Packaging manufacturer Ecolean has bought a 30,000-square-metre piece of land in Landskrona, Sweden, to establish a new production facility.
The company said an increase in capacity is needed to meet the liquid food industry’s demands for Ecolean’s lightweight packaging solutions.
As part of the agreement, an additional 30,900 square metres can be obtained when needed in the future.
The new facility will be located 20km south of Helsingborg, where the company’s headquarters and one of its existing production facilities are located. Ecolean has 400 employees, half of which work in Helsingborg.
In addition to Sweden, Ecolean has one production facility in China and one plant currently under construction in Pakistan, estimated to start its operations 2019. The firm has 11 sales offices globally.
The Ecolean lightweight packages are made with the lowest amount of raw materials as possible, as the company aims to provide a low environmental impact.
Ecolean Group CEO Peter Nilsson said: “As part of our ongoing expansion strategy, this investment of €25-30 million will enable us to continue being a fast-growing and rapidly expanding company.
“The new production facility will be up and running in 2020 and we expect to add around 100 new job opportunities within a few years’ time.”
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