Workers will be manufacturing naturally-renewable paper shopping bags and industrial packaging products — using smart, innovative techniques and only the most environmentally responsible and sustainable materials from certified sustainably managed forests; offering real points of difference to the marketplace, the company says.
“Delaware is a great state with great people. Our management team was completely bowled over by the ‘can do’ attitude, fantastic training centers and support structure in place,” says AB Group Packaging founder/CEO Dermot Brady. “We were looking for the very best America has to offer and believe we have found it here in Delaware.”
According to Delaware Economic Development, “Late last year, Primark, one of AB Group Packaging’s largest customers, opened its first two US stores — one at the old Filene’s store in Boston and another at the King of Prussia Mall in Pennsylvania. Primark’s entry into the US market, in addition to over 470 stores in Europe, made AB Group Packaging’s need for a US operation imperative.”
“The company has been experiencing significant growth in recent years. Just over five years ago, the company opened a plant in South Wales, UK, that started out with 34 employees. Today, there are 90 people working there, and AB Group Packaging projects that there will be 200 employees at the facility in three years,” DED officials said.