Liquibox has opened a 140,000-square-foot flexible packaging “super-factory” in Madrid, Spain, which they’ve been working on since February.
The new factory will more than triple the bag-making capacity for the company in continental Europe, while also expanding the types and sizes of flexible bags the company can bring to market. This new capacity is well poised to meet increasing demand for bag-in-box and bulk products across the entire Europe, Middle East, and Africa region as growth in large packaging formats escalates due to COVID-19, the company said in a news release.
The Madrid factory will provide a more expansive and flexible footprint for 16 bag-making machines, with additional warehouse capacity. This will allow Liquibox to adapt operations to changes in volume and product mix and greatly minimize waste.
As part of its smart design, the factory features a clean room, offering more than 13,000 square feet of 100% dedicated production space, with all wooden pallets relegated to a separate palletizing area. Current BRC, ISO9001 and ISO22000 certifications will be maintained in the new building, the company said.