Knoll Packaging expands with new factory in Philippines
The highly sustainable factory is scheduled to begin production January 2023
November 10, 2022
Knoll Packaging, the leader in deluxe packaging for over 38 years, has announced they will open a fully owned and operated factory in the Philippines in January 2023. The custom-built facility features a highly sustainable design, will maintain Knoll’s standard for quality, and position us for expansion.
The highly sustainably designed factory is 8,000 sq meters with full rooftop solar array, rainwater collection for re-use, and a low Carbon Footprint. Knoll will also maintain the highest level of social accountability, employee engagement, and ethics in Asia. The factory is in a Duty-Free trade zone which is ‘0’ Vat for import and exports. The location is highly industrialized with neighboring facilities owned by Epson, Dyson, Honda and many others, and is close to Manila Port. The Philippines factory will also feature Knoll Packaging’s proprietary custom-built machinery designed for cost efficiency and continued high quality.
Jeremy Cohen, President and CEO of Knoll Packaging, added, "This project is a continuation of our regionalization initiatives globally, gives us opportunities for cost containment, and full control of employee engagement in Asia, which is high on our priority list and a core part of our DNA. With our automation and continued innovation this will establish our position for growth globally well into the future.
Knoll Packaging recently announced a strategic commercial partnership with Albertini Packaging Group (APG) that brings Knoll’s quality production into Europe. Knoll developed proprietary machinery that is automated with technical upgrades that have never been achieved before in Europe. Knoll also began offering European production of molded pulp to its customers this year. The material is certified recyclable and biodegradable, can also be molded, cut to order and color matched. Through this sustainable innovation, Knoll is on track to eliminate 200 metric tons of plastic from its supply chain by summer 2023.