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Article | March 4, 2013
Amcor Rigid Plastics announces $20 million of bottle manufacturing operations in Orlando, FL
Amcor Rigid Plastics, producer of rigid plastic packaging, has announced a major expansion of its southeastern U.S. bottle manufacturing operation in response to strong market demand for beverage and pharmaceutical packaging.
The $20 million expansion in Orlando also enables Amcor to centralize preform manufacturing and warehousing while delivering sustainability advantages including improved logistics and shipping efficiencies.
Amcor recently relocated from an existing 168,000 sq. ft. plant near the Florida Turnpike to a new leased 500,000 sq. ft. facility within the Airport Industrial Park of Orlando, just a few miles from the former location. The multi-million-dollar investment funded major infrastructure work to convert an unfinished shell structure into highly-functional space for manufacturing, warehousing, and offices. The new facility--already up and running--is being used for production of hot fill and cold fill PET bottles for beverages such as sports drinks and orange juice, along with HDPE pharmaceutical containers.
“During this strong period of growth for our business, we’re thrilled to be able to bring our multi-technology and multi-material offering to this expanded new facility in Orlando,” said Larry Weber, vice president and general manager for Amcor’s North American beverage business unit. “Our focus is to meet the expanded needs of our customers while also attracting new business.”
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