June 2022 – RICHMOND, VA — Governor Glenn Youngkin today announced that Axxor, a global leader in paper honeycomb development and production, will invest $3.5 million to expand its manufacturing capacity in Ringgold East Industrial Park in Pittsylvania County. Due to a partnership with a Tier 1 supplier to Ford Motor Company for the new Ford Bronco platform and demand from the packaging industry for sustainable materials to support e-commerce growth, the company will purchase new machinery to expand production capacity and meet market demand. Virginia successfully competed with Michigan for the project, which will create 21 new jobs.
“Axxor took a chance on Virginia in 2011 as an entry point into the North American market, and its continued growth in Pittsylvania County is a great success story,” said Governor Youngkin. “The company offers an innovative, sustainable product that continues to gain momentum across various industries, and we expect its trajectory to continue. We are proud to have Axxor on the Commonwealth’s corporate roster and look forward to a continued partnership..”
“When selecting the location for its production facility in North America in 2011, Axxor believed the support offered by the state and local leadership to be the strongest in the region,” said Axxor President and Co-owner Robert Boerrigter. “Since beginning production in 2012, the state and local communities have delivered on those promises made in 2011 and now again supported our next phase with a competitive package. For this reason, continuing its expansion in Ringgold was a logical choice. Once again, Axxor is appreciative of the continued partnership with state and local officials to support economic development and we are proud to call Danville home.”
“It is always a great day in our region when new jobs are announced,” underline regional congress & business representatives, pointing out the excellent business relationship between Axxor and Pittsylvania County and the State of Virginia since 2011, which have led to the opportunity for additional jobs and today’s investment.
Founded in 1993 by Wieger Wiegersma in Zwolle, the Netherlands, Axxor Holding bv is one of the leading companies in the production of paper honeycomb. Paper honeycomb is a core material that is increasingly in demand as a diverse range of manufacturers pursue weight reduction and increased sustainability. The product can be deployed in a host of everyday products, ranging from furniture and packaging to major automotive components. Axxor’s production takes place in North America (Ringgold, Virginia) since 2012 through a partnership with and under the leadership of co-owner Robert Boerrigter, and in Europe (the Netherlands and Poland) on state-of-the art production lines developed in-house. This enables the company to deliver small-to-very large volumes in consistently high quality and at an excellent price with a 100% business continuity.
The Virginia Economic Development Partnership worked with Pittsylvania County and the Southern Virginia Regional Alliance to secure the project for Virginia and will support Axxor’s job creation through the Virginia Jobs Investment Program (VJIP), which provides consultative services and funding to companies creating new jobs in order to support employee recruitment and training activities. The company is eligible to receive state benefits from the Virginia Enterprise Zone Program, administered by the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development.