Graham Packaging Company, a worldwide provider of customised blow-moulded plastic containers, has unveiled a state-of-the-art manufacturing plant located on site with a new filling facility operated by the Danone Group in Aldaia, Spain, near Valencia.
The 75,000-square-foot plant has already begun production of HDPE (high-density polyethylene) bottles for Danone's yoghurt-based beverages sold in Western Europe.
"This plant is the most sophisticated we have ever built in terms of technology, material flows, and layout," said Graham Packaging president and chief operating officer Roger M. Prevot.
The Aldaia plant is the latest in a series of facilities Graham Packaging has opened in the last two years with the Danone Group, a leader in the world food industry. "Our strategy is to grow globally with key customers," Prevot said.
Based in York, Graham Packaging designs and makes customised blow-moulded plastic containers for branded food and beverage products. The company employs approximately 4,000 people at 55 plants throughout North America, Europe, and Latin America. It produced more than eight billion containers and reported total worldwide sales of approximately $923 million in 2001.