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2012-02-29 China, Hohhot

New production line starts up in China

Tetra Pak announced the start-up of its second production line in the company’s Hohhot, China packaging material plant, this week. The new world-class line will increase production capacity at the plant by 10 billion cartons per year to a total of 20 billion cartons per year.

China’s booming economy, rising middle-class and the trend towards urbanisation puts China on track to become one of the fastest growing markets for liquid dairy consumption globally. According to Tetra Pak’s 2011 Dairy Index, China’s demand for liquid dairy products will surge by 40 per cent, from 25 billion litres in 2009 to 35 billion litres in 2013. Forecasting growth, Tetra Pak has invested heavily to increase on-site capabilities for customers, including enhanced support for new product development and market exploration, in addition to increased production capacity and a richer portfolio of services.

“Tetra Pak’s Hohhot converting plant has become one of the most technologically advanced and productive Tetra Pak production facilities both in China and globally,” said Tetra Pak China President, Steve Yin. “By investing at Hohhot, we aim to deliver maximum value as customers seek to identify and respond to new liquid dairy opportunities in this booming market.”

In March 2011, the Hohhot converting plant won the TPM “Excellence Award” after having been in operation for less than two years, creating a record for Tetra Pak in World Class Manufacturing (WCM). In 2011 the plant was also named “2011 Best Plant” by Tetra Pak Global for outstanding performance. As one of Tetra Pak’s most technologically advanced converting plants with a large production capacity, Tetra Pak Hohhot also features a world-class manufacturing management system and can provide comprehensive services for customers to help them reduce costs, increase efficiency and achieve sustainable growth.

Read press release, March 2011: "12 awards from the Japan Institute of Plant Maintenance"

Read more about the Tetra Pak Dairy Index

For more information please contact

Francesca Balestrazzi, Tetra Pak, Cell: +39 340 127 3084

Matina Macintyre, Waggener Edstrom, Tel: +44 20 7632 3888