NOV 2015 - UNITED CAPS officially opens advanced manufacturing facility in Schwerin – the next step on its road to greater growth
Today, UNITED CAPS unveiled and officially inaugurated its new, state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Schwerin, northern Germany. Currently equipped to produce closures for the beverages sector, the 10,000 m² plant will allow the company to capture business in the German beverages industry. Its location will also help UNITED CAPS realise and fulfil international opportunities, particularly in Scandinavia and Eastern Europe.
The entire facility features two production halls, 12 silos and a hygiene sluice that ensures compliance with strict BRC Global Standards. The construction of two further manufacturing halls is planned for the future. The flow of goods has been designed for optimal productivity. Using a heat recovery system to heat the entire plant makes operations environmentally friendly.
UNITED CAPS acquired Schoeller Caps Systems (SCS) in Schwerin in 2013. The new Schwerin factory will help UNITED CAPS further complete its global footprint by being even closer to customers and meeting their needs wherever they are. It puts the company in an ideal position to fulfil its ambition of becoming the industry reference for plastics caps and closures for customers globally.
Sept 2015 - PROCAP becomes UNITED CAPS
With a new growth strategy, the company strives for even greater innovation excellence and increased customer proximity to help it achieve its aim of becoming the industry reference for plastic caps and closures for customers globally.
The official announcement of the new name and strategy was made at an international invitation-only press event at one of the company’s recently refurbished and extended manufacturing facilities in Hoboken, Belgium.
“Our move to becoming UNITED CAPS sets our direction for the future. It’s the beginning of the path to expanding our horizons. It represents our efforts to truly unite all the companies we’ve brought together. To create one culture, one DNA across the global group. We intend to partner with customers wherever they need us. Customer relationship management will be a central focus point – along with managing our portfolio, making operational efficiency gains and managing our innovation pipeline. We’ll be looking to increase the number of global accounts we already serve and grow the segments we’re active in. These are exciting times for our company and this move is just the first step” - Benoît Henckes, CEO, UNITED CAPS.
Apr 2014 - PROCAP sets sights on further growth through innovation and proven expertise.
Proprietary approach to research & development, design and testing assures faster development of high-quality solutions, saving time and costs for customers.
PROCAP has once more enhanced its unique Lab Capper system to offer more intense and comprehensive testing of caps and closures. The Lab Capper replicates conditions found at the customer site to enable assessment of how its caps and closures will perform once introduced to capping lines. Testing in such a laboratory setting enables changes and adjustments to be made to shape or design quickly and with no disruption to lines or customers’ businesses.
To date, PROCAP is the only producer of plastic caps and closures in Europe to own such a system and be able to offer such a beneficial service.
The Lab Capper was developed and first introduced in mid-2012. PROCAP will continue to enhance the system and service it offers to provide even greater value to customers, expand its business and stay ahead of market demands. It represents just one prong of the company’s growth strategy of continual learning and the ongoing enhancement of its global service model.
Jan 2014 - PROCAP has dramatically decreased its carbon footprint.
Innovative technologies, processes and products have enabled the company to reduce CO² emissions. It’s also helping customers realise similar results.
The latest carbon impact study (2012) from PROCAP shows that the company has achieved an impressive 15% reduction in carbon equivalent from the transformation of resin into products since 2008. PROCAP has witnessed significant economic growth during this timeframe; however, this has not been mirrored by an increase in CO² emissions. Between 2008 and 2012, PROCAP increased sales from 4.8 to 6.4 billion caps. Despite this rise in production, its CO² footprint remained stable.
With the aim to ensure all sites were ISO 14001 certified, PROCAP first evaluated its environmental impact as a Group in 2008. Three main areas were identified where savings could be made: energy consumption, final waste and plastic scraps. These have been the principal points of focus.
PROCAP’s efforts in this area are ongoing and it expects to be able to report further reductions in the future.
BENOIT HENCKES – CEO PROCAP
We have achieved remarkable growth over the last half Century. During that time we have cultivated a global service model to ensure customers always benefit from high-quality solutions that add real value. Our experts share ideas and best practice to persistently enhance all aspects of our model. We are committed to helping them achieve this via constant development. Remaining ahead of industry trends, we continue to address the needs of new markets and applications, as well as striving to devise ever-greener products. We will continue to exceed expectations for the future.
Nov 2013 - PROCAP targets to double its footprint in Hoboken, Belgium.
PROCAP Hoboken NV succeeded in finalizing new office building and warehouse (phase l) as part of the overall plan to double its footprint by end of 2014. Focus in phase II mainly is on increasing available production m² as well as a more efficient and effective overall flow.
In this period of transition, PROCAP guarantees continuity in supply together with consistent product quality.
May 2013 - PROCAP GREEN – Sustainability
All PROCAP facilities are ISO 14001 certified and comply with BRC/IoP Global Standards for Packaging. This is particularly crucial for the solutions we provide for food such as for infant milk manufacturers, a sector in which we are a market leader. Our facilities also conform to the hazard analysis and critical control points (HACCP) preventative approach to food safety. Read more...
Apr 2013 - PROCAP acquires Schoeller Cap Systems, Schwerin, Germany.
Move opens gateway to extend business to Germany, Scandinavia and Poland.
Mar 2013 - PROCAP opens state-of-the-art facility in Wicklow, Ireland.
New plant to expand customer base and PROCAP’s offerings in the region.