As part of a plan to expand into 15 major U.S. markets by 2019, ePac has announced a pair of new locations in Houston, Texas, and Miami, Florida, that it expects to open in 2018. The two new facilities will bring ePac’s locations to a total of five by early next year. Presently, ePac has locations in Middleton, Wisconsin, Boulder, Colorado, and plans to open a Los Angeles plant in early 2018.
According to Virag Patel, COO of ePac Holdings, “Our Wisconsin plant has exceeded all of our growth expectations since opening just 18 months ago. To accommodate our growing customer base, we’ve doubled our space and are adding assets to meet demand much sooner than we had anticipated. Based on our early results, our plan is to accelerate expansion throughout the United States.”
Sales will begin immediately in Houston and Miami, with manufacturing done in other ePac locations while the plants are under development. Each plant will focus its services on brands of all sizes in local markets, in particular small and medium size businesses (SMBs).
Carl Joachim, ePac CMO, commented that: “We’ve really seen our relationships with SMBs flourish since we first started ePac. We approach each engagement as an opportunity to help an entrepreneur bring his or her vision to life with great packaging. The natural and organic food market is a good example. The market is growing at over 8 percent per year, driven largely by small and medium size businesses.”