Petainer Innopac Packaging, a joint venture between Petainer UK Holdings and Innopac Containers, has come up with a new manufacturing plant close to the Mumbai region in India. The plant has been designed to provide customers with high quality, high performance and sustainable PET and plastics packaging solutions using Petainer’s advanced polymer engineering technology, enabling customers to enter newmarkets and enhance their brand at a reduced cost of ownership.
The plant houses world-class blow moulding equipment to manufacture the 20 litre bulk water cooler jar, petainer Cooler, using preforms produced from Petainer’s manufacturing sites in Europe, as well as a fully equipped on-site design studio, laboratory services and warehousing. The company recently also introduced the petainer keg, a one-way 20 or 30 litre keg made out of highly engineered advanced polymers for the beer, wine and other beverage segments. More equipment and products will be brought online in the coming months.
Officially opening the plant, Atit Bhatia, managing director, Petainer Innopac Packaging, said, “This is an ex-citing day and we are delighted that we have delivered on our timely promise to the market by bringing a world-class plant and a world-class product to the Indian market. The plant and its strategic location supports our ambitious growth plans for the region which is based on providing customers with an exciting portfolio of innovative and game-changing solutions.
”Nigel Pritchard, group chief executive officer, Petainer UK Holdings, commented, “India presents an exciting and dynamic market opportunity for our innovative packaging solutions. There is huge interest and demand from brand owners in India who genuinely recognize that Petainer’s advanced polymer engineering brings significant benefits in terms of reduced cost of ownership and improved sustainability.”