HP Indigo-based business model in new locations around the world. ePac’s vision to utilise digital print to give a voice to small and medium brands and revitalise local communities exemplifies our joint values and demonstrates the power of digital to have a meaningful global impact.”
The bulk of ePac’s operations are currently in North America, followed by Europe. 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.
Packaging giant Amcor has a minority stake in ePac, and recently confirmed that it would make a further strategic investment of up to USD45 million in the fast-growing business.
ePac Chief Operating Officer Virag Patel and Haim Levit, General Manager of HP’s Industrial Print Business, sign the record-breaking deal