Harpak-ULMA packaging line distributor moves headquarters to Massachusetts
TAUNTON, MA – On Wednesday, Harpak-ULMA announced the relocation of its global headquarters to a new and significantly expanded facility that will include a state-of-the-art Customer Experience Center. The need for the new facility is driven by Harpak-ULMA’s spectacular growth in recent years, primarily attributed to its innovative, multi-year, four-phase strategy to deliver on the promise of digital transformation in packaging operations. COVID-19 has accelerated producer interest and adoption of digital and automation technologies, as evidenced by the company’s record year which generated double-digit year-over-year revenue gains. other.
While retaining its headquarters in Taunton, Mass., The new facility is considerably larger than its previous location, providing much-needed space and introducing improvements to expand organizational initiatives and improve the quality of life for employees. The new facility also has land available for future expansion.
A notable addition to the new headquarters is the new dedicated Customer Experience Center (CEC). The CEC will support the increase in US-based Factory Acceptance Testing (FAT) and on-site and virtual demonstrations of innovative Harpak-ULMA technologies such as augmented reality.
Other improvements made possible by the expansion include production-related improvements such as an expanded warehouse, advanced preparation and production area, and sample production capabilities. An innovation lab will increase research and development efforts such as 3D printing, packaging conceptualization and the development of augmented reality experiences. The recently launched Harpak-ULMA Academy will occupy a space dedicated to operator training and customer maintenance. In addition, the new headquarters includes modern and expansive meeting and collaboration areas, as well as a digital studio to support a wider range of marketing asset development efforts.
Harpak-ULMA CEO Kevin Roach has indicated that while COVID has brought about shifts in remote working paradigms, he expects the newly commissioned headquarters to be fully utilized. âThe packaging industry is grappling with more change than we’ve seen in decades. We believe forward-thinking OEMs who can help drive the digital transformation of producers will have a distinct advantage in the market. Our new facility reflects this philosophy, for example by providing our customers with easier access to factory acceptance testing, live or remote demonstration options, and the ability to experience and benefit from the work we do. in our innovation labs, like AR development, âhe noted. âIn addition, we took the opportunity to rethink the collaborative work environment and adopt new ideas to improve the quality and efficiency of the life and work environment of our employees.
âWe have been able to establish remarkable partnerships with major customers across North America to provide breakthrough solutions that address long-standing challenges such as workforce productivity and optimization of availability. Our goal is for our new and expanded facilities to strengthen our ability to provide first-class customer service, recruit great new employees, and advance technologies that will fuel the next big chapter in Harpak-ULMA’s smart and connected strategy for packaging, âRoach mentioned.
Harpak-ULMA’s new global headquarters are located at 85 Independence Drive Taunton, MA 02780.
For more information on Harpak-ULMA, visit https://harpak-ulma.com or dial 800-813-6644.
Harpak-ULMA is the North American arm of ULMA, a $ 1 billion industry leader in complete packaging line solutions for food, medical, bakery and industrial products. Harpak-ULMA provides intelligent and connected packaging systems using Rockwell Automation Control and Information Platforms to deliver increased efficiency, availability and throughput, as well as better packaging quality and reduced waste. In addition to offering the ULMA primary packaging system and complete automation solutions, Harpak-ULMA is the exclusive North American distributor of G. Mondini traysealers and RAMA secondary packaging machines. Harpak-ULMA joined the Rockwell Automation Partner Network in 2018 as part of its initiative to build and deploy smart and connected packaging solutions.