Canpack, a Polish Krakow-based packaging manufacturer, has acquired the property and will build its first aluminum beverage cans and lids production facility in the United States. These are hundreds of jobs for Americans.
- We are very happy to introduce Canpack Group to the United States, the world's largest aluminum beverage can market. Despite many attractive locations we chose Pennsylvania," says Peter Giorgi, President of Giorgi Global Holdings, owner of Canpack Group.
400 jobs. Ready in 2021
The company will also open a "Center of Excellence", demonstrating the company's R&D and lithographic capabilities. The plant, whose completion and production readiness is planned for the last quarter of 2021, is to provide over 400 jobs locally.
- For generations such undertakings have been a source of income, employment and pride for thousands of families in Lackawanna County. I am pleased that Canpack will restore hundreds of much-needed and well-paid jobs in our region, especially in such a vast industrial area as Olyphant," said Senator John Blake, representing the district.
Based in Krakow/Poland, Canpack already employs nearly 8,000 people worldwide and operates in 19 countries.
- We are excited to enter the American market, which will allow us to better respond to the needs of our global consumers," said Roberto Villaquiran, President of Canpack Group. - Our customers include the world's largest beverage producers. To be an equal partner for them, we have to be here in the United States," he adds.