RKW – Investment in Southeast Asian market
VIETNAM • RKW announced it is investing several million Euros into technology, infrastructure and workplace safety, which include a new printing line for multipack films, expansion of the total building area and the optimization of building technology at its site in Vietnam. With the expansion, RKW Lotus is now operating as RKW Vietnam.
RKW has based its expansion into the markets of Vietnam and the neighboring countries of Malaysia, Indonesia, Myanmar and Laos on technology for packaging solutions. To enable the production of printed multipack films for beer, mineral water and soft drinks, the company has invested in a new line for high-quality film prints at its site in Ho Chi Minh City. Manufactured in Europe, the new machine is expected to be commissioned and to start production by the end of 2016.
The company will now able to produce printed versions of multipack films in Vietnam for the first time, and the printed multipack films can be recycled. The company has also begun the expansion of its total building area, which will be enlarged by 50% with the goal of shorter distances between production units and streamlining work processes.