Quebec bottle manufacturer continues $9 million overhaul (March 06, 2006)
As part of an ongoing $9 million investment strategy to meet globalization challenges, Plastique Micron Inc., a Sai...
As part of an ongoing $9 million investment strategy to meet globalization challenges, Plastique Micron Inc., a Sainte-Claire, Que.-based manufacturer of plastic bottles for the pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries, is investing $1.5 million in new equipment and technology.
“The rising Canadian dollar, Chinese competition, and increases in resin prices have obliged us to overhaul our business model to boost performance,” Plastique Micron’s President and CEO, Bernard Poitras, explained.
The company, which employs approximately 175 workers, is spending $450,000 to install an automated packaging system coupled with a camera-based inspection system, as well as for revamping its North American marketing strategy.
Since 2001, Plastique Micron has spent a total of $9 million to expand its facilities, implement a new manufacturing resource scheduling system and modernize its equipment.