Today marks the two-year anniversary of the operation of the company’s manufacturing facility in Chino, CA. Lollicup USA proudly manufactures many of its Karat products in the United States. The company held its grand opening in 2014 with just a few machines. Now the facility is packed full of automated, high-capacity and high-speed German equipment.
Poli Chou, production manager at Lollicup USA, said the plant began operations in 2014 with two extruders, one PET thermoforming machine, three paper cup forming machines and one printer for custom printing products.
After two years, the company now has a bustling manufacturing facility; complete with over 100 plant workers and various types of machinery, including, two PET extruders, one PP extruder, five thermoforming machines, eight paper cup forming machines, one paper slitting machine, one paper punching machine and four printers for custom printing.
The company is also installing a brand new state-of-the-art Reifenhäuser extruder, which will replace the extruders currently in use, and will increase production by 50 percent.
Lollicup USA is planning an expansion for its production capabilities with a second manufacturing plant. This second plant will be built in Rockwall, Texas, and is expected to open in 2018.