Velcro Companies Adds Production Capacity To Meet Customer Demand For PRESS-LOK Technology

BRAMPTON, Ontario/BOSTON, Mass. — September 6, 2016 — Velcro Companies today announced it has completed an expansion of its manufacturing facility in Brampton, Ontario, increasing its North American production capacity for its popular PRESS-LOK® flexible packaging closures.

The Press-Lok closure is a durable, easy-to-use fastening technology that was developed for the flexible packaging market and enables consumers to achieve an effective seal without the need for tedious and precise line-up. Press-Lok has been integrated into a wide variety of consumer product packaging including pet foods, detergent pods, rice, cheese, protein powder, granola, and nuts.  Since its launch four years ago, Press-Lok has been adopted by customers in more than 45 countries.

“The Press-Lok closure technology allows our customers in the food and packaged goods sectors to create simpler, smarter and more reliable packaging experiences for their consumers.  With just a squeeze, Press-Lok easily aligns to create a secure seal that you can feel and hear.  It’s what real closure is all about,” said Jurjen Jacobs, vice president of Marketing and Innovation for Velcro Companies.

Scott Filion, president of the Americas region, said: “The Press-Lok closure system has been one of our most successful innovations. The installation of this state-of-the-art equipment in Canada will enable us to serve the needs of customers in the fast-growing market for flexible packaging.”

Peter Buchanan, plant manager of Velcro Companies in Canada, added: “The expansion of the Brampton facility continues a tradition of innovation and quality that Velcro Companies established in Canada more than 50 years ago. We are very proud of our people and their commitment to serving customers, and we look forward to continuing the company’s growth in North America.” The company celebrated its 50th anniversary in Brampton in 2014 and currently has 110 employees there.

With the launch of the Press-Lok manufacturing capability, the company’s facility in Canada was named a Center of Packaging Excellence, and it has attained major quality standards including QS9000, TS16949, ISO14001. It is also in the process of certifying to BRC/IoP Global Standards for packaging materials, to meet the strict requirements of large food producers.

Posted September 6, 2016

Source: Velcro Companies