Located in Ala in the province of Trento, Transcend’s 5,000 sqm Italian facility will have a production capacity of two billion straws per year (almost 40 million per week) and will be operated in partnership with ICIS Group, a producer of printed cartons and multipack clusters.
Transcend straws are manufactured using FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified paper and meet the high EU standards for direct contact with food and drink.
“With Brexit approaching, we want to reassure our partners of the strength of our supply chain across Europe. The part of Italy we’re expanding to offers easy access to Northern Europe, specifically Germany and Austria,” said Lorenzo Angelucci, CEO of Transcend Packaging.
Transcend’s primary aim is to support customers in the transition towards sustainable paper straws in time for the new single-use plastics ban which will come into effect in July 2021.