Ampacet, a global masterbatch leader, has announced the doubling of its production capacity with the addition of new colour production lines in Dudelange, Luxembourg.
Founded in 1937, Ampacet is a leading global masterbatch supplier committed to designing innovative custom colours, special effects, high performance and sustainable products and solutions. Ampacet also manufactures a proprietary line of machinery and feeders for the plastic industry aimed to improve efficiencies in plastics manufacturing.
Ampacet has invested more than €40 million in a new facility in Dudelange that currently houses Ampacet’s European headquarters, the Color Center of Excellence and a state-of-the-art research and development laboratory. Ampacet opened new colour production lines in Dudelange, Luxembourg, in 2017 and added two colour production lines there in 2019.
The investment, part of Ampacet’s strategy of continuous improvement of the overall customer experience, will reduce lead times and offer additional product delivery flexibility. Recent Ampacet investments include the Ideation Center in Dudelange, a creative environment enabling customers to go from concept to creation using Ampacet’s innovative colour effects and sustainable solutions technologies for various applications.
Managing Director of Ampacet Europe Marcello Bergamo said:
“The European strategy to improve customer satisfaction is bearing fruit. Our five-year plan has been successfully completed and we are now starting the next one. This colour investment is part of the overall strategy to better respond to customers’ needs with respect to both quality and service.
“Our customers have our highest attention and can rely on Ampacet to support the development of new products focusing on innovation and sustainability. We employ environmentally safe work processes and proactive measures to protect our employees, surroundings, and communities. We continue to look for innovative ways to minimise the environmental impact of our practices and products.”
The new lines will create 25 new jobs; Ampacet Europe currently employs 526 people, including 211 in Dudelange.
Headquartered in Tarrytown, N.Y., Ampacet employs more than 2,000 people worldwide, with 26 manufacturing sites including technical and colour development centres in 19 countries throughout the Americas, Asia and Europe. For more information, visit www.ampacet.com.