The global plastic packaging and recycling leader ALPLA Group, is building a factory in the province of Gauteng, in South Africa to expand its production base in the country. The completion of the facility is scheduled for summer 2021. The construction of new plant in Lanseria has already started in February 2020.
The new plant, located in an emerging area northwest of Johannesburg, will manufacture standard bottle and tailor-made packaging for the food, personal care, home care, chemical, detergent and pharmaceutical industries.
ALPLA Group has significantly expanded its market presence in Africa particularly in PET preforms, PET bottles and closures Boxmore Packaging. As part of the company’s consolidation strategy, the production of five existing plants in Harrismith, Denver, Isando, Kempton Park and Samrand will be transferred to the new plant in Lanseria.
In November 2019, ALPLA had announced the acquisition of two companies based in Spain to further expand its recycling activities particularly polyolefin recycling.
In July 2019, ALPLA announced collaboration with PTT Global Chemical (GC) on a feasibility study for the construction of a recycling plant in Thailand.
About ALPLA Group
Austria based ALPLA, is a global manufacturer of plastic packaging solutions. The company has more than 20,800 employees globally produce custom-made packaging systems, bottles, closures and moulded parts at 181 sites across 46 countries in the world. The company manufacturers high-quality packaging for different industries like- food and drinks, cosmetics and care products, household detergents, washing and cleaning agents, pharmaceutical products, engine oils and lubricants.