Christchurch packaging manufacturer Oji Fibre Solutions is building a new $100 million automated facility. The new site is just 1km from its existing, earthquake-damaged facility in Hornby. Twenty jobs will be lost when the new Oji Fibre Solutions’ plant opens in October, but the company expects additional jobs will be created in the future because of the extra capacity.
According to chief operating officer of packaging Grant Fitzgibbon, the firm has been working with affected employees on redeployment and voluntary redundancy options.
The packaging company specializes in food safe boxes and operates a circular recycling system that ensures all their products are reusable. Fitzgibbon said the new facility would be more energy efficient and a safer place to work.