APPE on target with Polish packing plant
By Anthony Clark
Posted 6 August 2012
Wrexham-headquartered APPE, the packaging division of La Seda de Barcelona (LSB), claims it is on schedule to open its new Polish factory. Commercial production due to commence in December.
Three Husky injection moulding machines are being installed initially to satisfy the three major contracts that APPE Polska currently has in place, meaning that its original planned capacity is already sold-out. A DeepGrip blow moulding machine will be installed in 2013.
“Establishing this state-of-the-art production facility from the ground up has enabled us to install equipment to take advantage of all the very latest technologies in PET manufacturing,” said plant manager Wojciech Brzegowy. “This means we will not only be able to supply the best quality products but also produce them with the lowest carbon footprint.”
The location for the new factory, Tychy, near Katowice in the South of Poland, was selected for its proximity to Polish fillers as well as for its capacity for expansion in line with growth forecasts.
A team of 15 operators has been employed in the manufacturing plant, headed by Brzegowy. The workforce is expected to grow rapidly in line with planned production increases.
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