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United Caps to build manufacturing plant for dairy packaging closures

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United Caps has unveiled plans to construct a new dairy packaging closures and caps manufacturing plant in Dinnington, Rotherham.

The proposed facility is being built to meet growing demand for caps and closures in the UK. The move is part of United Caps’ Close to You strategy.

An initial 5,000km² area will be developed for the plant, with an option to expand to 20,000km² based on business growth demands.

The company expects to commence production at the end of next year, with an initial focus on beverage and dairy packaging closures before adding more segments as needed.“This will be our first plant in the UK, and we are looking forward to working closely with the Rotherham Council as the project proceeds.”

The project is anticipated to cost €20m, which includes installation of the first phase of machinery and the employment of  20 workers.

United Caps CEO Benoit Henckes said: “We chose Rotherham because of its central location along the M1, available technical skilled people and the reasonable cost of land in that area.

“This will be our first plant in the UK, and we are looking forward to working closely with the Rotherham Council as the project proceeds.”

United Caps will primarily focus on the production of plastic closures for flat and medium carbonated drinks, fruit juices and dairy products in polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles.

Henckes added: “Of course, our customers in the UK will have access to our full portfolio of caps and closures, as well as to the expert resources in our Messia research and development (R&D) facility.”

United Caps serves multiple industries, including the pharmaceutical, food, beverage, cosmetics, agrochemicals, and automotive sectors.

» Publication Date: 23/07/2018

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for Research, technological development and demonstration (FP7/2007-2013) under grant agreement n° [606350].

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