ePac Flexible Packaging (ePac) recently celebrated the grand opening of its first Australian manufacturing facility in Melbourne’s thriving industrial district, Coburg North.
The $10 million investment is projected to create 40 new jobs in 2022 and up to 160 new jobs in Australia by 2026, offering a sizeable boost to the Australian economy.
ePac delivers fast, cost-effective, onshore flexible packaging to local businesses, earning them a place next to big brands on supermarket shelves.
With the recent addition of a second pouch production line, ePac said its new manufacturing facility is equipped to respond to the growing demand of Australian start-ups looking to scale up their offerings, which has been accelerated by ongoing international supply chain issues and a rising popularity in the support local movement.
ePac Flexible Packaging Australia managing director Jason Brown said,”In recent years, Australians have increased their support for small businesses in their community.
“ePac’s first Australian manufacturing site comes at an opportune time, providing small business owners who are looking to scale up with a fast, cost-effective and sustainable offering to meet their packaging needs.
“ePac is proud to play a role in revitalising the local community by supporting small businesses whilst also creating new jobs.”
Armed with digital printing technology, ePac’s first Australian manufacturing site incorporates an order-to-demand model, avoiding the hassle of sunken costs associated with inventory and obsolescence, while circumventing pressures on global supply chains.
ePac offers brands a range of sustainable packaging product lines, encouraging brands to meet and exceed their sustainability goals in not just their packaging selection, but in their business model.
Looking ahead, ePac said it plans to further its mission of reducing carbon footprint and unnecessary waste by establishing a new line of compostable packaging by the end of the year.
Here are more photos from the official opening: