Beauty packaging supplier Quadpack has announced a €4m investment in manufacturing at its plants in Spain and Germany. Of this, some €2m is earmarked for new injection molding, decoration and assembly tooling at Quadpack’s Louvrette site in Germany that is specialized in airless packaging.
Quadpack is injecting €4m into manufacturing in Spain and Germany over the 2021-2022 period in an effort to ramp up capacity, speed to market and sustainability as it aims to “provide beauty packaging solutions in the region, for the region.”
The supplier explained to Luxe Packaging Insight that the investment covers its Industry 4.0 smart technology project; manufacturing improvements including new injection-moulding, decoration and assembly equipment; sustainability investments, and R&D into manufacturing using new materials like Sulapac and PET.
At its Louvrette plant in Germany (Quadpack acquired Louvrette in September 2019) dedicated to airless products, Quadpack is allocating €2m in 2021 in high-speed injection-molding production and decoration that will shorten lead times. The supplier is increasing its number of airless molds in a bid to ramp up its airless capacity to 20 million packs annually, up from around 17 million at present. This past March, Louvrette inaugurated an airless assembly line with yearly capacity of 11 million units.
As for the supplier’s Industry 4.0 project, €360,000 is being allocated to this smart technology program through 2021, starting at its Quadpack Wood plant dedicated to wooden packaging components. Some 63 of the factory’s machines are connected by Internet of Things (IoT) devices, providing real-time data and process visibility. This investment is the start of a multi-year project that will be rolled out across all manufacturing sites, says Quadpack.