Packaging machinery specialists invests in new US facility

New Shemesh automation facility in US

This article was originally posted on Sustainable Nonwovens News

GREEN BAY – Packaging machinery specialist Shemesh Automation has responded to increased demand from its North American customer base with the purchase of a new site for its US subsidiary, Shemesh USA Inc.

The Israeli firm will use the 43,055 square-foot site in Green Bay, Wisconsin to house its complete spare parts inventory, a 200ppm complete wet wipes packaging demonstration line including rotary liquid filling, conduction sealing, rolls stuffing and labelling machines.

Shemesh USA Inc’s Director of North American Operations, Mark Calliari, said the investment was indicative of the company’s commitment to driving excellence and supporting its customers. “When businesses grow as rapidly as Shemesh has in North America in recent years, it can be easy to forget the values that underpinned that growth,” he said. “Not so at Shemesh. The investment in our impressive Green Bay facility, the full inventory of parts, the demonstration line, and of course the growing team are all indicative of our commitment to driving excellence and supporting our customers on their journey.

“When you buy Shemesh, you are not just buying top-of-the-line machinery, you are buying into a long-term partnership – our significant investment in US-based personnel and now our Green Bay facility is testament to that.”

Shemesh Automation’s sales director, North America, Bob Green added: “At Shemesh, we very cognizant of the importance of reinvesting in the areas that catalysed our rapid growth in the first place – namely providing unparalleled service to our customers. In North America, our philosophy is no different – we promise to be there for all of our customers when they need us the most. The purchase of our new facility in Green Bay is a significant investment which solidifies our commitment to continued growth and industry-leading customer service.”

Shemesh is a family-owned and operated business offering high-end packaging and assembly machinery, and industrial automation appliances. Currently under second-generation management, Shemesh Automation service and supports over 1800 Shemesh assets in over 30 countries around the world. Its nonwovens arm, Shemesh Automation Wet Wipes is a major player in nonwovens downstream packaging equipment.