Sabah – Food processing and packaging company Tetra Pak has completed an investment project worth EUR 60 million involving the upgrade of its packaging plant in Turkey’s Aegean province of Izmir.
The upgrade enables the plant to more than double its capacity to 10 billion packs and broaden its capability to produce a larger range of packages from the Tetra Pak portfolio.
“Our customers in this region have introduced over 100 new products during the last 3 years. With new machines in operation by January 2015, apart from the advantages of local supply such as faster lead time, we will also be able to provide customers with a wide range of packaging options for differentiation and improved functionality”, said Amar Zahid, who has been appointed Cluster Vice President of Tetra Pak Greater Middle East & Africa effective 1st of July.
Greater Middle East has been one of the best performing regions within Tetra Pak with an annual growth rate of 10% during the past decade. At the same time, due to the well-placed geographic location, availability of skilled labor force, as well as the proven success of the factory in terms of low waste ratios and high service levels, the Izmir plant in Turkey has become an export hub for Tetra Pak.