Amcor to open innovation centres in Asia and Europe


Packaging giant Amcor has unveiled plans to build two new state-of-the-art innovation centers in Ghent, Belgium, and Jiangyin, China.

Peter Konieczny, Chief Commercial Officer for Amcor, said the new facilities will expand the global reach of Amcor’s innovation network, allowing customers globally to tap into the company’s deep material science expertise and packaging development capabilities.

“Our innovation centers have already become trusted destinations for some of the world’s biggest brands as they work to improve both the sustainability of their products and the overall consumer experience,” Mr Konieczny continued.

“We’re excited to expand our global innovation network and remain the growth partner of choice for customers across the world.”

The new centres will include immersive customer experience facilities to generate consumer insights, run co-creation sessions and conduct rapid prototyping; advanced analytical and material science labs, as well as dedicated pilot manufacturing equipment.

William Jackson, Chief Technology Officer for Amcor’s Flexibles business said the facilities will also feature packaging machinery that replicates customer operations to run trials without disruption to customer production and the latest packaging recycling and composting know-how across multiple materials.

“Our innovation and design centers offer customers a unique space to test new ideas and technologies across a variety of materials and formats without disrupting commercial operations,” Mr Jackson said.

“Our customers will be able to access our innovation capabilities wherever they are in the world and benefit from a seamless transfer of expertise and knowledge across the network.”

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