EDMONTON, ALTA. – Polykar, a packaging manufacturer, announced it has acquired a site for a new production facility in Edmonton.
The company will use the state-of-the-art facility to make flexible packaging including polyethylene film, certified compostable bags, garbage bags as well as food and industrial grade liners.
This is the company’s second facility and company officials stated it will add significant production capacity (30 million pounds) to all Polykar’s product lines.
The proposed three-acre site in the Discovery Business Park, on the south side of Edmonton adjacent to the Edmonton International Airport, would allow Polykar to serve its customer base in international customer base. Officials added that having a dual plant model will allow the company to offer faster delivery, bolster its production capacity, as well as build and retain manufacturing capability in the region.
“This is an important milestone for Polykar and we look to the future with confidence as we continue to develop innovative and sustainable products,’’ said Amir Karim, president & CEO, Polykar. “We are excited to finalize the plans for our new manufacturing facility in Edmonton in the coming months and bring ourselves closer to our valued suppliers and customers in Western Canada.”
Polykar has tapped Calgary-based FarMor Architecture to design the 50,000 square foot building.
“Polykar will be a strong addition to the Edmonton Metropolitan Region’s manufacturing sector. This investment highlights the wealth of opportunity that exists here for companies looking to access talent and reach global markets,” said Don Iveson, Edmonton mayor. “Our region is home to the entire advanced materials and plastics value chain. On behalf of the City of Edmonton, we welcome Polykar and look forward to helping them grow.”
This announcement also received support from the region’s mayors including Sturgeon County’s Mayor Alanna Hnatiw.
“The development and current assets within the region, like those in Sturgeon County’s portion of Alberta’s Industrial Heartland are proof that the strength of our primary plastics and chemical manufacturing continue to drive growth. As a proud partner of Edmonton Global, we welcome Polykar and look forward to supporting, and helping them thrive in the region,” said Hnatiw.