A growing flexible packaging maker is again broadening its geographic footprint, this time with a new location in Boston.
The company, ePac Flexible Packaging LLC, relies on digital printing to serve short-to-medium length runs. The firm expects the new facility to be operating by early next year.
The company touts its reduced lead times as well as custom printing and print-on-demand capabilities compared with traditional packaging makers.
Existing facilities are in Madison, Wis.; Boulder, Colo.; Chicago and Miami. Locations in Austin, Texas, and Los Angeles are under development.
"The New England area has a tremendous number of small and medium size brands that want an option to waiting six to 12 weeks for their packaging to arrive. ePac eliminates the need to order unnecessarily long runs or source their packaging from overseas," said ePac Chief Operating Officer Virag Patel in a statement.
Woodhaven Capital Partners, a private investment firm based in Chicago, is partnering with ePac for the new Boston location.
Tim Novak is managing partner at Woodhaven and will be managing partner of ePac Boston.
"At Woodhaven, we spent a lot of time analyzing ePac's business model, performance and market opportunity, and believe this to be an outstanding opportunity for our investor group, and one that I am personally committed to," Novak said in a statement. "My family and I will be relocating to the Boston area in the coming months, and I look forward to leading ePac's emergence into the New England market."
The flexible packaging company uses the Hewlett-Packard HP Indigo 20000 digital press as a basis for its business model.
By using digital presses, ePac says it can change jobs more quickly to serve more smaller customers.