Alpha Packaging is completing the installation of three additional blow-molders, which adds up to a total of 20 new machines that the supplier has installed in 2012. Some have replaced older models, but overall Alpha now has 12 additional machines, and $35 million invested in additional capacity compared to last year. By the end of 2012, Alpha will have 180 machines operating at seven different manufacturing sites across North America.
So - exactly how will its customers benefit? Alpha will now have the capability to to manufacture duplicate blow-sets across different manufacturing sites. A company can order bottles from a location that's closest to its filler -- saving on transportation costs, as well as time.
“We are working closely in partnership with key customers to invest in the technologies and blow molds that support their growth," stated Jeff Kellar, president and CEO, Alpha Packaging.