July 1, 2014

Rengo Packaging Opens New Facility in Kapolei, HI

New Corrugated Manufacturing Facility Now Operating

(Honolulu, HI USA July 1, 2014) – Rengo Packaging Inc., the leading supplier of corrugated and packaging materials in Hawaii, announced the completion of their new production facility and the start-up of the operation to manufacture corrugated products for the State of Hawaii.

The new facility is a 160,000 sq. ft. concrete tilt-up building on 8.5 acres of land located in Kapolei, Hawaii.  The operation includes State-of-the-art equipment purchased for the purpose of fulfilling Hawaii’s specific corrugated packaging needs.

Equipment highlights include:  BHS Corrugator, Apstar Rotary Die-Cutter, Minerva Flexo Folder-Gluer, Post Folder-Gluer, Bobst Platen Die-Cutter, Slitter, Taper and other miscellaneous equipment used in the process to manufacture corrugated products.

Other unique features of the operation include a Water Treatment System, Ink Kitchen System, Baler Recycle System, Starch Plant System, Pallet Insertion System and a Cad Design Laser Sample Cutting System.

“This is truly a momentous occasion. When a similar operation to this decided to close its doors and leave the islands a few years back, a number of us were impacted by that decision and it was an incredibly volatile period for our employees and customers.  Together, we persevered and developed stronger relationships as a result”, stated Robert Cundiff, President of Rengo Packaging, Inc.  “We developed our vision and strategic plan, and promised our customers that someday, we will manufacture in Hawaii once again.  Well, that day has come.  It is our privilege to present a world-class manufacturing facility, capable to meet the demands of the market and the specific needs of our customers.”

“We firmly believe that our commitment to our customers and the state with a locally produced supply source, will create additional opportunities for our customers to expand and grow their business, which will further stimulate the state’s economy and enhance sustainability,” stated Robert Cundiff.  “For the trust, loyalty and support our customers and employees have provided us over the years, we are truly excited to begin this new chapter in corrugated manufacturing in the State of Hawaii.”

About Rengo Packaging, Inc.

Rengo Packaging, Inc. is a 100% wholly owned subsidiary of Rengo Co., Ltd. of Japan, the largest supplier of corrugated packaging in Japan with operations throughout Asia and now in the Pacific Rim.  Rengo Packaging, Inc. was formed in June 2011 when Rengo Co., Ltd purchased the assets of Hawaii Box & Packaging, Inc.  Rengo Packaging, Inc. manufactures corrugated products and supplies various other packaging products to the state of Hawaii.  Visit Rengo Packaging, Inc. at www.rengopackaging.com.