ROANOKE, Va. (August 13, 2013) – Canline Systems, an international supplier of conveyor systems for the packaging industry, will open its first U.S. facility in Roanoke County, Virginia creating 25 new jobs over the next three years. The company is expanding to the U.S. to be closer to customers including the recently announced Ardagh Group facility in Roanoke County.
Netherlands-based Canline Systems designs and manufactures automated product conveyor systems that use magnetic and vacuum technologies in production lines. The company will design, manufacture and assemble the systems at its new 10,500 sq. ft. facility at 6525 Commonwealth Drive in Southwest Roanoke County. The company will also serve other customers throughout the United States from this facility. Canline expects to be in operation and will begin hiring assemblers by October 1st.
“Canline is a well-known international supplier to the packaging industry, and we’re delighted to announce plans to be located in Roanoke County,” said Frans Augustijn, owner/CEO of Canline Companies. “We are focused on innovation in supporting production processes as packages become lighter and production speeds higher.”
“Canline is an example of how the location of one company, in this case Ardagh, spurs additional economic development,” said Michael Altizer, chairman of the Roanoke County Board of Supervisors.
“Canline continues the growth of the international business community in the Roanoke Region,” said Beth Doughty, executive director of the Roanoke Regional Partnership. Roanoke County worked with the Roanoke Regional Partnership to locate the project. The company also is eligible for assistance from the Virginia Jobs Investment Program.
Canline Systems has more than 50 years of global experience and today creates conveyor systems that can typically move 2,400 cans per minute. The company has established automated can production lines in Europe, Africa, Asia and the United States.
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