Zacpac into new $25m Qld plant

Zacpac has completed stage one of building its new $25m plant in Stapylton, Queensland, with the plant is now fully operational, offering corrugated packaging, litho cartons and litho-laminated packaging to clients from northern New South Wales up to North Queensland. John Zac, directof Zacpac says, “We are proud to introduce Australia’s newest, most modern and up-to-date manufacturing hub for packaging materials. Our new facility offers clients in Queensland another choice for their corrugating packaging needs to complement the other two options available in the area. “The new machines provide best practices and modern techniques that increase our plant’s output by more than double, whilst remaining loyal to delivering the excellent service Zacpac has always provided clients over the past seven decades.” The new 8,000 sqm Zacpac plant has been established to shorten the turnaround times of the existing distribution warehouse on the Gold Coast. In addition to new kit Zacpac will add another 30 staff to its business following the Christmas break.

Open for business: Zacpac's new $25m plant

Open for business: Zacpac’s new $25m plant

The corrugator used in the plant is considered the most versatile machine in the industry. It is also the most efficient as it runs the shortest job lots in comparison with other machines used in similar facilities. Also making Zacpac’s corrugator stand out are its wide range of creasing profiles, which the company says are the largest across Australia, added with its ability to double the capacity of corrugated board production. Complementing the corrugator is a computerised, automatic take off system. This system takes boxes off the machine on a pulley system on tracks, preventing damage to the boxes. According to the company it is more efficient than manual methods as it streamlines and automates the facility’s storage system, ensuring quicker and direct deliver from the corrugator to product converting lines. “We believe that our Queensland plant will allow us to meet new clients’ needs while continuously delivering the services our existing clients have grown accustomed to,” added John Zac. “However, our biggest joy stems from our ability to provide jobs to the local community. Therefore, we are expanding our workforce adding 30 professionals by the beginning of next year following the Christmas break.”

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