Packaging firm to open new Latin American site

By Nicholas Robinson

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Packaging firm to open new Latin American site
A global packaging company is building a new facility in São Paulo, Brazil to reduce lead times and expand services for customers in South America.

Zip-Pak, said to be a global leader in resealable solutions and equipment, will open the new factory to coincide with the planned production of packaging with resealable closures in the early part of 2013. The company will also be eliminating duties and taxes for local customers, as well as reducing their environmental footprint by shipping products over shorter distances.

Zip-Pak business manager Perry Malik said: “The expansion in South America will enable Zip-Pak to continue providing innovative packaging solutions to an important global market. We are excited to initiate local production and warehousing operations that will support the local economy, while enhancing Latin American customers’ experiences with our proven brand of resealable solutions.”

The location of Zip-Pak’s new factory will also enable machinery, material and package design experts to offer regular consultation and field service to its Latin American customers, which Zip-Pak said would ensure “smooth operations” and would alleviate unforeseen maintenance issues. Through the use “local field” technicians, Zip-Pak said customers will benefit from consultations on the ways they can incorporate resealable packaging into their business.

The company is also the only “zipper” supplier with an in-house equipment division which, Zip-Pak said, enables them to develop custom “retrofit” packaging systems that “ease the transition to consumer-preferred resealable flexible formats without significant capital investments”.

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