Tissue packaging equipment manufacturer Infinity Machine & Engineering Corporation has responded to the world-wide increase in customer demand by expanding its Green Bay, USA-based engineering and manufacturing facilities.
In July, the company broke ground on the 8,900 square metre facility, which it said will enable it to offer greater manufacturing capacity to customers, implement manufacturing process improvements and expand product line offerings.
The expansion will also have a dedicated R&D area, expanded training facilities and allow for full packaging line set-ups.
Infinity is currently split between four facilities, three in Wisconsin and the fourth in Bologna, Italy.
The new Green Bay facility will bring all US operations under one roof and increase the company’s presence in America to 16,000 square metres, supported by the Bologna site’s 1,200 square metres.
Ryan Holmer, technical sales, Infinity, said: “We are seeing tremendous growth across the global market, and our new investment in engineering and manufacturing reflects that.
“Brick by brick, project by project, and idea by idea, Infinity’s intention is to grow without limits and to do our best to help our customers realise their maximum potential.”
The new facility will include a monorail trolley system for powder coated parts which will more than double the paint capacity, adding an additional six final assembly bays (currently there are 13) and additional “pre-build” areas to speed up production.
Infinity is also expanding its engineering offices to allow for increased engineering capacity, a move which will increase the number of engineering staff from 30 to almost 40.
There will be a space dedicated to packaging line synchronisation and simulation which will feature a virtual reality studio and large monitors for simulated line inspections before the actual installation.
Between 2016 and 2019, the company has more than doubled in size in terms of machine shipments and revenue, whilst also increasing its employee headcount from 85 in 2016 to over 170 people.
Holmer added: “In every facet of the organisation, we strive to reach perfection and provide longevity and continuity for our customers, our employees, and our community.
“We manage our operations while focusing on three important principles: always give our best effort, work in concert with our values, and simply do what we say we will do.”