Bloomfield Hills-based TriMas Corp. announced today that Rieke Packaging Systems, part of the TriMas Packaging Group, is expanding its North American manufacturing presence by building a 230,000-square-foot facility in New Albany, Ohio, with operations set to commence in the second quarter of 2022.
The new facility will be located near Rieke’s current New Albany manufacturing facility (northwest of Columbus), which will be relocated to the new facility upon completion. The highly automated plant will feature advanced injection molding and assembly equipment.
One example is an efficient molding machine and altered workflows that are expected to reduce overall energy consumption per unit produced.
“On the heels of record growth in TriMas’ Packaging segment in 2020, we are pleased to continue to support our customers by investing in our packaging manufacturing operations in North America,” says Thomas Amato, TriMas president and CEO.
“The expansion of our capabilities, in what is commonly referred to as the Beauty Park area of Ohio, will support the future growth of our business with advanced manufacturing technology and operational excellence, while locating close to many of our customers to ensure continued excellent lead times and collaborative product development.”
The facility will allow TriMas Packaging bring several products currently manufactured outside of the U.S. to the country, while providing incremental capacity for new business growth. The shortening of the supply chain for these products will improve operational flow and customer lead times.
TriMas Packaging employs around 2,000 people with 20 global locations. It primarily consists of Rieke, Taplast and Affaba & Ferrari in Italy, and Rapak in Illinois. The companies produce closure and bag-in-box products for applications in the beauty and personal care, food and beverage, pharmaceutical and nutraceutical, industrial and home care end markets.
TriMas is a global manufacturer and provider of products for customers primarily in the consumer products, aerospace, and industrial markets, with around 3,200 employees in 11 countries.