Apackaging Group (APG) is opening a new facility in Defiance, Ohio that will offer R&D, compounding and formulation, manufacturing (bottle blowing, dispenser and cap manufacturing, and custom molding), filling and outer-package labels.
The new plant will reduce the 25% tariff associated with China production, while cutting production lead times by more than five weeks. It will also create a more sustainable end-to-end supply chain, with significant logistic improvements such as automated controls, assembly, palletization and material handling, according to the company. The new location will have a dedicated rail spur to optimize raw material transportations.
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Helga Arminak, CEO and founder of APG, said, "As a proud women-owned company, we’re dedicated to delivering groundbreaking product innovation and value. This new facility is a one-stop-shop for all packaging needs from concept to production and will provide our customers a powerful competitive advantage. Over the past 20 years, APG has developed a reputation for providing customers with a broad range of high-quality products, sustainable solutions and an unparalleled level of service and responsiveness.”