Lindal Group, a worldwide leader in innovative aerosol packaging solutions, held its ribbon-cutting ceremony for its new, state-of-the-art, 100,000-square foot facility in Columbus, Indiana.
Lindal has planned the expandable facility with over $20 million investment for the U.S. market last year, which includes production, offices, laboratories, and warehousing.
Lindal invested in new injection molding machines (IMM), Bag on Valve (BOV) and standard valve lines, various high-speed assembly cells and a number of key customer specific programmes to increase the capacity and expand the aerosol business.
James Lienhoop, Mayor of Columbus, Indiana, Trevor Lane, Regional Director, Indiana Economic Development Council, Cindy Frei President of Columbus Area Chamber of Commerce, Jason Hester and Mark Pratt, President, and Chairman of Greater Columbus Economic Development Corporation participated in the grand celebration.
The other members present were of the Lilienthal Family, the shareholder of the Lindal Group, Francois-Xavier Gilbert, Lindal Group CEO and the entire senior management team of Lindal Group
Francois-Xavier Gilbert, Lindal Group CEO, said, “Thanks to the hard work, dedication and skills of our Lindal North America (LNA) team led by Gonzalo Frejenal, LNA Plant Manager and Jerry Miller LNA Technical Manager, just within a year we have created 15-acre Columbus campus which brings the best in class technical know-how and innovation capabilities. We anticipated the need for integrated and centrally-located resources for our wide range of U.S. customers, as demand here continues to grow.”
Gilbert, added, “Our new Columbus facility is another example of our strength as a customer-facing organization that speeds packaging development and delivers state of the art equipment. With accelerating American growth, we will continue to deliver our best in class packaging technology to help our customers to stand out from the crowd.”