ePac Flexible Packaging (Austin, Texas), an all-digital packaging company and an industry leader in fast time-to-market, short-run and medium-run length pouches and rollstock, has announced its plans to open a second Canadian production facility in the Greater Toronto Area. The company has already begun accepting orders, with fulfillment handled by ePac Vancouver until the Toronto manufacturing facility opens in June of 2021. ePac Toronto is a joint venture between Smartpak Holdings and ePac Holdings, and will be located at 209 Brunel Road in Mississauga, Ontario.
“We opened ePac Vancouver in December of 2019, and realized the same rapid growth we’ve seen in other ePac locations around the world,” said George Boustani, Managing Director of ePac Toronto and Vancouver. “Our value proposition of 5-15 day turnaround and low minimums resonates well with the Canadian market, and we’re excited to bring our community-based focus to Toronto”.
CEO Jack Knott added: “ePac Toronto will become our 19th plant to become operational in locations across the U.S., Canada, Europe and Indonesia. In each market we see the same dynamic unfold – small and medium-sized businesses are growing at double digits, and our partnerships with them can – and do – help accelerate their growth.”
Joining ePac Toronto as General Manager will be Hila Frish, who brings over 18 years of general-management and manufacturing experience to her new position – having held several global assignments with Aran Group, a leading packaging supplier. ePac was formed to provide locally-based consumer packaged goods companies with the ability to compete with larger brands with great packaging, thus giving back to the communities it serves, and contributing to the creation of a more sustainable, circular economy. Since the opening of the company’s first manufacturing facility in 2016, ePac’s mission has been to help small brands obtain big-brand presence and growth.
About ePac Flexible Packaging. ePac is the first company created based entirely on digital printing technology via the HP Indigo 20000 Press. The platform, as mentioned, enables the company to provide fast time-to-market, economical short-run and medium-run-length jobs, customization, and the ability to order on demand to avoid costly inventory and obsolescence. By harnessing the power of digital printing, ePacConnect enables brands of all sizes to take advantage of the growing trends in connected packaging. ePac’s digital platform is inherently eco-friendly, while offering several sustainable film options.