September 16, 2016

Finnish Huhtamäki chasing growth in China

Huhtamaki sees plenty of untapped potential in the Chinese market for food and drink packaging.
Huhtamaki sees plenty of untapped potential in the Chinese market for food and drink packaging.
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Finland-based food packaging company Huhtamaki is supporting the growth of its foodservice by expanding in China.

Huhtamäki plans include site expansion, improvements in plant layout and new high-speed machinery in its facilities in Guangzhou, China. The total of the investment priced around 15 million euros.

“With its growing population and rapid urbanisation China is an important market for our quick service and specialty coffee customers,” says company CEO Jukka Moisio. “We will create a modern, efficient, high-capacity manufacturing unit and significantly improve our productivity and capability to serve our customers in the future.”

The modernised unit will manufacture a defined foodservice packaging product range.

Huhtamäki has earlier announced actions to improve the competitiveness of its foodservice business in China and consolidate the South China manufacturing operations.

“This brings our operations in China into a new level and strengthens our position in East Asia,” says Eric Le Lay, executive vice president, Foodservice Europe-Asia-Oceania at Huhtamäki. “We are pleased to invest in serving our customers better and helping them grow.”

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