Unveiling our Flagship Ohio, USA Facility

The new fully integrated facility will reduce the 25% tariff associated with China production and lead times by 5+ weeks while improving inventory turns and working capital.

APackaging Group (APG), the international leader in cosmetic packaging, is announcing the opening of a new facility in Defiance, Ohio. APG is expanding operations beyond California and Asia with a new, fully integrated establishment that will offer everything from R&D, compounding, and formulation to manufacturing (bottle blowing, dispenser & cap manufacturing, and custom molding), filling, and outer-package labels.

With this expansion, APG is expected to hire 135 employees with support from the state of Ohio. The new plant will reduce the 25% tariff associated with China production and production lead times by 5+ weeks. It will also create a more sustainable end-to-end supply chain, with significant logistic improvements such as automated controls, assembly, palletization, and material handling. The new location will have a dedicated rail spur to optimize raw material transportations.

APackaging Group was founded by Helga Arminak, a veteran in the cosmetic and beauty packaging industry with more than 25 years of experience. With factories in the US and Asia, APG offers quality products at unrivaled production speed, with costs below market standard.

“As a proud women-owned company, we’re dedicated to delivering groundbreaking product innovation and value. This new facility is a one-stop-shop for all packaging needs from concept to production, and will provide our customers a powerful competitive advantage,” says Helga Arminak, CEO & Founder of APG. “Over the past 20 years, APG has developed a reputation for providing customers with a broad range of high-quality products, sustainable solutions, and an unparalleled level of service and responsiveness.”

Why Ohio?

APackaging Group (APG) sought to build a larger manufacturing plant to produce up to 500 million plastic dispensing pumps for the health and beauty industries. This facility would make most of the high-speed automation and high cavitation molds in the U.S. The company’s site search sought a rural community with a strong labor force and community support.

The new facility is located in Harmon Business Park, Defiance, Ohio.