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Swiss-Based Neopac Locates First U.S. Plant In Wilson County, North Carolina

04/11/2018
Neopac US, Inc., a Swiss-based global manufacturer of primary packaging for the pharmaceutical and cosmetics industries, will invest more than $30.8 million to locate its first U.S. manufacturing plant and new North American headquarters in Wilson County, North Carolina. The company plans to create up to 44 new jobs.

A wholly-owned subsidiary of Hoffmann Neopac AG, based in Switzerland, the company will build a new high-tech facility for high barrier Polyfoil tube production at the Wilson Corporate Park.

Neopac US creates high-barrier tubes used for pharmaceutical and cosmetic formulas. With this project, Neopac will build a new facility with a clean room and high-speed tube line. The facility will have room for expansion of up to four high-speed production lines.

“For the last two years, we’ve done a detailed evaluation for a suitable site location in the U.S. and we are pleased to locate our new U.S. headquarters in Wilson, a community that matches perfectly with our requirements for qualified people, supportive government, a high quality of life and proximity to our customers,” said Mark Aegler, CEO at Hoffmann Neopac AG.

“Our new pharma-focused facility prepares us to better meet the current and future needs of our North American customers and, together with our facilities in Europe, Hungary and India allows us to be the world-wide solutions partner to all customers,” said Douglas Voreis, Managing Director at Neopac US Inc.

“Neopac is an example of the kind of company we want here in North Carolina,” said Governor Roy Cooper. “They are bringing high-quality, good-paying jobs, and they’re ready to help train people to fill them.”

“Wilson County has a strong manufacturing presence, and that’s because the workforce and the infrastructure here is strong,” said North Carolina Commerce Secretary Anthony M. Copeland. “Neopac will move into the Wilson Corporate Park, joining companies including Fresenius Kabi, and will work with schools, community colleges and NC Works to make sure we keep training Wilson’s workforce for the jobs of today and tomorrow.”

The North Carolina Department of Commerce and the Economic Development Partnership of N.C. were instrumental in supporting the company’s expansion decision. A performance-based grant of $300,000 from the One North Carolina Fund will help facilitate Neopac’s move to North Carolina. Companies receive no money upfront and must meet job creation and capital investment targets to qualify for payment. All One NC grants require a matching grant from local governments and any award is contingent upon that condition being met.

In addition to North Carolina Commerce and the Economic Partnership of North Carolina, other key partners in the project include the North Carolina General Assembly, the North Carolina Community College System, Wilson County, the City of Wilson, the Wilson Economic Development Council and Wilson Properties, Inc.

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