Ranpak Holdings Corp., a global leader of environmentally sustainable, paper-based packaging solutions, is building an 80,000 square-foot innovation and automation center in Shelton, Connecticut. The project is expected to create 35 jobs and increase that amount to around 80 to 100 by 2024.
The facility, located at 57 Waterview Drive, will be a showroom for the company’s automation and robotics product offerings; an innovation center for research and development in automation and AI applications; and include dedicated manufacturing and assembly space. Construction is expected to be complete by the fourth quarter of 2022.
“Ranpak is thrilled to invest in our growth in end-of-line automation and robotics solutions at our new center in Shelton, Connecticut,” Omar Asali, chairman and CEO of Ranpak, said. “We are committed to building state-of-the-art technologies to advance Ranpak’s mission to deliver automated and sustainable packaging solutions. Our Connecticut facility will be an ideal location to develop and scale new innovations to drive our mission forward. We look forward to bringing high-quality jobs to Fairfield County, and thank Governor Lamont and his administration for welcoming us as new members of the community.”
“Ranpak is going to make a great addition to Connecticut’s manufacturing ecosystem,” David Lehman, commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development, said. “Their commitment to innovation and sustainability fits well into the business ethos of our state.”
Ranpak Holdings Corp. manufactures machines and paper products used in protective paper-based packing for shipping goods and merchandise for e-commerce and industry. With global headquarters in the Cleveland, Ohio area, Ranpak employs over 850 people around the world, including the Netherlands, Czech Republic, Singapore and multiple locations across the United States.
“Ranpak’s decision to locate their new facility in Connecticut underscores what we know to be true, our talent, our location, and our culture of innovation are powerful assets for companies looking to be best-in-class in their industries,” said Peter Denious, president and CEO of AdvanceCT.