United Caps to set up first Asian facility in Malaysia


To meet increasing customer demand for caps/closures in the region, plastic caps and closures maker United Caps will set up its first Asian manufacturing facility in Malaysia.

“We are experiencing significant growth in Southeast Asia,” said Benoît Henckes, CEO. “In keeping with our ‘Close to You’ strategy, this expansion of manufacturing capabilities allows us to continue to capitalise on the dynamic growth opportunities in the region and better serve our local customers. Localising production of our pioneering closure technologies in the Southeast Asian marketplace is the next logical step in our business expansion.”

The Luxembourg-headquartered firm, which changed its name from Procap in 2015, says it conducted an extensive search and determined that property in the Kulim High Tech Park, up north of the country in the state of Kedah, provided an optimum location for the new manufacturing facility.

The factory, expected to be fully operational in the first quarter of 2018, will initially create more than 20 new jobs. Henckes also added the factory is expected to produce 300 million closures in the first year. We are excited about the opportunity to bring our advanced technology to the new facility, and also to support the local community with jobs and other opportunities,” he said.

Family-owned United Caps has manufacturing facilities in Belgium, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Luxembourg and Spain. Employing more than 500 people, its turnover was EUR131 million (as at end 2016).


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