Zip-Pak, the global leader in resealable solutions and equipment, will open a new manufacturing facility in São Paulo, Brazil. Zip-Pak announced the new facility last week at Fispal Tecnologia at the Anhembi Pavillion.
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The plant will reduce lead times and greatly expand technical and consulting services to customers in Brazil, Argentina, and Chile. Zip-Pak plans to begin full production of its full line of resealable closures in early 2013. In addition to eliminating duties and taxes for local customers, Zip-Pak will reduce its environmental footprint by shipping freight shorter distances to reach Latin American customers.
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"The expansion in South America will enable Zip-Pak to continue providing innovative packaging solutions to an important global market," said Perry Malik, Business Manager for Latin America at Zip-Pak. "We are excited to initiate local production and warehousing operations that will support the local economy while enhancing Latin American customer's experiences with our proven brand of resealable solutions."
The Brazil location also enables Zip-Pak machinery, material, and package design experts to offer ongoing consultation and field service to its Latin American customers, ensuring smooth operations and alleviating unforeseen maintenance issues. Local field technicians will also provide added value to potential customers by offering consultation on ways brands can retrofit production lines to incorporate resealable packaging. As the only zipper supplier with an in-house equipment division, Zip-Pak's engineering team can develop custom retrofit packaging systems that ease the transition to consumer-preferred resealable flexible formats without significant capital investments.
Zip-Pak will also highlight innovative solutions, including its Press-to-Close™ line of zippers and Zipbox® resealable carton, at the show. Ideal for poultry, frozen vegetables, powdered products and pet food applications, Zip-Pak's solutions are easy to open and close, store, and take on-the-go for maximum consumer convenience.