SIG Combibloc, a Swiss aseptic packaging solution supplier, broke ground on a new factory in SIP on Nov 18. The RMB 1.4 billion (EUR 180 million) project will be SIG Combibloc’s third manufacturing base in the Asia-Pacific region for production of aseptic packaging for liquid food and beverage industry.
With a land area of 120,000 square meters, the new factory is expected to come into operation in 2020. It will be equipped with advanced eco-friendly production lines to make best-in-class packaging products for its clients in the Asia-Pacific region.
Design sketch for the project
It is also SIG Combibloc’s third project in SIP. The company founded SIG Combibloc (Suzhou) Co Ltd in the area in 2002, and SIG Combibloc Asia-Pacific Technical Center later. The former yields 12 billion carton packaging products each year, with a huge client base including Chinese dairy giants Mengniu, Yili and Bright Dairy & Food.
“We have confidence in the Chinese market and the Asia-Pacific market, so we’ve added the investment. The new facility will enable us to provide more innovative solutions to the target markets in a more efficient way,” the company’s CEO Rolf Stangl said.
November 18, 2019