Nexe Innovations Inc. has bought a facility in Windsor, Ontario, where it plans to produce its compostable packaging products.
The company says it will make coffee pods and other packaging items in the 54,000 square foot facility.
The decision to locate in Windsor was significantly influenced by the availability of skilled labour in the area, the company said in a statement.
“Acquiring a facility in Windsor enables Nexe to more easily access the talent needed,” said president Ash Guglani.
“Windsor-Essex is home to the busiest commercial border crossing accounting for more than one-third of all Canada-U.S. trade. Having this facility in Windsor enables us to acquire the talent that we need for continued innovation, increases production capabilities and shortens our access to Europe and the US Eastern seaboard. We believe this initiative will enable NEXE to become a worldwide leader in sustainable consumer packaged goods alternatives to plastic.”
The facility has been purchased for $4.35 million from the assets of JD Norman Canada, ULC.
In seeking to expand its production capacity, Nexe had sought to lease an industrial property in or around Windsor, Ontario. However, as a result of competitive market conditions for industrial space in Ontario due to low supply and high demand, it was unable to secure a suitable premises on acceptable lease terms despite engaging with several landlords.
Nexe Innovations Inc. is based in British Columbia. The company has developed one of the only patented, fully compostable, plant-based, single-serve coffee pods for use in single-serve coffee machines. The proprietary NEXE pod is designed to reduce the significant environmental impact caused by single-serve pods, around 50 billion of which are discarded every year.