United Caps, a global industry benchmark for the design and production of highly-performant plastic caps and closures, is planning to construct a new manufacturing plant in the Valframbert Business Park of Alençon, France following its strategy ‘Close to You’.
Partnering with the Communauté Urbaine d’Alençon (CUA – Urban Community of Alençon) and with Orne Développement (a service of the Orne Department Council), United Caps is negotiating the purchase of 25,000 square meters of land for initial construction of a purpose-built factory on an area of 4,000 square meters. The project is expected to be built with an investment of €12 million.
Benoit Henckes, CEO of United Caps, said, “The Valframbert Business Park is an ideal location for us. With our ‘Close to You’ strategy, we seek to place our factories as close to our customers as possible, as shown by the two new factories that will open next year, in Malaysia and the UK. We are especially interested in building a factory in Alençon because of its proximity to customers, who will have access to our full portfolio of solutions, and will also benefit from the proximity to our R&D center in Messia (Jura, France) if customization or bespoke development is required. We also like the fact that the Institut Supérieur de Plasturgie d’Alençon (ISPA – Institute of Plastics and Composites) is located nearby, ensuring a source of highly skilled staff.”
United Caps, headquartered in Luxembourg, has extensive, innovative capabilities and a broad portfolio of advanced standard and bespoke solutions. The company has manufacturing facilities in Belgium, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Luxembourg and Spain. United Caps supports its customers’ value chain by safeguarding product integrity, assuring safety and consumer health, and ultimately protecting brand reputation.