ACTEGA has confirmed a $5m investment in its New Jersey facility. The investment will fund numerous developments across the site, including the transition to automated production processes and plans to increase production capacity and storage space.
The multiple expansion projects and process improvements planned for the New Jersey site – which is mainly dedicated to coating operations – have already begun, with the full development plan set to be completed in the first quarter of 2024. As part of this initiative, ACTEGA is implementing advanced technologies with the aim of increasing automation to reduce cost, minimise human error and increase efficiencies. Standardising workflows and enhancing manufacturing processes will also enable ACTEGA to optimise its product formulations, further improving accuracy and consistency of quality, as well as increasing overall production bandwidth and operational efficiency.
Another part of this initiative sees ACTEGA embark on an expansion plan with an emphasis on increasing facility space and production capacity. The company’s enhanced storage capabilities will play an instrumental role in helping ACTEGA address the raw materials issues, faced by all industry suppliers in recent years. It will not only enable ACTEGA to further integrate its’ manufacturing process to drive efficiency but also reduce costs while driving flexibility to handle material supplies and store large quantities of products for high-volume customers.
Lee Andrews, Vice President of Paper and Board Business Line, ACTEGA, said, “We operate specialised facilities with dedicated teams for the different markets we serve in North America. This has allowed us to focus on product excellence, customer service and technical support. The New Jersey facility has become a hub for the paper and board business line in the region. The investment ACTEGA is making in this site enables us to continue to meet our customer needs and deliver an even more specialised service that complies with the latest regulations for direct food contact barrier coatings.”