Wipak Group expands in China

By Jenny Eagle contact

- Last updated on GMT

(L to r): Ms. Cao, party secretary, Guli town; Mr. Zhou, deputy mayor, Changshu; Jari Tevajärvi, MD, Wipak Packaging Changshu; Antti Aarnio-Wihuri, chairman of the Board, Wihuri Packaging Oy; Marja Joenusva, Finnish consulate.
(L to r): Ms. Cao, party secretary, Guli town; Mr. Zhou, deputy mayor, Changshu; Jari Tevajärvi, MD, Wipak Packaging Changshu; Antti Aarnio-Wihuri, chairman of the Board, Wihuri Packaging Oy; Marja Joenusva, Finnish consulate.

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The Wipak Group has expanded in China, opening a factory in Changshu near Shanghai.

The plant will focus on processing and conditioning composite films for food and healthcare packaging applications. It is certified according to ISO 14644-1 and classified as clean room class 8.

Jari Tevajärvi, MD, Wipak Packaging Changshu said the facility will serve existing and potential customers in the fast growing Asian markets.

We are now much closer to our customers, we can expand our service offer, and we can quickly and flexibly meet individual requests, not only for our Chinese customers, but for customers from all over Asia​,” he said.

“Wipak faces an exciting future. Our strong brands such as Steriking have been established on the market for many decades.

The production facility will improve the marketing of our products. At the same time, we will drive the Wipak brand and its associated corporate values – innovative and secure packaging. This first unit that we are opening today in China, and also in the Asia Pacific region, offers the potential for Wipak’s further growth​.”

Construction work on the plant began in December 2013. The factory covers an area of 5,000m², with plans to expand to 21,000m² in the future.

Related topics: Business, East Asia, Industry growth, China

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