Avery Dennison Corporation has announced two major investments aimed at expanding its manufacturing capacity and improving factory efficiency in Europe to meet growing demand for its label and packaging materials.
The company said it is one year into a three-year, €45M expansion of its facilities at Champ-sur-Drac, France. Enhancements include five new logistical buildings covering more than 8700 square metres, a new automated warehouse, and an additional high-speed, state-of-the art hotmelt adhesive coater, scheduled to come online during 2024.
At its Luxembourg facility specialising in labels made with acrylic emulsion adhesives, the company has undertaken a €15M project to redesign operational flow and add a new emulsion speciality coater. The coater is expected to come online during the first quarter of 2023.
“Our investments at Champs-sur-Drac and Luxembourg will allow us to meet customer demand now and into the future by freeing capacity throughout our European manufacturing network,” said Tim Presto, VP of supply chain & operations, EMENA.
The expansions at both Luxembourg and Champs-sur-Drac will enhance the reliability of service for customers by strengthening the company’s already robust network of manufacturing plants and distribution centres across Europe. Finally, these expansions will take us a step closer to fully embracing Industry 4.0 practices that increase efficiency, reduce operating costs, and free our employees to perform safer, higher-value tasks.