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Quadpack invests in smart manufacturing

Efficiency, high technology and sustainability are at the heart of Quadpack's operating strategy, and the company has invested four million euros with the aim of providing cosmetics and perfumery packaging solutions "in the region and for the region". 

Quadpack's plants in Germany and Spain will focus on Airless and sustainable packaging innovation within its QLine portfolio of smart, modular solutions, with products that can be stored, assembled and decorated anywhere in the world.

Quadpack Wood in Spain now boasts a biomass power plant that is taking the plant to carbon neutrality - an investment of 2.5 million euros. Using wood waste to provide air conditioning and heating, the new plant provides clean energy, reduces waste and cuts dust in the air, for better health and safety. Thanks to this investment, the plant has already achieved a reduction of around 400 tonnes of CO2 emissions per year.

In addition, €360,000 is being invested throughout 2021 in Industrie 4.0. These are the beginnings of a multi-year project that will include more plants and the application of the system. The plant currently has 63 machines connected by Internet of Things (IoT) devices that will provide real-time data, giving process visibility and equipment efficiency control. With a production capacity of 45 million parts a year, these initiatives set a benchmark for smart, sustainable manufacturing.

An investment of 2 million euros is planned this year for high-speed production and decoration at Louvrette, Quadpack's German manufacturing plant. Louvrette is Quadpack's Airless manufacturing hub, and is set to become a major center for decoration. New decoration and injection-molding equipment will enable it to deliver finished products even faster. In March, Louvrette inaugurated an Airless assembly line with a capacity of 11 million units a year. The plant is also investing in new Airless molds, aiming to increase its Airless capacity to 20 million products per year.

Fabrice Revert, COO at Quadpack, said: "Our investment in smart manufacturing will help our operations become more agile and sustainable. We aim to ensure that our processes have a positive impact on the environment, while bringing value to our customers, in a process of continuous improvement."

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