Ontario Packaging Company Thinks Outside The Box
Economic Development, Employment and Infrastructure
McGuinty Government Helps Pioneering Company Grow, Create Jobs
NORTH YORK, ON, April 21 /CNW/ - An innovative, Ontario-based company will use a provincial government loan to develop a new line of its unique packaging technology.
Pack-Smart Inc.'s ambitious growth plans include expanding its current workforce of 25 to in excess of 100 over the next five years. Ontario is providing $790,000 to support the company's $7.9-million expansion project.
The company designs and manufactures machines and complete automated systems for the packaging and printing industry.
Pack-Smart (http://www.packsmartinc.com/index.php) has developed pioneering, electronically geared technology that has the flexibility to handle a variety of different packing and assembly tasks. The new machines will enable the company's customers to cut processing times, use new eco friendly plastics and adhesives and save raw materials, while improving package appearance.
"Here's a company with innovative people and products. That's a winning combination that puts Ontario ahead in world markets and creates good jobs at home. Our government wants to do everything it can to help companies like this succeed," said Minister of Economic Development and Trade Sandra Pupatello (http://www.ontario-canada.com/ontcan/en/about_bio_minister_en.jsp).
"This is good news for our community. Our government continues to show its commitment to working with industry to strengthen local economies," said York West MPP Mario Sergio (http://www.mariosergio.com/biography.htm).
"Our company has always looked beyond the limitations of existing technologies and conventional thinking. At Pack-Smart we believe that Canadians have an important role to play on the global scene, leading the way for a greener world. With this investment we can take our products to the next level of innovation and offer even greater benefit for our customers and the packaging industry," said Pack-Smart President Derek Dlugosh-Ostap.
- The provincial loan to Park-Smart is part of Ontario's Advanced
Manufacturing Investment Strategy
- Mr. Dlugosh-Ostap invented a machine called the "RP 911
(http://www.packsmartinc.com/press/Print-W_pp36-37.pdf)" that can pack
irregular-shaped mailings like shampoo bottles, CDs and other product
samples. The machine has sold around the world and has a rotary placer
arm that emulates a human hand.
- The company's workforce packs a lot of knowledge - out of its current
staff of 25, Pack-Smart employs 6 mechanical design engineers who
focus on developing the company's next generation of systems.
- Pack-Smart is a pioneer in using servo technology in packaging
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Servomechanism) - commonly called servos
- are devices that control motion in everything from radio-controlled
models to industrial equipment.
Find out more about the Ontario government's support for a strong economy at www.ontariocanada.com.
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For further information: Leigh-Ann Popek, Minister's Office, (416) 325-0362; Neil Trotter, Communications Branch, (416) 325-6716