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Packaging Manufacturer Opens Factory in Thailand

April 2, 2013
Rapak's new facility was chosen due to its ability to service South East Asian market.

Rapak, a manufacturer of liquid bag-in box packaging and filling systems, announced on Monday that it has opened a new manufacturing facility in Chachoengsao, Thailand.

The new facility -- located 20 minutes from Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi International Airport -- is positioned to service customers in the South East Asian region. These regions will 'benefit from reduced lead-times, lower inventories and freight costs," the company said. .

“Rapak Thailand will provide local customers with more than just a regional focus, as its strategic location near various irradiation facilities and Thailand’s larger shipping port -- Laem Chabang -- provides an efficient supply chain that customers will benefit from,” commented Santi Khunpisitwong, general manager of Rapak Thailand.

“The new facility -- built to the highest standards including clean-room environments for bag manufacturing -- will be focusing in the manufacturing of aseptic bag-in box products and has great potential of expanding its product offer to other emerging market segments for bag in box such as Quick Serve Restaurant (QSR) and Food Service.” concluded Khunpisitwong.

Rapak is a business unit of DS Smith Plastics  which focuses on six main areas: Liquid packaging and dispensing; rigid packaging; fresh produce packaging; temperature-controlled packaging; foam products and print solutions

“Bag-in-Box packaging solutions are expected to continue to grow as customers and end users become more familiar with its demonstrated environmental credentials, variety of dispensing applications and cost advantages over other traditional forms of liquid packaging,” stated Simon Mander, managing director of Rapak Asia Pacific. “These factors will underpin the growth of our business here in the South East Asian region and beyond,” concluded Mander.

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