Today, Omnia Packaging Inc. celebrated the grand opening of its production facility in Guelph, Ontario. The ribbon-cutting ceremony was attended by the Honorable Minister Filomena Tassi, Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario); Lloyd Longfield, Member of Parliament for Guelph; Mike Schreiner, Member of Provincial Parliament for Guelph; along with Andrea Ferrari, the Ambassador of Italy in Canada; Consul General Luca Zelioli, Consulate General of Italy in Toronto and other representatives from the Italian Chamber of Commerce of Ontario and Italian Trade Commission.
“This event has been organized to express our appreciation for the professional support and ongoing cooperation the Canadian Government and the Italian Institutions provide to our company,” shared Paolo Sunino, CEO and Owner of Omnia Packaging. “We are committed to leading the way in innovative, sustainable food packaging with a commitment to producing exclusively recyclable plastic and paper food packaging, helping to increase recycling rates across Canada by 2025.”
“Congratulations to Omnia Packaging, an Italian family-owned business!” said the Honourable Filomena Tassi, Minister Responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario.
“This beautiful new facility showcases your dedication and passion in positioning Canada for a greener tomorrow. Our government is committed to investing in the potential of hard-working businesses, like Omnia Packaging, that are working towards a strong, clean economic future for southern Ontario and all of Canada.”
In February 2023, the Government of Canada announced over $3.7 million in support to help Omnia Packaging purchase new equipment to produce unique, Canadian-made, 100 percent compostable and recyclable paper trays and 100 percent recyclable plastic trays for the food packaging industry.
Omnia Packaging has now opened it’s new facility in Guelph, Ontario – marking a significant milestone for Gruppo Sunino Italy (Sunino Group), in North America. The Sunino Group, is an Italian family-owned business that has been providing innovative sustainable packaging for multiple generations across three continents. The Group brings half a century of expertise in injection molded plastic products – a production process that incorporates modern, sustainable solutions for: food, sport accessories, promotional and toys.
In Canada, the Sunino Group through Omnia Packaging provides innovative and sustainable food packaging solutions in plastic and paper.
The paper division produces glue-free paper trays that can replace top-sealed Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) trays, without changing existing equipment. These recyclable trays can be used for fruit and vegetable produce such as strawberries, blueberries, snack tomatoes, mini cucumbers, mushrooms and more.
The Plastic Division provides plastic tubs for dairy, confectionery producers, and co-packers. The tubs feature lightweight walls, are all top-sealable, and are made from mono-material Polypropylene (PP), which is recognized as the purest and most recyclable polymer in the industry.
Omnia Packaging’s local investment in the latest automations for injected plastic and paper glue-free trays is dedicated to advancing sustainable packaging practices and championing a plastic-free waste future in Canada.
Learn more: https://www.omniapackaging.ca/
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Office of the Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario