RICHMOND, Virginia, Oct. 31, 2014 / PRNewswire — Liqui-Box, a world leader in flexible liquid packaging solutions celebrated the grand opening of their new facility in Taizhou, China with a public opening ceremony. The ceremony marks the grand opening of the Liqui-Box site that will support customers in Asian markets. “We sincerely hope that Liqui-Box will become an iconic enterprise in the Hailing District by virtue of its first-class management, service and products and make new contributions to the upgrading of economic transformation & integrative development for our district,” stated Ms. Gu Ping, Director Chief of Taizhou Hiling District during her speech at the ceremony. Liqui-Box has been ramping up production at the Taizhou site since July of this year and is now in full operation.
Eric Chen, General Manager of Asia Pacific at Liqui-Box commented, “This is an exciting milestone that will strengthen our presence in Asia and enable us to leverage local sourcing opportunities as well as serve our customers more efficiently and effectively.” The new Liqui-Box Taizhou, China facility will initially serve customers in the beverage and food & dairy markets.
The new site is located in the city of Taizhou in eastern China with convenient access to the Shanghai port, Nanjing, and the G2 high-speed way delivering convenient import of raw materials and quick transportation of finished goods to customers.
Ken Swanson, Liqui-Box CEO, added, “Expanding our manufacturing footprint in China is an important part of our long term growth strategy. The opening of this factory puts Liqui-Box in an even better position to support our customers locally in Asia and grow our business globally.”
Liqui-Box is a leading innovator of sustainable packaging solutions for quick, fresh and cost efficient delivery of liquid and semi-liquid products. Liqui-Box manufactures bag-in-box flexible packaging and pouches to serve a wide variety of industries, including global dairy, beverage and bulk food markets. Applications include fountain beverage syrup, milkshake mix, coffee drinks, pumpable liquid foods such as concentrates and sauces, as well as non-food products like oils and paints. Liqui-Box offers the fastest filling equipment in the industry, along with consumable packaging, including film substrates, bags with fitments, and pouches. Liqui-Box is a portfolio company of The Sterling Group; a Houston-based middle market private equity firm with over 30 years experience improving and growing packaging and other industrial businesses.
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