Global digital printing for flexible packaging company ePac Flexible Packaging has launched in Australia, with its first manufacturing facility due to open its doors in Melbourne in the fourth quarter of this year.
The new manufacturing facility will be located eight kilometres from the Melbourne CBD, at the new Newlands Road food manufacturing hub in Coburg, bringing its digital printing technology to the local scene.
ePac is based entirely on digital printing technology from HP, namely the Indigo 20000.
The company said this technology platform enables it to provide fast time to market – between five to 15 business days, economical short and medium run length jobs, customisation, and the ability to order to demand to avoid costly inventory and obsolescence.
ePac was established in the US in 2016 to provide locally-based consumer packaged goods companies the ability to compete with large brands with great packaging, give back to the communities it serves, and contribute to the creation of a more sustainable, circular economy.
Since the opening of the company’s first manufacturing facility in 2016, ePac’s mission has been to help small brands obtain big brand presence and grow.
The business serves local brands of all sizes, with a particular focus on small and medium sized businesses producing snacks, confections, coffee, natural and organic foods, pet food, and nutritional supplements.
ePac Flexible Packaging Australia managing director Jason Brown said, “ePac helps local brands grow into major contributors within the community, with a unique offering for brands to rapidly go to market with great packaging. Opening our first facility at Newlands Road is an exciting milestone for ePac Australia, and we’ve already had a great response from the community.”
ePac Flexible Packaging CEO Jack Knott said by harnessing the true power of digital printing, its ePacConnect solution enables brands of all sizes to take advantage of the growing trends in connected packaging.
Knott added that ePac’s digital platform is inherently eco-friendly, while offering several sustainable film options.
“We’re very excited to be expanding ePac’s growing international footprint into Australia. We are focused on bringing the same great ePac experience to our customers, helping small and medium sized businesses grow and achieve big brand presence,” Knott said.