SCHÜTZ Japan expands network with a new site in Ako  

SCHÜTZ has announced it has opened a second site in Ako, the west of Japan, in order to secure supply security for its global customers.  

SCHÜTZ Container Systems has invested in a new 6-layer extrusion blow moulding line at St. Joseph (Missouri) site.

In Ako in the Hyōgo prefecture, SCHÜTZ Japan is now producing new IBCs and is also preparing to commission a reconditioning line of the highest technical standards.  

The high-tech plant built on the approximately 30,000 m2 site boasts infrastructure that has been planned down to the smallest detail.  

The layout and equipment of the new SCHÜTZ site complies with the highest production requirements, and there is sufficient capacity on the spacious site for future expansion.  

With a powerful multi-layer extrusion blow-moulding line for the production of IBC inner bottles and a highly automated assembly line, the new site in Japan manufactures SCHÜTZ containers with maximum quality and efficiency.  

Eco-friendly reprocessing of used containers  

Production meets the highest standards of cleanliness and risk minimisation, and preparations are being made for system certification according to FSSC 22000 (Food Safety System Certification). A state-of-the-art reconditioning line rounds off the local portfolio and handles the eco-friendly reprocessing of used containers, which are collected by the SCHÜTZ TICKET SERVICE (STS) after emptying.  

The new production plant enables optimisation of the supply chains of our many customers in the region, both economically and environmentally.  

Being geographically close to customers means shorter transport routes for the delivery of new IBCs and the collection of used containers through the STS. This ensures fast delivery times and permanently reduces CO2 emissions.