PakTech, a 31-year-old sustainable packaging industry leader, announces its
expansion into a 180,000 sq. ft state-of-the-art facility in its hometown of Eugene, Oregon.
The move is in response to the company’s growth and readiness to scale. “We have enjoyed continual growth year after year. We want to retain our technical talent in Eugene, and we needed a large facility that allows for rapid increase in manufacturing capacity. This new site allows for planned and potential growth, and we are excited to be here.” according to Owner and President, Jim Borg at PakTech.
PakTech’s new expanded facility sets up its ability to serve its growing global audience in the food, beverage, consumer goods industries, and beyond. With physical infrastructure in place, adding machine cells permit doubling production output in as little as 8 months if needed.
PakTech is a pioneer in sustainable packaging and is widely recognized for its environmental achievements. This year alone they have been awarded three sustainability awards including Best Environmental Packaging for World Beverage Innovation, and Sustainable Product of the Year by Business Intelligence Group. Their recognition is backed by repurposing nearly a billion recycled containers into high-quality packaging handles. This has kept over 100 million pounds of plastic out of landfills and waterways.
From its work culture, business practices, and products, PakTech puts sustainability at the forefront of every decision. “We have always been a proud steward of the environment. We are from the Pacific NW and caring for the environment is a part of our culture and history. Diverting materials from the landfill, and being a responsible manufacturing employer here in Eugene is a core mission.” adds Mr. Borg.
PakTech’s handles are made from 100% recycled HDPE (#2) plastic, which is the same tough, durable material used to make milk jugs, detergent bottles, and other household containers. HDPE is non-toxic, food safe, cost-effective, and indefinitely recyclable. So not only are PakTech’s handles made of recycled material, they’re also reusable, then often given a third life when recycled and further repurposed.
PakTech has partnered with more than 635 businesses to establish dedicated recycling centers, allowing their handles to be recycled and repurposed into new products like flower pots, park benches, new PakTech handles, and more.
The company’s sustainable business practices have made positive impacts on both consumers and the brands that serve them. As more and more industries recognize the benefits of sustainable packaging, PakTech continues to innovate, growing its offerings to serve an increasing number of industries. Its new subsidiary brand, PetPak, exemplifies this growth. PetPak gives the pet industry, historically laden with cardboard and shrink wrap multipacking, a new option for providing their consumers with a sustainable, premium packaging option.
PakTech also continues to release new, cutting-edge applicator machines, like the CCA 875 – which allows for the packaging of over 875 cans per minute. These recent innovations mark the continued ambition and success of PakTech. With its new facility in production, it’s ready to serve a growing number of brands looking for cost-effective, sustainable, high-quality packaging solutions.
PakTech serves major brands and emerging markets worldwide with a team of 300+ employees in Eugene, Oregon.