Essel Propack, the largest global manufacturer of laminated tubes for FMCG and pharma sectors, recently expanded its manufacturing capabilities in Egypt and China to meet the demands of FMCG and cosmetic brands in West Asian, African and Chinese markets. Essel Propack Suzhou (EPSL) at Suzhou in East China will cater to the needs of the non-oral
care category. The plant is strategically located in the hub of multinational and domestic cosmetic brands. The primary focus of the new plant would be beauty and cosmetic products like facial cleanser, hand cream, shampoo and hair conditioner. With the commissioning of EPSL, this is Essel Propack’s fifth plant in China.
Essel Propack, part of the US$ 2.4 billion Essel Group with a turnover of over US$ 300 million, is one of the largest speciality packaging companies manufacturing laminated and seamless or extruded plastic tubes. With over 2,500 people representing 25 different nationalities, Essel Propack functions through 24 state-of-the-art facilities in 12 countries, selling more than 5 billion tubes and continuing to grow every year.
Holding a market share of 33% in the laminated tubes domain, Essel Propack is one of the world’s largest manufacturer with units operating across countries such as USA, Mexico, Colombia, UK, Poland, Germany, Egypt, Russia, China, Philippines, Indonesia and India. These facilities are meant for diverse packaging needs of consumers and include oral care, cosmetics, personal care, pharmaceuticals, food and industrial sectors, offering customized solutions.
According to the company, this is the first phase of investment in EPSL, which has an annual supply capacity of 160 million tubes, which will subsequently be more than doubled to 380 million tubes. The primary focus of the new plant would be beauty and cosmetic products like facial cleanser, hand cream, shampoo and hair conditioner.