SEE increases its investments in automated packaging systems
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Expand and modernize global facilities with advanced manufacturing and digital technology
CHARLOTTE, NC – (BUSINESS WIRE) – Sealed Air Corporation (NYSE: SEE) has committed more than $ 30 million in capital to expand global production capacity and invest in new equipment systems to meet growing demand for automated packaging systems (APS) AUTOBAG® branded solutions, a Sealed Air acquisition completed in 2019.
The investment is for capacity expansion, ‘contactless’ automation and proprietary digital printing technologies primarily at SEE’s APS facilities in Streetsboro and Bedford Heights, Ohio and Keyser, West Virginia, and will be completed in 2021. The company will also increase capacity and install new equipment at APS sites in Malvern, UK; Cavite, Philippines; and Qingpu, China.
“The successful acquisition and integration of APS into SEE has accelerated our growth and innovation in ‘contactless’ automation and bagging systems for e-commerce, industrial and food customers, ”said Sergio Pupkin , Director of Growth and Strategy for Sealed Air.
Doubling AUTOBAG® Equipment sales over the next three years
The acceleration of e-commerce driven by the pandemic has increased demand for automated packaging solutions in several end markets, including online retailers, consumer goods, medical supplies, industrial products and food.
“As our customers move their facilities to a more contactless environment, we are experiencing increasing demand for our AUTOBAG® automated equipment and sustainable packaging materials,” said Pupkin. “These investments will allow us to meet this rapidly growing demand by delivering automated solutions that make our customers’ operations safer, smarter and faster. ”
Our employees are making the difference in this new automated world
The company’s ‘contactless’ automation initiative is creating new jobs and driving demand for a skilled workforce capable of supporting critical supply chain and helping SEE to meet its growing achievement goals. The company is hiring for about 80 APS jobs in Ohio and West Virginia.
All vacant Sealed Air positions are posted on the company’s career web page.
About air sealed
Sealed Air (NYSE: SEE) is on a mission to protect, solve critical packaging issues, and make our world a better place than we found it in. Our technology, solutions and packaging systems create a safer, more resilient and less expensive global food supply chain, enable e-commerce and protect goods transported around the world.
Our globally recognized brands include CRYOVAC® brand food packaging, SEALED AIR® brand protective packaging, AUTOBAG® brand automated systems, BUBBLE WRAP® brand packaging and SEE ™ automation solutions.
SEE’s operating model, along with leading experts in materials, engineering, technology and science, is driving our innovative solution systems to be more sustainable, automated and digitally connected.
SEE leads the packaging industry to create a more environmentally, socially and economically sustainable future and is committed to designing or advancing 100% of its packaging materials to be recyclable or reusable. by 2025, and a bolder goal of achieving zero net carbon emissions in its global operations by 2040. The company is also committed to a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture through its 2025 commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
SEE generated sales of $ 4.9 billion in 2020 and has approximately 16,500 employees who serve customers in 117 countries / territories. To learn more, visit sealair.com.
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