The sustainable factory is scheduled to begin production January 2023.
The highly sustainably designed factory is 8,000 sq meters with full rooftop solar array, rainwater collection for re-use, and a low Carbon Footprint. Knoll will also maintain the highest level of social accountability, employee engagement, and ethics in Asia. The factory is in a Duty-Free trade zone which is ‘0’ Vat for import and exports. The location is highly industrialized with neighboring facilities owned by Epson, Dyson, Honda and many others, and is close to Manila Port. The Philippines factory will also feature Knoll Packaging’s proprietary custom-built machinery designed for cost efficiency and continued high quality.
Jeremy Cohen, president and CEO of Knoll Packaging, added, “This project is a continuation of our regionalization initiatives globally, gives us opportunities for cost containment, and full control of employee engagement in Asia, which is high on our priority list and a core part of our DNA. With our automation and continued innovation this will establish our position for growth globally well into the future.”