(PlastEurope) -- German industrial packaging manufacturer Schutz at the end of April inaugurated a new production plant in Tianjin (China), the company's second in the People's Republic. Once operational, some 50 employees will work in the 50.000m2 facility, producing intermediate bulk containers (IBCs) as well as F1 screw cap barrels. Schutz has been manufacturing IBCs in Shanghai since 2004.
The site's new production lines - including a triple layer extrusion line for IBCs - boast the latest technological advances and also meet the FDA's standards for the manufacture of containers transporting foodstuffs. Aside from increased flexibility and proximity to its customers, the new site also offers logistical advantages thanks to shorter transport routes.