Avery Dennison invests US$65 million into its Rodange, Luxembourg production facility to cater to the demand for pressure-sensitive materials.
The investment is one of Avery Dennison’s largest operational initiatives globally in recent years.
The expansion incorporates a multi-capability coater, additional slitter capacity, a new packaging line, and an automated warehouse.
The total space utilized in Rodange will increase by more than 12,000 sqm and will be optimized to deliver maximized sustainability related to waste management, energy consumption and water-use efficiency.
The Rodange facility was chosen for its high productivity and efficiency, and shorter customer delivery distances, which enhances service capability while reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
Specifically, by situating this added capacity in centrally-located Luxembourg, associated greenhouse gas emissions will be decreased by 700 tons annually, contributing to the realization of the goals Avery Dennison set out in its Sustainability Agenda 2025.
A permit to begin the expansion is expected from local authorities in Rodange by the end of September, with construction expected to begin later this year.
Initial production from the expansion is expected in the second half of 2018.