Visy underway with second NZ plant

Visy Board New Zealand is constructing a second corrugated packaging plant in the Waipa District, south of Hamilton in the Waikato Province. With this new plant, Visy Board New Zealand will expand its capacity following a A$100 million investment on an 8.5 hectare site at Hamilton Airport, with construction having commenced in April 2017. This new, state of the art facility will deliver a significant increase in capacity and capability so that Visy Board can support the growth of its customers in the region.
Visy COO Mark De Wit notes, “Up to 75 new jobs will be created for the local region. Working with the Waipa Council, we have ensured the impact to the local community will be positive and deliver growth to the Waikato region.”

Visy Board New Zealand General Manager, Andrew Gleason says, “A growing focus on export supply chains associated with food processing, fruit and produce, meat and dairy products has provided the impetus to Visy Board’s expansion in the New Zealand market. This advanced, new plant is designed with our customer base in mind and enables us to be local and focused, providing the best quality and cost effective corrugated packaging for our customers.”

Visy Board established a Corrugating facility in Wiri, Auckland in 1997 and have continuously grown and developed the site which is now at capacity. The company is committed to continue investment in New Zealand with the vibrant growth in the economy requiring the accelerated establishment of an additional new plant. In the last year, Visy invested A$20M at the existing Wiri site, including a corrugator upgrade, installation of a new five colour Göpfert Diecutter and a new Emba 245 Flexo Folder Gluer.

Visy Board New Zealand Sales Manager, John Savery says, “We have enjoyed the strong support of our customer base over the past 20 years and this investment highlights our strategy to deliver innovation and capacity to meet the needs of our customers”.

These investments complement other Visy packaging offerings in New Zealand including the Charta Specialised Packaging facilities based in Auckland and Wellington, the Visy Recycling Materials Recovery facility in Auckland, the recently expanded Visy Beverage Aluminium Can plant and the Visy Plastics plant both also in Auckland.

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