Sharp Packaging Systems ( announces the grand opening of its manufacturing plant in Sussex, WI. The new facility includes design improvements to advance sustainability and reduce lead time for their automatic bagging machines and bags, both of which are being produced there.

“We are excited to continue our growth and bring more jobs to the Sussex area with this state-of-the-art facility,” says Mike Menz, president at Sharp Packaging Systems. “Because of our tremendous growth in the last few years, we needed a larger facility. Our new manufacturing plant goes a long way to reduce our waste output, while allowing us to turnaround products to our customers faster and more efficiently.”

The new Sussex facility enables Sharp Packaging Systems to increase production capabilities and meet the growing demand for its products, while continuing to be a leading provider of efficient, automated packaging solutions. The previous location had been operating at peak capacity to meet the demand for the MAX 12™ and MAX 20™ continuous roll bagging systems and bags.

Sharp Packaging Systems completed construction on the 160,000 sq. ft. facility in April and has been installing new systems in anticipation of the transition. The move should be completed by the end of Q3/Q4 2016.