As a part of its general dedication to growing Fiber Options, Huhtamaki breaks floor on its expanded molded fiber manufacturing capability in North America

HUHTAMÄKI OYJ PRESS RELEASE 8.6.2022 AT 16:00 EEST

As a part of its general dedication to growing Fiber Options, Huhtamaki breaks floor on its expanded molded fiber manufacturing capability in North America

The expanded web site represents a USD 100 million funding and builds on Huhtamaki’s 75-year presence in Hammond.

Huhtamaki, a key international superior producer of sustainable packaging options, introduced plans to broaden its molded fiber product manufacturing unit within the metropolis of Hammond, Indiana, as a part of its funding in Fiber Options. The funding, which is anticipated to start out ramping up in direction of the top of 2023, will allow Huhtamaki to higher serve present and new prospects in North America with a broad vary of sustainable, totally recyclable and compostable, fiber-based packaging options, manufactured from 100% recycled North American uncooked materials.

“The funding on this new manufacturing capability, adjoining to our present web site in Hammond represents our robust perception sooner or later growth of the area and within the continued success of our prospects – each present and new. The growth will introduce new sustainable fiber-based merchandise resembling egg cartons and cup carriers – manufactured on state-of-the-art equipment developed by Huhtamaki – to our portfolio within the area and drive manufacturing effectivity. Our know-how in key packaging applied sciences and our robust observe report in sustainability make us extraordinarily properly positioned to assist our prospects and ship on their sustainability agendas and objectives with progressive options”, says Charles Héaulmé, President and CEO of Huhtamaki.

Amounting to a complete funding of just about USD 100 million, the expanded facility covers circa 23,000 sq. meters and shall be constructed adjoining to Huhtamaki’s present Hammond manufacturing unit. Huhtamaki has operated in Hammond, Indiana, since 1948 and at present has roughly 140 workers. It expects to make use of an additional 100 new workers when totally operational.

“We have now a 75-year historical past within the nice group of Hammond. Our new funding builds on our present technological experience and can broaden our manufacturing capability, additional leveraging the success of earlier expansions of different Huhtamaki models throughout North America and harnessing our international experience in molded fiber expertise. This funding will allow us to higher serve our prospects within the rising North American client items and retail markets”, says Ann O’Hara, President, North America.

“The Metropolis of Hammond may be very excited concerning the growth of one in all our core firms in Hammond. We labored arduous with Huhtamaki’s staff to maintain them right here and can proceed to help them as they develop into an excellent stronger facility. We’re thrilled with their re-investment in Hammond, their progress of jobs and their continued dedication to the town”, says Mayor Thomas M. McDermott Jr.

Huhtamaki at present employs roughly 4,400 individuals throughout 18 manufacturing models in North America – 17 in the US and 1 in Mexico – and is an industry-leading producer of packaging for consumer-packaged items, in addition to tableware, cups, folding cartons, containers, carriers, trays and repair ware for the foodservice {industry} and retail market.

Earlier this 12 months, Huhtamaki introduced that’s manufacturing web site in Alf, Germany is switching its focus from plastics to clean molded fiber merchandise to satisfy the rising demand for plastic free alternate options for meals packaging. The Alf unit plans to exchange greater than 2,000 tonnes of plastic with fiber in 2022 and when totally operational, the state-of-the-art automated manufacturing web site could have the capability to fabricate as much as 3.5 billion fiber merchandise yearly. This represents the primary such giant scale manufacturing functionality in Europe.

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Huhtamaki is a key international supplier of sustainable packaging options for shoppers world wide. Our progressive merchandise defend on-the-go and on-the-shelf meals and drinks, guaranteeing hygiene and security, driving accessibility and affordability, and serving to forestall meals waste. We embed sustainability in every little thing we do. We’re dedicated to reaching carbon impartial manufacturing and designing all our merchandise to be recyclable, compostable or reusable by 2030.

We’re a participant within the UN International Compact and EcoVadis has awarded Huhtamaki with the Gold medal for efficiency in sustainability. To play our half in managing local weather change, now we have set science-based targets which were accredited and validated by the Science-Primarily based Targets initiative.

With 100 years of historical past and a powerful Nordic heritage we function in 38 nations and 114 working areas world wide. Our values Care Dare Ship information our choices and assist our staff of 19,800 workers make a distinction the place it issues. Our 2021 internet gross sales totaled EUR 3.6 billion. Huhtamaki Group is headquartered in Espoo, Finland and our guardian firm, Huhtamäki Oyj, is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd. Discover out extra about how we’re defending meals, individuals and the planet at www.huhtamaki.com.

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