UNITED CAPS Reinforces Global Presence with Asia showcases at Dairy Asia Pacific Summit and Shanghai World of Packaging

UNITED CAPS is taking part in two international trade shows at the end of November.
On November 21st and 22nd, UNITED CAPS will exhibit at the 6th Dairy Asia Pacific Summit,  One Farrer Hotel in Singapore.  Nele Stevens, Product Marketing Manager and Sébastien Hottlet, Business Director APAC will be featured presenters on their topic “Designed for Dairy : A Customer Oriented Approach to the Development of Innovative Closures” at the show. Come find us both days on booth F.

Hot on the heels of that event will be another demonstration of UNITED CAPS global reach when representatives will attend the Shanghai World of Packaging trade show at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre from November 25th to November 28th. An innovative portfolio of packaging solutions will be displayed on booth N2A44.

One of the most easily anticipated highlights of both events will be the introduction of our new arrival in Asia, 127 SAFE-TE. First presented during the inauguration of UNITED CAPS production facility in Asia, in Kulim, Malaysia, 127 SAFE-TE is a closure that promises to breathe new life into baby food safety and convenience. Experts will be on hand to demonstrate and answer questions about the impenetrable security features and on-shelf stand-out of this innovation

A Historic Day For UNITED CAPS.

October 17th represented a historic day for the entire UNITED CAPS organisation with simultaneous events being held all over the globe to mark the twin occasions of the organisation’s 80th Birthday and the inauguration of the new factory in Kulim, Malaysia; The first built outside of continental Europe.

UNITED CAPS employees marked this legacy of progress with celebratory events and gifts followed by the entire organisation tuning in live to witness CEO Benoit Henckes deliver a landmark speech inaugurating the facility via live feed.

Henckes in front of a Malaysian audience that included local dignitaries, customers and media remarked how the convergence of the 80th birthday with the Kulim opening represented the transformation of UNITED CAPS from a regional into a global player.  “The end of one era and the birth of an exciting new one.”

A website showcasing key moments from UNITED CAPS’s proud history along with a video featuring people from UNITED CAPS predicting what the next 80 years might look like was unveiled and can be found here.

UNITED CAPS unveil ‘Born Ready” Tethered Closures at K-Show Dusseldorf.

The world’s number one fair for the plastics and rubber industry in Dusseldorf was the showcase for the unveiling of UNITED CAPS’ much heralded UC-TC range of Tethered Closures.

A UC-TC showcase on two partner booths - ACT (The Association for Closure Tethering) Group partners Krones and LyondellBasell revealed three working designs, backed by customer testing that offer maximum compliance to forthcoming EU Single-Use Plastics legislation with minimum disruption.

Benoit Henckes, CEO UNITED CAPS commented that “Tethered closures are expected to be pivotal in changing public attitudes towards the use of single-use plastic as well as littering. But they do present challenges for the industry, specifically around cost of closures and the ease with which they can be integrated into the production process, including the potential need for retooling bottling machines,” Henckes added. “That is why we initiated ACT – to support better integration into the supply chain with a united, rather than standalone, solution. We are excited to introduce the “Born Ready” outcome of this collaboration to industry stakeholders at K 2019.”

A Parliamentary Visit In Messia – Friday 26th Of July 2019 

On Friday, July 26th 2019, UNITED CAPS Messia played host to a visit from Deputy Danielle Brulebois, a member of the French Commission on Sustainable Development and Spatial Planning.

The objective of this visit was for UNITED CAPS to highlight sustainable practices across all plants and discuss with Ms. Brulebois the subjects of sustainability and recyclability within the Plastic Packaging Industry.

Such visits reflect the UNITED CAPS commitment to leadership in both thought and deed around issues of Sustainability.

SEP 2018 - UNITED CAPS Announcement - Nicolaus Schröder

UNITED CAPS are delighted to announce that Nicolaus Schröder will be joining our Beverage Segment Development Team as a Consultant and Advisor from September 2018.

Nico is a highly experienced, premium calibre talent acquisition joining from Coca-Cola where he has held multiple roles over 24 years.

He is excited to begin making contact with you regarding closure projects on our behalf and a customer outreach program representing UNITED CAPS in his new post will commence from September 2018.

Naturally Nico will fully adhere to the confidentiality agreements in place between your organisation and UNITED CAPS.

The acquisition of Nico, represents a significant strengthening of the UNITED CAPS beverage development team and underscores how the UNITED CAPS brand along with the Relate, Perform, Sustain platform is attracting the industry's best talent to help develop industry leading closures and drive significant mutually beneficial growth.

OCT 2017 - UNITED CAPS Continues to grow by taking over the plastic closures division of Closures4you

The acquisition from Closures4you in October 2017 is the next step in UNITED CAPS’ comprehensive growth strategy and extends its market share significantly. 

UNITED CAPS will start to supply customers of its former competitor Closures4you from the German plant UNITED CAPS Schwerin, where the Group will invest in several new production lines to fulfil the ever growing demand on the German market. Read more here

OCT 2017 - A Real Contribution to Our Value Chain

UNITED CAPS partners with a wide variety of international companies enabling them to evolve and extend their packaging solutions and to maintain their market leading positions through the design and supply of outstanding customised and non-bespoke closures.

These partnerships form the cornerstone of our ‘close to you’ strategic focus. A differentiating  ability to relate to customers through attention to insight-driven innovation for on-the-shelf impact is what enables us to create breakthrough on the shelf.

Building that insight and understanding of market trends comes from a lot of time listening to our customers. Recently, we sat down with a host of key players from across a variety of industries to explore how our partnerships were impacting their businesses. This is what they told us:


AUG 2017 - UNITED CAPS awarded by WYETH Nutritionals Singapore

With a long and storied history as a supplier to the food industry, and an exceptional ability to relate to customers and meet their needs with innovative solutions, it stands to reason that UNITED CAPS know a thing or two about food hygiene. That expertise was recently recognised by Wyeth Nutritionals Singapore who awarded UNITED CAPS a Certificate of Excellence for initiatives to prevent foreign objects in products supplied to the infant nutrition business.

The initiatives described as ’remarkable’ by Wyeth Nutritionals include the pallet-free production area thanks to automated conveyor belt systems.

The award represents more exciting news for UNITED CAPS in Asia as the investment in a new purpose built factory in Malaysia continues to progress well.

JUN 2017 - New Corporate Movie - A Story of Innovation and Growth

The UNITED CAPS story is one of innovation and growth, transforming from a small family business into a respected and value adding, global, caps and closures partner to some of the worlds biggest companies, building scale, experience and expertise along the way.

Our new corporate movie showcases that journey showing how our family has grown to over 500 people and reveals that we’re only just getting started - the next steps in our journey are even more exciting.


MAY 2017 - UNITED CAPS Continues to Scale Up. Acquires Dewit Plastics’ Caps, Closures and Handles Business.

The acquisition from Dewit Plastics of its caps, closures and handles business in May 2017 not only extends the range of offerings from UNITED CAPS but also represents a clear growth milestone and statement of intent from the Board of Directors.

The inclusion of screw, tamper-evidence (TE) and child-resistant (CRC) closures as well as handles for large containers extends the range of offerings and provide further opportunities to strengthen already close relationships with customers.

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