Chinese-based, packaging equipment manufacturer brings new jobs to Metro Atlanta
(GWINNETT- METRO ATLANTA) August 24, 2015 – Tech-Long USA, leading supplier of high-technology packaging systems and turn-key solutions to the bottling and packaging industries, joined Georgia Department of Economic Development and Gwinnett Chamber Economic Development to announce the expansion of its operations in Gwinnett County, Metro Atlanta, Georgia. The project, which is expected to create 130 new jobs, represents a $5 million investment in the community.
“Tech-Long has aggressive growth plans in the Americas and we are constantly releasing new product innovations of interest to the America’s market,” said Keith Boss, CEO of Tech-Long USA.
“This expansion reinforces our position as a global leader in the packaging equipment industry. We are looking forward to bringing further investment and new competencies to the local area and to contributing to the economy here in the City of Duluth and Gwinnett County.”
The U.S. expansion announcement was made during a visit to Tech-Long’s global headquarters in Guangzhou, China by a Gwinnett Chamber Economic Development-led delegation, which includes Jace Brooks (Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners), Bucky Johnson (Mayor, City of Norcross), Nick Masino (Sr. Vice President, Gwinnett Chamber Economic Development), and Andrew Carnes (Director of Economic Development, Gwinnett Chamber Economic Development).
The delegation is on a twelve-day business mission trip to announce multiple new companies’ operations in Gwinnett, Metro Atlanta, explore trade and export opportunities, recruit direct foreign investment and building relationships in the region.
“Having one of the largest beverage packaging equipment manufacturers choosing Georgia to grow their business in the Americas is proof that our unrivaled logistics infrastructure is a magnet for international companies,” said Georgia Department of Economic Development Commissioner Chris Carr. “I applaud the Gwinnett Chamber Economic Development team for leading a delegation to China to strengthen their relationships in this dynamically growing market.”
Tech-Long plans to hire 130 employees over 10 years. The company’s expansion includes manufacturing components and replacement parts for its machinery and possibly manufacturing consumable beverage products.
“Gwinnett County is the ideal location for global businesses looking to expand in the U.S,” said Gwinnett County Commissioner Jace Brooks. “This expansion is a testament to our dynamic workforce and opportunities for innovation that exist in this community. We look forward to Tech-Long’s continued growth.”
Tech-Long’s 25,000 square foot facility located at 3400 Rivergreen Ct., Suite 400 in the City of Duluth will be the company’s Center of Parts & Service Excellence for the Americas and will also house some significant manufacturing operations as the company expands its position into the liquid packaging markets in Canada, the United States, Caribbean, Mexico and South America.
“Tech-Long’s expansion is great news for the city,” stated Mayor Nancy Harris, City of Duluth. “Their ability to deliver innovation to the marketplace is a win for our community. We are proud of the company’s success.”
Tech Long is the largest supplier of packaging systems and turnkey solutions to the bottling and packaging industries in China, and has customers in 110 different countries. The company successfully serves over 40 multinational companies including Nestle, Pepsi-Cola, Coca Cola, Danone, San Miguel and many other well-known brands.
The company’s recent introduction of its G-5 Rotary Stretch Blow Molding machine which produces PET bottles at speeds of 2,400 bottles per hour, per cavity on machines ranging from 6 to 32 cavities, is among the world’s fastest bottling equipment.
Said Keith Boss, CEO Tech-Long USA, “Our technology, engineering and performance are world-class. Competitively priced machinery, service and spare parts are driving our growth and are responsible for our expansion and new facility in Gwinnett County.”
“Gwinnett County continues to be a strong draw for companies like Tech-Long,” said Nick Masino, Sr. Vice President of Gwinnett Chamber Economic Development. “It’s another example of community attracting diverse companies from around the world as a place where they can invest and grow.”
“We are pleased that Tech-Long has decided to expand operations in Gwinnett,” said Jorge Fernandez, Vice President of Global Commerce at Metro Atlanta Chamber. “Maintaining close ties to China and to companies like Tech-Long is central to our growth strategy for our region and it is through collaboration with our partners that these success stories continue to happen.”
Gwinnett Chamber Economic Development continually works to cultivate and support the community’s reputation as a hub for internationally based businesses and has recently celebrated a string of wins in the area. Gwinnett is home to more than 600 international companies.
To learn more about Tech-Long, please visit www.tech-longusa.com.
For more information, or to learn how to get involved in local economic development efforts, please visit www.gwinnetteconomicdevelopment.com.