The latest corrugating facility will make recycled and recyclable boxes and packaging to satisfy the growing demand from firms seeking sustainable packaging options
Paper and packaging company Opal has opened its new $140m corrugated cardboard packaging facility at Logic Wodonga, Australia.
The site, located along Hume’s freight corridor, is intended to process recycled and kraft paper from Opal’s Botany Mill in Sydney and Maryvale Mill in the Latrobe Valley.
Spread over around 55,000m2, the facility will use the latest advanced, high-speed packaging manufacturing technology.
The latest corrugating facility will make recycled and recyclable boxes and packaging to meet the growing demand from firms seeking sustainable packaging options.
According to the paper and packaging company, these solutions are used in a range of fresh produce, food processing, fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) and manufacturing industries across Australia.
Additionally, the plant incorporates a highly automated materials and waste handling system.
Designed with sustainability at its centre, the Wodonga site is powered using solar and rainwater harvesting.
Regional Development minister Gayle Tierney said: “Logic Wodonga is on track to becoming a major hub for the manufacturing, transport and supply chain industries.”
“Our support for the new Opal facility in Wodonga will create new jobs and make it easier for local companies to do business right here in Victoria.”
According to Tierney, the investment at Logic Wodonga is expected to generate more than 400 new jobs.
Opal is a paper and packaging maker in Australia and New Zealand. The Wodonga facility, which is a member of the Nippon Paper Group, supports the company’s robust local workforce.
The new location expands on Victoria’s $33bn manufacturing sector, which employs 24,000 people, generates $23.9bn in export revenue, and supports over 260,000 jobs.
This initiative is a component of the government’s historic $41bn in rural and regional investments made in Victoria since 2015.