After completing a 16,000-square-foot addition to its Kansas City, Kan., facility, Plastic Packaging Technologies LLC is continuing to invest in more equipment, buying two Windmoeller and Hoelscher 10-color flexographic presses.
“We are vertically integrated and making significant use of printing,” said David Staker, president of Plastic Packaging.
Staker said that the improvements to the Kansas City facility, as well as the presses and other auxiliary equipment for both Kansas City and its Columbus, Ohio, facility, cost more than $10 million.
“Certainly it will position us within our industry and markets as a leader in high quality printing and pouches,” he said, noting that the purchases will support strong customer growth.
Staker said that the company just completed the addition and renovation in August, which boosts its Kansas City facility to about 120,000 square feet. The expanded plant has a packaging engineering lab, a new pre-media and print quality lab, an employee training and certification space, as well as additional space for converting assets and new offices.
PPT currently has three 10-color presses at its two plants, and is making room for an additional W&H press at each facility. The first will be installed in November in Columbus, while the second is expected in Kansas City by the middle of the second quarter of 2016.
PPT said it tested the new equipment at the W&H printing lab in Germany. The presses will be customized for PPT.
Staker said the company also is adding some Totani pouch-making machines.
PPT makes pouches and bags including laminated rollstock, stand-up recloseable pouches, flat-bottom side-gusseted pinch bottom bags, quad bags and Inno-lok packaging.