• Jamestrong Packaging ANZ CEO Alex Commins.
    Jamestrong Packaging ANZ CEO Alex Commins.
  • Jamestrong executives at the Wiri, Auckland plant opening.
    Jamestrong executives at the Wiri, Auckland plant opening.
  • Alex Commins and Andrew Buchan.
    Alex Commins and Andrew Buchan.
  • The Jamestrong team behind the new facility.
    The Jamestrong team behind the new facility.
  • Invited guests included Jamestrong executives, employees, key customers and potential customers.
    Invited guests included Jamestrong executives, employees, key customers and potential customers.
  • Guests at the Jamestrong plant opening were treated to an inspirational talk by accomplished adventurer Mike Allsop.
    Guests at the Jamestrong plant opening were treated to an inspirational talk by accomplished adventurer Mike Allsop.
  • Pallet loads of cans in the warehouse give an indication of the scale of the burgeoning infant formula market.
    Pallet loads of cans in the warehouse give an indication of the scale of the burgeoning infant formula market.
  • Safety first: Jamestrong's new tagline 'Precision Packaging' refers to the focus on safety in its high care can manufacturing facilities.
    Safety first: Jamestrong's new tagline 'Precision Packaging' refers to the focus on safety in its high care can manufacturing facilities.
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Global metal packaging manufacturer Jamestrong opened a new $15 million, future-proofed, can making facility in Auckland last night, catering to the burgeoning infant formula market.

Infant formula has been dubbed the white gold of the ANZ region, and the attendant rush seems to be showing no signs of abating with China driving demand and growth. The industry has an estimated value of $32 billion per annum, enjoying a CAGR of over five per cent. For Jamestrong Packaging, a market leading supplier of metal cans to infant formula manufacturers, this is good news.

At the opening of the company's Wiri, Auckland facility, its third plant in the region and the second in New Zealand in under two years, ANZ CEO Alex Commins said, "It’s quite incredible to be part of an industry where there is an insatiable appetite for our local product."

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