Auburn, Ala. — German thermoformer Durotherm Kunststoffverarbeitung GmbH is opening its first U.S. operation, a $9.8 million investment that will operate as ID Plastics LP.
The Auburn facility will employ 50, launching production with the ID Pack Sleeve returnable container, Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey announced in an Oct. 14 news release.
Brothers Martin and Andreas Hartl are forming the company to bring the combined expertise of Durotherm, based in Heiterbach, Germany, and extrusion specialist Infinex Group to the U.S.
The companies already have U.S. customers, which prompted the project.
"German technology made in the U.S.A. with state-of-the-art, customer-oriented manufacturing. That's the perfect combination, the way we see it," Andreas Hartl noted in the release.
Durotherm will be showing at K 2019 at Hall 5, Booth A06.