Avery Dennison Corp. recently shared details of two investments aimed at expanding its manufacturing capacity and improving factory efficiency in Europe to meet growing demand for its label and packaging materials. The company reports it is one year into a three-year, €45 million (approximately $47 million) expansion of its facilities at Champ-sur-Drac, France. Enhancements include: five new logistical buildings covering more than 8,700 sq m; a new automated warehouse; and an additional high-speed, state-of-the-art hot-melt adhesive coater scheduled to come online during 2024.

At its Luxembourg facility specializing in labels made with acrylic emulsion adhesives, the company has undertaken a €15 million (~ $15.7 million) project to redesign operational flow and add a new emulsion specialty coater. The coater is expected to come online during the first quarter of 2023.

“Our investments at Champs-sur-Drac and Luxembourg will allow us to meet customer demand now and into the future by freeing capacity throughout our European manufacturing network,” said Tim Presto, vice president of Supply Chain & Operations, EMENA.

Avery Dennison expects that the expansions at both Luxembourg and Champs-sur-Drac will enhance the reliability of service for its customers by strengthening its network of manufacturing plants and distribution centers across Europe. In addition, the company anticipates that these expansions will help it fully embrace Industry 4.0 practices that increase efficiency, reduce operating costs, and free employees to perform safer and higher-value tasks.

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