The Wipak Group continues to expand in China. A new Wipak factory has started official operation in Changshu near Shanghai in the Eastern part of the People’s Republic of China on 19 November. This new factory focuses on the processing and conditioning of high-quality composite films for food and healthcare packaging applications.
Top quality packages are a growing trend in China. In order to meet the constantly high demand, the new Chinese factory has been prepared to focus on the production, printing and laminating of high-quality composite films for the food and healthcare markets.
Construction work had begun in mid-December 2013. In the first step, the factory covers an area of about 5,000 sqm, which can be expanded to as much as 21,000 sqm in the future. A factory has now been completed “which offers the latest technology and which is setting industrial standards“, Managing Director Jari Tevajärvi said. Wipak Changshu covers the full range: production, printing, and slitting. The Changshu factory has been certified according to ISO 14644-1 and classified as clean room class 8.
Antti Aarnio-Wihuri, Chairman of the Board of Wihuri Packaging Oy, said; “We are now much closer to our customers, we can expand our service offer, and we can quickly and flexibly meet individual requests, not only for our Chinese customers, but also for customers from all over Asia. The new facility offers ideal conditions in order to serve our existing and also potential future customers in a region that represents one of the leading markets.”