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.


UNITED CAPS will once again showcase industry leading closures at ProPak Asia. Taking part at the largest industry event in Asia for the 3rd time provides a fantastic opportunity to connect with and ‘get close’ to Asian customers.

Held between the 12th and 15th of June in Bangkok, Thailand, UNITED CAPS will exhibit an extensive closure portfolio, highlighting total packaging solutions for Infant Nutrition brands such as premium one-handed hinged experience PROTECSCOOP and The Kinder Cap - GREENCAP.  Other offerings showcased include both GREENER closures that don’t just look good but that do good as well, alongside SMARTER closures that make it easier to quickly identify a genuine product.

UNITED CAPS to Deliver Key Speech at the Plastic Closure Innovations Conference 2019 in Barcelona.

UNITED CAPS are set to deliver a speech entitled “Meeting Today’s Needs Without Compromising the Future” at the Plastic Closure Innovations Conference in Barcelona on 3-5 June at 10:10.  Themes explored will encompass how lessons from UNITED CAPS proud 80 year history can help shape breakthrough closure innovation today and into the future.

Additionally, examples from the UNITED CAPS portfolio of innovative closures across sectors as diverse as Edible Oils to Baby Foods will be showcased to the audience consisting of leading members of the packaging industry.


UNITED CAPS is once again showcasing its breakthrough innovation portfolio at the 2019 DAIRY INNOVATION SUMMIT held at the Steigenberger Airport Hotel in Amsterdam on 3-4 April.

2019 represents the second time UNITED CAPS will showcase at the popular Amsterdam Summit following a successful debut in 2018 and the company looks forward to once again presenting its expertise in the development of differentiating total packaging solutions.


On Friday November, 30th 2018, UNITED CAPS celebrated the production of the 10 billionth closure. UNITED CAPS group CEO Benoit Henckes and Duna plant’s director Szabolcs Szili led the celebrations at our DUNA plant in Hungary as colleagues and media gathered for the big reveal.

Discover the key moments of the 10 billion closure event and learn how we make the best closures 10 billion time through the speeches of Mr Henckes and Mr Szili.

 Link to photo galery

Investing in Growth

“Ambitious investments by UNITED CAPS continue to bear fruit” was a message stressed by CEO Benoit Henckes at the successful inauguration of new R&D facilities at our Messia facility.

In two separate speeches before both the assembled media and teams from UNITED CAPS, Benoit pointed to a rich pipeline of recent and forthcoming innovations as evidence that the vision set out by him at the renaming from PROCAP to UNITED CAPS was delivering a significant platform for growth.

Some of the events highlighted included the #goldenmoment development with Nestle for the Nescafe Gold brand and included a tour of the production and R&D facilities that helped enable a total packaging solution for the world-famous brand.

Emphasizing how the development pillars of RELATE, PERFORM and SUSTAIN are driving product creation, the tour and speech showcasing recent breakthrough innovation like GREENER closures that don’t just look good but do good too and SMARTER anti-counterfeiting closures that make it easier to quickly identify a genuine product.

Rounding off the day was a reminder of how recent key acquisitions like Embalatap and Closures4U were driving growth along with the fact that we’ve broken ground on the development of our production facility in Malaysia. Rounding things off in style was the announcement of even more investment - this time in a new £20m production facility in Sheffield, England.

UNITED CAPS Launches SMARTER Anti-Counterfeiting Closures at ProPak Asia

The 26th International Processing and Packaging Technology Event known as ProPak Asia held on the 13th to 16th June in Bangkok, Thailand proved an excellent vehicle for UNITED CAPS to showcase an exciting range of product innovations to an International audience from the Food, Drink & Pharmaceutical Processing & Packaging industries.

Key industry topics of sustainability, innovation and security were addressed within our booth that highlighted the power of UNITED CAPS innovation engine. New to the audience in Asia were GREENER closures made from Bioplastics, along with a world first outing for the UNITED CAPS range of SMARTER closures. They feature new packaging and security technologies that make it easy to quickly identify a genuine product.

A true star of the entire event was our #goldenmoment - the very special total packaging solution we created with Nestle. Our closure, a plastic closure with a premium brushed metal appearance has enabled an ambitious market repositioning for their Nescafe Gold brand thanks to its ability to work harmoniously with the jar to create outstanding appeal on the shelf.

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