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Luxembourg-based United Caps to Start New plant at Kulim in Malaysia

Published on August 25, 2017 by in PET News

Southeast Asia’s strong demand for food and beverages is fueling its packaging markets. Recently, United Caps – packaging closures specialist – announced its plans to launch a production plant at Kulim in Kedah state, northern Malaysia.

The new facility – expected to open in early 2018 – will be United Caps’ first facility outside Europe. The new Malaysia plant will produce around 300 million closures in the first year of operation.

United Caps aims to leverage on its growing sales in Southeast Asia with the new facility with localised production of its pioneering closure technologies.

The new plant in Kulim will help United Caps access markets easily as it is close to major Malaysian city and state of Penang.

In Europe, United Caps has seven closure development and moulding plants located in Belgium, France, Germany, Ireland, Spain, Hungary and Luxembourg.

United Caps’ other recent expansions are – acquisition of Schoeller Cap Systems (SCS) at Schwerin in northern Germany, where United Caps opened a 10,000m2 moulding site with two production halls, each capable of turning out 2.5 billion closures a year.

More about PET packaging markets at CMT’s 7th PET & Polyester Asia Outlook on 9-10 November in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

For more information, contact Ms. Grace at grace@cmtsp.com.sg or call +65 6346 9147.

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