STAMFORD, Conn., April 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- AGI-Shorewood, a leading global specialty-packaging manufacturer, today announced it is realigning the product offerings and optimizing the capabilities of its U.S. locations.
The company is upgrading one of its Heidelberg presses at its Indianapolis plant from a conventional curing press to a UV press to better align with the requirements of its consumer packaged goods customers. AGI-Shorewood is also upgrading its current UV press at its plant in Hendersonville, N.C., to improve capability and manufacturing reliability for the fast-turn requirements of its customers in the entertainment and media business. These investments will improve the capability of both plants to supply their target markets, according to Mark Caines, CEO of its North American operations.
In addition, AGI-Shorewood's plant in Melrose Park, Ill., will focus on manufacturing specialty packaging and setup boxes for media and consumer packaged goods, including rigid boxes, plastics packaging and highly embellished standard board products, as well as providing fulfillment services. The facility will continue making paper and paperboard products, but the company is shifting a portion of Melrose Park's standard print production to Indianapolis and Hendersonville.
"We're optimizing our business to better serve the evolving needs of our customers and to position AGI-Shorewood for long-term growth," Caines says. "To that end, we're creating centers of excellence for the products and services we offer by focusing individual facilities on product markets."
AGI-Shorewood, which is comprised of AGI-Shorewood U.S. and AGI-Shorewood International, is a specialized global packaging platform that makes innovative products for the world's premier consumer products companies. Key consumer-packaging segments it serves include entertainment and media, tobacco, beauty and personal care, cosmetics and fragrance, health care and pharmaceuticals, consumer electronics, golf, confectionary and specialty foods, beverages, and specialty gravure. AGI-Shorewood U.S. and AGI-Shorewood International collectively employ nearly 4,000 people worldwide, operating 22 manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe, Asia and Latin America and 10 creative services offices in the U.S., U.K., France, China and Australia.