In November last year, Oji Fibre Solutions (OjiFS) announced we would be investing over $100m to develop a new fit-for-purpose corrugated cardboard packaging facility in Christchurch. All the behind the scenes work is done and we are delighted to now be ‘breaking ground’ and entering the building construction phase.
The new facility will consist of bespoke buildings designed to house state-of-the-art production machines, material handling and peripheral equipment that will significantly improve safety, quality and food safety, whilst reducing waste.
When completed in 2021, this site will be the South Island hub for OjiFS’ packaging operations; producing sustainable packaging products for South Island businesses, namely the primary sector such as meat, dairy, fish, and horticulture, as well as the industrial industry, who all use our boxes for shipping produce to local and export markets.
"The new Christchurch facility will replace our existing Shands Road operation. By investing in the best available equipment, we will improve product quality and productivity, deliver environmental improvements and provide a safer operation than is possible in the current facility”, says Grant Fitzgibbon, Chief Operating Officer, Packaging, Oji Fibre Solutions.