PALO ALTO, CALIF. — Following recent investments to expand ePac Flexible Packaging’s digital printing capacity, operational breadth and consumer base, the company announced it set a new production record in early 2020.
The volume of impressions — or printing cycles — from January 2019 to January 2020 has tripled, according to the company. ePac uses HP Ingido 20000 digital printers to offer a quick-to-market packaging solution for small- to medium-sized businesses.
“Our customers have discovered the advantages of locally sourced, fast turnaround packaging as a means to drive market expansion of their brand. A high percentage of orders today are coming from returning customers,” said Carl Joachim, chief marketing officer at ePac.
In November 2019, the company invested $100 million to nearly double the number of HP Indigo 20000 digital printers in its arsenal.
Since its founding in 2016, ePac has established nine packaging facilities across the US, with four currently under construction, one operating in Vancouver, Canada, another in Silverstone, United Kingdom, and a facility in Bandara Mas, Tangerang, Indonesia in mid-2020.
ePac plans to open new packaging facilities in Cleveland, Philadelphia, Seattle, and Richmond, VA in 2020, and continue expanding its operations in Europe. The company’s goal is to operate 20 global locations by the end of 2020.
The company’s Boston packaging plant was the first to receive Safe Quality Food (SQF) Certification earlier this year.
“ePac is leading the digital flexible packaging movement worldwide, as it successfully replicates its HP Indigo digital printing-based business model in new locations. This expansion provides new opportunities for brands and end users benefit from digital printing advantages, including fast turnaround, no minimum order quantities, low waste and unlimited variable data for targeting, customization and personalization,” said Alon Bar-Shany, general manager at HP Indigo.
Pet food is one of the company’s key markets, along with coffee, supplements, health and beauty products, organic foods, cheese and dairy products, confectionery, and snack products.
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