The line is set to increase production capacity at the plant by ten billion cartons to a total of 20bn cartons per year.
The Sweden-based food packaging and company, forecasting growth in the country, has invested to increase on-site capabilities for customers including enhanced support for new product development and market exploration, besides increased production capacity.
“Tetra Pak’s Hohhot converting plant has become one of the most technologically advanced and productive Tetra Pak production facilities both in China and globally,” said Tetra Pak China President, Steve Yin.
He added: “By investing at Hohhot, we aim to deliver maximum value as customers seek to identify and respond to new liquid dairy opportunities in this booming market.”
Last month, Tetra Pak has opened its new packaging material factory in Finland. The factory with a planned capacity of 500 million packages per year will expand the company’s capacity for Northern Europe.
According to Tetra Pak’s 2011 Dairy Index, China’s demand for liquid dairy products will increase by 40% to 35 billion liters in 2013 from 25 billion liters in 2009.