CHINA • Siegwerk announced it opened INKube, its new Packaging Ink Solution Center, in Shanghai. The new centre will help the company to expand its local capabilities, competencies and offerings for the Chinese market. It will be home to more than 220 employees. It is a five-story building constructed in the Xin Zhuang Industrial Zone, just southwest of Shanghai’s central business district.
With 220 workstations, plus reception area, the INKsperience Showroom and canteen, the building makes use of the land area with a car park underneath. Besides, the new facility offers 600 metres (1,969 ft) of overall lab bench space. It will be the place where new products will be developed as per the customers’ requirements and specific needs.
Customers and guests from around the world were invited when Siegwerk China officially opened its new facility. The guests were guided through the building and amongst others could explore Siegwerk’s new 110 sqm (1,184 sqft) showroom. This new show space hosts a collection of experiences focused on the needs of different customers. By using technology for interactive visitor experiences, it gives an overview of the company’s expertise, especially in packaging inks, while presenting a wide range of packaging application examples.
The company also recently completed an investment project at one of its European technical centres in France, where it opened a new Blending Center for the production of water-based inks, and it also invested in automation and increased capacity within the manufacturing of water-based and energy curable products at its US-site in Morganton, North Carolina.