According to Virag Patel, COO of ePac Holdings, “Our Wisconsin plant has exceeded all of our growth expectations since opening just eighteen months ago. To accommodate our growing customer base, we’ve doubled our space and are adding assets to meet demand much sooner than we had anticipated. Based on our early results, our plan is to accelerate expansion throughout the United States.”
Sales will begin immediately in Houston and Miami, with manufacturing done in other ePac locations while the plants are under development. Each plant will focus its services on brands of all sizes in local markets, in particular small and medium size businesses (SMBs).
Carl Joachim, ePac CMO, comments that “We’ve really seen our relationships with SMBs flourish since we first started ePac; we approach each engagement as an opportunity to help an entrepreneur bring his or her vision to life with great packaging. The Natural and Organic food market is a good example. The market is growing at over 8% per year, driven largely by small and medium size businesses.”
According to one ePac customer, Sarah Lanphier, CEO of Sarah’s Sweet & Savory Snacks in York, PA, “With ePac we’ve been able to improve our packaging as well as eliminate purchasing it from Asia and the service and quality issues we were dealing with. ePac is a game changer for small businesses like ours.”
To manage ePac’s accelerated growth, ePac Holdings has been formed, and is led by industry veteran Jack Knott. ePac Holdings manages investor relations, and provides management oversight and centralized services for each ePac location.