TAUNTON, MASS. – Harpak-ULMA is relocating its global headquarters to an expanded facility in Taunton, Mass. The new larger headquarters will feature its state-of-the-art Customer Experience Center (CEC) which will support on-site and virtual demonstrations of Harpak-ULMA technologies including Augmented Reality (AR).
“The packaging industry is grappling with more change than we’ve seen in decades,” said Kevin Roach, chief executive officer. “We believe that forward-thinking OEMs who can help drive producer digital transformation will have a distinct market advantage. Our new facility reflects that philosophy – such as providing our customers with easier access to Factory Acceptance Testing, live or remote demonstration options, and the ability to experience and benefit from the work we are doing in our Innovation Labs – such as AR development. Furthermore, we’ve seized an opportunity to rethink the collaborative work environment and embrace new thinking to improve the quality and efficiencies of our employee work life and environment.”
Other improvements in the new location will include an expanded warehouse, an advanced staging and production area and sample production capabilities. Its new Innovation Lab will enhance the company’s R&D efforts such as 3D Printing, package conceptualization and AR experiences.
In addition, there will be a dedicated space for operator and maintenance training for customers at the Harpak-ULMA Academy, as well as expanded meeting and collaboration areas throughout the facility.
“We’ve been able to build remarkable partnerships with major customers across North America to deliver ground-breaking solutions that address long-standing challenges such as labor productivity and uptime optimization,” Roach said. “It is our goal that our new expanded facilities will strengthen our ability to deliver first-class customer service, recruit excellent new employees, and advance the technologies that will fuel the next great chapter of Harpak-ULMA’s smart, connected strategy for packaging.”