Webpackaging logo

Quadpack inaugurates decoration centre in Germany

  • Quadpack
Europe, Germany, Austria, Germany, Beauty, Personal Care, Cosmetics, Packaging Decoration

The new facility streamlines manufacture and shortens lead times through decoration in Europe

Quadpack has officially opened its new decoration centre at its manufacturing plant in Kierspe, Germany. Already a centre of excellence for PET injection and airless packaging manufacture, the factory now boasts a 900m2 facility with five high-capacity decorating lines and 11 assembly machines. The facility is part of Quadpack’s strategic plans to become a leader in decoration in the industry, following the acquisition of Wicklein Kunststoffveredelung GmbH in October 2021. The increase in assets and know-how, along with a significant investment in the Kierspe plant, means that it now offers an extensive range of decorating services.

Ernesto Cara, Head of Industrial Process at Quadpack, said:


The new decoration centre positions the Kierspe plant as a European leader in sustainable manufacture and decoration.

"Our increased decoration capability allows us to bring in-house a service that was previously outsourced. In doing so, we will be able to speed up delivery times and cut carbon footprint of our ‘Made in Europe’ solutions."

€1 million has been invested in the creation of the decoration centre. The site is supported by a four-tonne metal structure to create an open space with room to expand. A climate control system and air filters create the ideal conditions for decoration. The centre is staffed by 36 employees, with specialist training in decorating techniques.

As of today, the new decoration and assembly lines allow Quadpack to finish proprietary and bespoke solutions manufactured at the plant, for a fully streamlined workflow, with plans to add more machines in the next months, totalling 10 decoration lines and 14 assembly machines.


A reduction of up to 50% in average lead times for finished packs is expected at the Kierspe plant. Early projections estimate an annual saving of 170 tonnes of CO2 emissions.    

With the new centre, Quadpack’s in-house decoration services in Europe now include silk-screening, hot-stamping, full-cover hot-stamping, pad printing, metallisation, colour matching, digital printing and laser etching, with new techniques soon to be included.

The opening of the centre conforms with the company's operational strategy to deliver solutions in the region, for the region. Quadpack’s plant in Dallas, Texas, also has decoration capabilities, allowing Quadpack to manufacture, stock, decorate and assemble complete packaging solutions in EMEA and the Americas.

 

Quadtags
  • Plastics
    • Corporate
      • Decoration

        See also

        Fostering innovation with creative young talent

        Imagine a fragrance accessory that is both an aromatherapy device and a bold fashion statement. Too futuristic and conceptual? Perhaps – but this product exists, has a name and a creator: ‘NI’ was developed in 2018 by designer Amaia Aranzabal as a final-year project at the prestigious Elisava design and engineering school in Barcelona, Spain. The challenge for that year’s graduating class had been set by Quadpack, partnering with Elisava for the first time.

        New investments put Quadpack at the forefront of smart manufacturing

        Increased manufacturing capabilities are one of Quadpack’s priorities for the next four years. By 2025, the beauty packaging provider aims to lead innovations in airless and sustainable products, offering solutions “in the region, for the region”. With a clear strategy and a roadmap in mind, Quadpack’s Operations team has the mission of strengthening its industrial capacity through ambitious investments that are being globally deployed.

        Packaging with a positive impact on people and the planet

        Sustainability is a long-term commitment with innovation, transparency and change. As a packaging manufacturer and provider, Quadpack is directing the sustainable transformation of its portfolio through its ‘positive-impact packaging’ strategy. By using data-based assessment tools to measure products’ carbon footprint, circularity and other key performance indicators, the strategy brings more accountability to Quadpack’s sustainable innovations.

        Louvrette one year on: a successful journey

        What happens when German engineering excellence meets creativity born in Barcelona? A raft of innovative solutions, developed, produced and delivered in a way that’s sustainable, creative and efficient. That is just one of the outcomes of the rare but successful ‘marriage’ between German manufacturer Louvrette and Quadpack. A lot has happened in the year since the acquisition, which pushed Quadpack into the Top 10 of European beauty packaging providers.

        • Company News -> QP Corporate News
        • English
        • Modified 21 Oct 2022
        • Hits 288