Austria-based Greiner Packaging has announced plans to invest £2.2m in new equipment at its Dungannon plant in Ireland.
By installing In-Mould Labelling (IML) technology, the company hopes to expand demand for its products to take advantage of the expected growth of the Northern Ireland agri-food industry.
The company has its customer base especially in rigid packaging for the dairy industry and the new technology will enable it to develop expertise and products for a broader marketplace specifically in the global confectionery industry.
Greiner Packaging UK CEO Jarek Zasadzinski said the investment has enabled the company to expand its packaging portfolio and secure new business from international customers.
"In 2012 Greiner Packaging Ltd saw a growth of over 17% and was the fastest growing site from Greiner Packaging International," Zasadzinski said.