Alcan has officially opened its new US$42.6 million packaging facility in Reidsville Industrial Park, North Carolina, U.S.A. following its investment decision in July 2005. The new plant, called Alcan Packaging North Carolina, employs 170 people and produces printed packaging, including folding cartons and labels, for key customers in Alcan Packaging’s global tobacco business.
“This new state-of-the art facility is important to Alcan’s strategy of supplying its global tobacco customers with reliable, cost-efficient, high quality packaging materials,” said Ralf Wunderlich, President, Alcan Packaging Global Tobacco. “The pace of planning and project implementation clearly demonstrates Alcan’s ability to respond rapidly to its customers’ demands and requirements, and I am confident that we will continue to build on this successful approach in the future,” he added.
Alcan Global Tobacco Packaging has the multi-material capability to provide its customers with effective packaging solutions from its 12 dedicated plants around the world. It is a leading manufacturer of high-quality in-line rotogravure printed hinge-lid blanks, display cartons and soft pack labels. It is also the world's largest supplier of Roll Your Own (RYO) tobacco booklet covers.
Supported by a network of other Alcan Packaging locations, which supply products such as printed OPP film, bundle wraps, tobacco pouches and printing services, Alcan Global Tobacco Packaging sells its products in more than 40 countries worldwide.