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UNITED CAPS Seeks to Build New Manufacturing Plant in Alençon to Further Its ‘Close to You’ Strategy
UNITED CAPS, an international manufacturer of caps and closures, will build a new plant in Normandy, France, in addition to the eight existing plants in Europe and the two future extensions in Malaysia and in the UK.

Wiltz, Luxembourg, 15 October 2018 – UNITED CAPS today announced that it is seeking to construct a new manufacturing plant in the Valframbert Business Park of Alençon, France, as part of the company’s ‘Close to You’ strategy. UNITED CAPS is currently working with the Communauté Urbaine d’Alençon (CUA - Urban Community of Alençon) and with Orne Développement (a service of the Orne Department Council) to negotiate the purchase of 25,000 square meters of land upon which a purpose-built factory will be constructed, with a first construction phase of 4,000 square meters. This project represents an investment of €12 million and is expected to employ 15 staff in two years.

“The Valframbert Business Park is an ideal location for us,” says Benoit Henckes, CEO of UNITED CAPS. “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 centre 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.”

The decision of UNITED CAPS was really appreciated by the Communauté Urbaine d’Alençon, Orne Développement, and the Agence de Développement pour la Normandie (the Regional Agency for Economic Development in Normandy), as this exciting project will bring new jobs to the area, as well as provide career opportunities for Institut Supérieur de Plasturgie d’Alençon (ISPA - Institute of Plastics and Composites) graduates.

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ABOUT UNITED CAPS
UNITED CAPS is a global industry reference for the design and production of highly-performant plastic caps and closures. Extensive innovative capabilities and a broad portfolio of advanced standard and bespoke solutions make UNITED CAPS a preferred partner to the world’s leading companies. We support our customers’ value chain by safeguarding product integrity, assuring safety and consumer health, and ultimately protecting brand reputation. A highly dynamic and flexible, family-based group, UNITED CAPS offers end-to-end solutions to serve a wide range of applications and markets around the world. The company is headquartered in Luxembourg and has manufacturing facilities in Belgium, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Luxembourg and Spain. Employing more than 500 people, UNITED CAPS’s turnover amounts to 137 million Euros (as at end 2017).

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