The company makes packaging systems for the bottling and packaging industries in China, and has customers in 110 different countries including Nestlé, Pepsi-Cola, Coca Cola, Danone and San Miguel.
Tech-Long’s 25,000 square foot facility in the City of Duluth will be the firm’s Center of Parts & Service Excellence for the Americas and house its manufacturing operations as the company expands into the liquid packaging markets in Canada, the US, Caribbean, Mexico and South America.
The expansion includes manufacturing components and replacement parts for its machinery and possibly manufacturing consumable beverage products.
“Tech-Long has aggressive growth plans in the Americas and we are constantly releasing product innovations of interest to the America’s market,” said Keith Boss, CEO, Tech-Long USA.
“This expansion reinforces our position in the packaging equipment industry. We are looking forward to bringing further investment and competencies to the local area and to contributing to the economy in the City of Duluth and Gwinnett County.”
The company’s recent introduction of its G-5 Rotary Stretch Blow Molding machine which produces PET bottles at speeds of 2,400 bottles per hour, per cavity on machines ranging from 6 to 32 cavities, is reportedly among the world’s fastest bottling equipment.
The announcement was made during a 12-day business mission trip by a Gwinnett Chamber Economic Development-led delegation to Tech-Long’s global headquarters in Guangzhou, China.
Delegates included: Jace Brooks (Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners), Bucky Johnson (Mayor, City of Norcross), Nick Masino (Sr. Vice President, Gwinnett Chamber Economic Development), and Andrew Carnes (Director of Economic Development, Gwinnett Chamber Economic Development).