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ED---8-3-factory-opening-Kyabram

$8.3M expansion to meet growing needs of infant formula

David Lee March 16, 2016
MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR EXPANSION… Jamestrong Packaging Kyabram Plant engineering manager, Rod Prior, site manager, Grant McConkey and process engineer, Steve Myles out the front of the new $8.3M infant formula can line plant. Photo: Supplied.

MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR EXPANSION… Jamestrong Packaging Kyabram Plant engineering manager, Rod Prior, site manager, Grant McConkey and process engineer, Steve Myles out the front of the new $8.3M infant formula can line plant. Photo: Supplied.

A NEW $8.3M infant formula can line is only a few months away from being completed at the Jamestrong Packaging plant in Kyabram, which has been designed to meet the growing needs for infant formula.

In August last year, Jamestrong’ purchased a 6,500 square meter positive air pressure warehouse, adjacent to their manufacturing plant in Kyabram, with the intention to move ahead with plans for the additional infant formula can line.

The latest investment follows a recent $13M injection for a worlds-best ‘KBA Metal Star 3’ metal printer, which offers the highest quality print and can making supply chain available.

The new can line will be set up with formally zoned hygiene-controlled areas, meeting the highest food safety standards and will be fitted with in-line leak testing, can air rinsing, as well as state-of-the-art vision systems designed to comprehensively inspect for internal and external faults.

Jamestrong Packaging Kyabram plant manufacturing manager, Grant McConkey said, “The project to install and commission this line is due for completion by June this year and will be dedicated exclusively to the manufacture of infant formula cans enabling optimum security of secondary packaging.

“The Kyabram plant has been supplying infant formula cans to the Australian marketplace for over 25 years and is excited to continue its leadership in this category with this new investment.

“Jamestrong Packaging is very pleased to be able to invest in country Victoria and develop its manufacturing footprint.”