Berry to expand European footprint with innovation hub
Evansville-based Berry Global Group Inc. (NYSE: BERY) has announced plans to begin development of an International Center of Excellence and Circular Innovation Hub in Barcelona, Spain. The plastics manufacturer says the center will support the development of solutions to increase the use of recycled content, minimizing waste, and improving recyclability.
The company says the center will give its international customers and partners access to a new generation of circular products, research and development.
“The ability to access innovative, sustainable packaging solutions is more important than ever as our customers across the globe strive to shift to a circular, net-zero economy,” said Jean-Marc Galvez, President of Consumer Packaging International. “By creating a focused, educational, and collaborative space to push the limits of circular innovation, our new center…will help customers meet their ambitious sustainability goals while expanding Berry’s talented and diverse workforce.”
Berry says visitors will be able to view Berry’s latest products and discover advances in material science, manufacturing, and design for reuse and recyclability.
The new center will employ more than 50 workers initially, but Berry says it intends to grow staffing based on business needs in Europe. The company plans to open the center in the third quarter of 2023.