Sun Chemical invests $3.1 million in Quebec plant
New ink manufacturing facility in Laval benefits customers, and operating costs.
June 8, 2012
by Canadian Packaging Staff
Sun Chemical Canada has announced it has opened a new state-of-the-art ink manufacturing plant in Laval with a $3.1 million investment designed to provide stronger customer service, improve efficiency, and reduce costs.
The 50,000-square-foot facility consolidates the four manufacturing plants located in Ottawa, Quebec City and two buildings located in the Montreal suburbs of Boucherville and Anjou, into one brand new manufacturing plant that will service the needs of customers primarily located in the Montreal, Ottawa and Quebec City areas.
Stating that the move to a larger facility will better position Sun Chemical to provide better truck loading capabilities expedite routes, reduce carbon emissions and save money on fuel for faster delivery across Quebec and Eastern Ontario—which will help Sun Chemical meet many of its eco-efficiency goals by improving its carbon footprint and reducing expenses.
“We are affirming our commitment to the Quebec and the Canadian market with this investment,” says Sun Chemical Canada president Rod Staveley. “Sun Chemical plans to be in this business for the long term and is providing the infrastructure needed to deliver best in class services to our valued customers. Our new facility reduces costs, improves productivity, and enables continuing high service levels for our customers.”
The facility has ink dispensers on-site to use both for demonstrations and the manufacturing of spot color inks for customers. Other equipment at the plant include: three roll mills, several vertical post mixers, and other smaller mixers. A lab is located inside the building for quality control and color matching chemistries along with offices for the sales force.
Currently under application to become an LEED-certified building, the Laval facility offers a variety of “green” benefits, including: a heat-recovery unit, the use of energy efficient lighting, waste-stream recycling, and commuter parking spaces to encourage carpooling and the use of electric or hybrid vehicles. Dedicated to the highest level of cleanliness, the new manufacturing plant features equipment upgrades that meet the stringent health and safety standards of the CSST (the province’s occupational health and safety organization).
Sun Chemical will host an open house of the facility on Wednesday, June 27th and will offer tours and food for those that attend. Customers, local officials and the media are all welcome to attend. Please RSVP with Wendy Fan via e-mail at email@example.com or call at 905-595-3535.
For more information about the Laval facility, visit: www.sunchemical.com/laval-canada.