United Caps, a global reference for the design of high-performing plastic caps and closures, has announced an investment in the development of manufacturing capabilities in Malaysia. The company will be building a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility to meet increasing customer demand in the region for its advanced caps and closures. The company is headquartered in Luxembourg and has manufacturing facilities in Belgium, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Luxembourg and Spain.
“We are experiencing significant growth in Southeast Asia,” said Benoît Henckes, chief executive officer. “In keeping with our ‘Close to You’ strategy, this expansion of manufacturing capabilities allows us to continue to capitalize 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.”
United Caps conducted an extensive search and determined that property in the Kulim High Tech Park provided an optimum location for the new manufacturing facility, expected to be fully operational in the first quarter of 2018. “This investment will initially create more
than 20 new jobs in the region,” Henckes added, “and enable the local production of about 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.”