USA – Tetra Pak plans to invest US$35 million in its factory upgrades at its new technology site in Denton, Texas as it aims to meet the challenging needs of its clients in the US and Canada.

The new plant will have expanded capabilities that will include a new laminator, which allows the company to produce a wider range of packaging formats.

To provide ample space for large equipment, renovations are expected to begin soon to build out additional space at the facility and are expected to be complete by the end of 2018.

“Tetra Pak is pleased to make these upgrades, which will position our Denton factory as one of the most advanced in our global operations,” said CEO of Tetra Pak US & Canada, Carmen Becker.

“This new technology will allow us to produce an expanded portfolio of packages out of this facility and better serve our customers.”

The new laminator will be used to apply polyethylene layers, laminating printed material and aluminium together as part of this process, says Tetra Pak.

The company said that with the investment, it will be able to move some production from Mexico to the site and offer benefits to its consumers, such as reduced lead times.

“With the new laminator we have the ability of producing what we call a pre-laminator hole, which is the functionality that enables the screw cap products that we can see in the US markets today,” said Tetra Pak Business Development Manager, Jonas C. Kristensson.

“That’s a huge growing segment for Tetra Pak in the industry,” she concluded.