Leading packaging manufacturer Jamestrong has officially opened its new infant formula can manufacturing facility in Christchurch, New Zealand.
The company’s Managing Director Alex Commins said the state-of-the-art Christchurch facility in Hornby will supply milk powder to the booming Chinese infant formula market.
“In excess of 20 million babies are born each year in China. Producing 16,000,000 infant formula cans per year, the new Hornby facility will contribute to New Zealand’s reputation as a global leader in dairy exports and provide jobs for local workers,” Mr Commins added.
“It is imperative the canning facilities are in close proximity to the raw product and associated services. Christchurch is ideally located, close to NZ dairy producers and processors.”
The Hornby facility is the second of three high-care infant formula facilities Jamestrong is developing as part of its manufacturing investment strategy in Australia and New Zealand.
“Kyabram in regional Australia was the site of the first high-care infant formula can manufacture,” Mr Commins continued.
“A third facility in Auckland is in the planning phase and expected to be rolling cans off the line by February 2019.”