Year 2019
October 2019

Official opening of UNITED CAPS manufacturing in Kulim, Malaysia

Brand-new 127 SAFE-TE closure for baby food safety launched during event.

October 20, 2019 – United Caps, an international manufacturer of caps and closures, reported that it held a formal grand opening for its new manufacturing plant located in Kulim, Malaysia. This plant is intended to position the company as a global player with continuing growth, opening new opportunities in the Asian market with its ‘Close to You’ strategy.

During the event, United Caps launched a brand-new product designed specifically to meet the needs of the Asian market. 127 SAFE-TE breathes new life into baby food safety and convenience with impenetrable security features and a premium gold colour offering.

“We were pleased to welcome a large group of invited dignitaries and guests to the grand opening of our new plant in Kulim, Malaysia,” said Benoit Henckes, CEO of United Caps. “The decision to build this plant was part of our “Close to You” strategy to better serve the Asian market. This proximity enables us to shorten delivery times and focus on products that are the most relevant to this important market region, as demand for our products continues to grow.”

He said as the company marks its 80th anniversary, it is also celebrating its transition from a European to a fully global organisation.

The new SAFE-TE line addresses the need in the Asian market for increased tamper evidence (TE) indicators in infant nutrition products and a more premium look.

Production of SAFE-TE for the Asian market will begin in Kulim in September 2020.