Zacros America gets state aid for move to Delaware

Zacros logoGLASGOW, DELAWARE (4/28/2015) Zacros America is receiving state grants totaling $883,505 to assist in its move of 154 manufacturing jobs from Baltimore to Glasgow.

The company’s Hedwin division, a packaging and containment industry, will move to Lake Drive in the Pencader Corporate Center.

Hedwin was launched in Baltimore and is a global provider of flexible and rigid packaging solutions for cosmetics, food, flavoring, industrial medical, pharmaceutical and sanitary markets, according to the Delaware Economic Development Office.

In 2014, the company was purchased by Fujimori Kogyo Co. Ltd., a Japanese converter of flexible films and packaging, and became a division within Fujimori’s subsidiary, Zacros America, which is headquartered in Schaumburg, Illinois.

News of the move to Glasgow was first reported in December. The company will occupy space previously used by Kubetech Custom Moulding Inc.

“When we looked at potential sites for Zacros America, Delaware had the best workforce and the right location,”  Maurice LeCompte, vice president and chief operating officer for the Hedwin Division, said in a news release. “We felt that Delaware wanted to promote manufacturing more than the other options we were considering. We also saw the greatest potential for a strong partnership with the state and its business community.”

On Monday, Zacros America was approved for a Delaware Strategic Fund Performance grant and a Capital Expenditure Grant from the Delaware Economic Development Authority to assist with the move.

Gov. Jack Markell said, “Hedwin has a long history of innovation, and we look forward to helping them continue to break new ground over the years to come.”

Alan Levin, director of the Delaware Economic Development Office, said, “Adding jobs to the manufacturing sector will provide a major boost to, and help to diversify, our economy. What we really liked about Zacros’ Hedwin division is that they have the desire and the ability for future expansion.”