APPE, the packaging division of LSB, says building work at its new Polish factory is on schedule, with commercial production due to commence in December and the plant fully operational by January 2013.
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 and the plant will offer the full range of APPE technologies, including injection moulding, blow moulding and single stage.
Business development discussions are in an advanced stage with a number of other leading brand owners, and APPE Polska expects to double capacity in the near future.
The company has put in place a five-year growth plan which is forecasting a one billion unit production facility.
The new factory is based in Tychy, near Katowice in the south of Poland. The site was selected for its proximity to Polish fillers as well as its capacity for expansion in line with growth forecasts.
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