BERICAP can find the closure solution for virtually any container.
BERICAP is a leading manufacturer of plastic closures for a variety of sectors in the packaging industry.
BERICAP bespoke plastic closures
Founded in 1926 as Jacob Berg GmbH, the company initially produced hoops and tap bungs for wine barrels before moving on to manufacture tin cans.
As the needs of the market changed, BERICAP adapted and expanded its portfolio to meet the demands of its customers, developing a specialisation in metal packaging for paints, dyes and chemicals, as well as metal toys and the first plastic products.
BERICAP’s focus on plastic closures began in the mid-1970s. Research and development became increasingly important, which lead to the development of the first tear-open membranes and pull-out closures used for car care products.
In 1980, Jacob Berg GmbH acquired a majority holding in RICAL SA, a French plastic caps company.
Combining the first two letters of Berg (BE) and of RICAL (RI), along with the primary product, caps, the company’s new name BERICAP was created.
BERICAP development and manufacturing of bottle closures
The production of tin cans ended in 1987, when the company began to focus exclusively on the development and production of closures.
The innovative closures are used by fillers of carbonated soft drinks, water, beer, juices, energy drinks, teas, syrups and milk, and on bulk packs for water. BERICAP is also known for its patented DoubleSeal systems, comprising an inner and an outer seal and exhibiting considerable seal quality.
The product range includes closures for cold and hot filling and for aseptic products. Within the food industry, BERICAP supplies solutions for edible oils, sauces and dressings.
The product line ranges from simple one-part and two-part closures to hinged closures and customer-specific special manufacturing.
Innovation is demonstrated through products such as valves using environmentally-friendly, silicone-free TPE that do not contaminate recycling flows, or the BERICAP Flow Control closures 2-Flow and X-Flow, allowing the user to enjoy clean and controlled dosing.
BERICAP seals and closures for chemical and automotive industries
For the chemicals and engine oil industry, BERICAP offers closure systems for the automotive, chemicals and agrochemicals sectors.
Alongside aspects such as the seal, user-friendliness and product security, features to increase protection against counterfeiting play a vital role. Product piracy and counterfeiting are becoming an ever more pressing problem, particularly in the area of high-value chemical products.
BERICAP closures have closure protection that visibly breaks apart into two sections once opened. A supplementary QR code, facilitating a product check via an app, further elevates the security level.
Security printing on BERICAP closures can be adapted to the customer’s individual Corporate Design, and not just for industrial sector products.
Expansion into the global packaging industry
Between 1990 and 1999, companies were established in Turkey, Hungary, Poland, China, Canada and Brazil. A packaging specialist in the UK was acquired and integrated into the company group.
Post-2000, subsidiaries followed in Saudi Arabia, India, Russia, the US, Egypt and Romania, and after 2010 in Singapore, Argentina and Malaysia. A second branch was also established in China.
Today, BERICAP is a family run company producing on a global scale, as well as being a leading provider worldwide in its sector. With more than 3,500 employees in 24 locations around the world, it serves customers in over 100 countries.
With four central R&D centres, a mould shop in Hungary, and several satellite R&D offices in its main operations, BERICAP is especially committed to development and innovation in plastic closures for its customers.
In 2018, the company produced more than 80 billion closures in all varieties for the beverage, food, engine oil and chemicals industries. Although the focus on plastic closures has persisted, the product portfolio continues to grow.
BERICAP lightweight closures for bottles and containers
BERICAP Group sales are around €800m per annum. BERICAP is appreciated by its customers as an innovation leader, gaining confidence from customers with its overarching focus on quality.
Every year, the company invests approximately €70m in product development, new technologies and automated production processes.
The aim is to gear up for sustainable production, to make products as light as possible and to minimise energy consumption in the production process.
Today, the closures expert is supporting the full development process for new packaging series for the target markets of well-known customers, as well as providing industry-leading technical support.
Industry-leading standards for caps and services
In Mexico, a new site is about to be completed. All BERICAP production sites guarantee the same high-quality standards and outstandingly technical services.
Thanks to the high degree of standardisation and flexibility in worldwide production, the company is able to supply customers reliably at all times or to react to sudden fluctuations in demand.
BERICAP’s modern website with integrated CapFinder meets the demands of global customers who expect transparency, including when it comes to company communications.
Ring Container Technologies inaugurated a new plastic bottle manufacturing plant near Hagerstown, Maryland, US, in April 2018.
California-based PET resins manufacturer and recycler Verdeco Recycling (Verdeco) opened a new PET recycling facility in June 2016 in Terre Haute, Indiana, US.
BERICAP has taken over Mala Verschluss-Systeme GmbH, thereby extending its product portfolio to include aluminum closures.
BERICAP’s BericapValve has won Packaging Europe’s Sustainability Award 2020 in the category 'Recyclable Packaging'.
BERICAP has launched an important contribution for recyclability of food packaging with its 100% silicon-free valves.
BERICAP will be exhibiting at the forthcoming Packaging Innovations Show at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham for the seventh time in a row.
BERICAP is well-known for caps and closures that surpass the usual packaging solution standards; with one of its latest innovations, the company underlines its position as a leading plastic closure company for the vaping industry in Europe.
When the leading players in the packaging, process and logistics sector will be meeting at HISPACK Packaging, Process & Logistics trade fair in Barcelona from 8 to 11 May 2018, BERICAP, one of the world’s leading plastic closure manufacturers, must not be missed.
BERICAP is to exhibit at the forthcoming Packaging Innovations trade fair in Birmingham, UK, where several product innovations and new developments will be presented.
With a clear focus on the extended range of services and a broad variety of product innovations, especially in the UK, BERICAP will be presenting at the forthcoming Packaging Innovations trade fair at the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham, UK.
BERICAP will be participating as an exhibitor at this year's drinktec in Munich.
BERICAP is pleased to announce the company will be exhibiting at this year's Interpack trade fair in Düsseldorf, Germany, from 4-10 May.
Bericap has developed a new two-piece sports closure, allowing a two-colour look with a transparent PP shell and a coloured HDPE pourer section.
BERICAP will be one of the exhibitors at this year's BrauBeviale trade fair in Nuremberg. The global manufacturer of plastic closures will be presenting its proven closure systems and new products at stand 4-515 in Hall 4.
The closures used for 5gal water containers are known as HOD (home and office delivery) closures. The necks of these containers are standard across the world.
BERICAP will be one of the exhibitors at this year's FachPack trade fair in Nuremberg, where it will be presenting groundbreaking technologies, integrated solutions and innovations tailored to individual packaging requirements.
Important German vinegar producers have taken a leading role in developing and implementing the next-generation of edible oil and vinegar caps together with BERICAP over a period of years.
The last few years have seen a significant drive for reductions in the cost of packaging for all beverages alongside with an improvement in the carbon footprint of the package. But consumer convenience became more important too.
BERICAP will be participating once more as an exhibitor at this year's Brau Beviale packaging trade fair in Nuremberg, Germany. The drinks containers closure manufacturer and worldwide operator will present its tried-and-tested closure systems and new product features in hall 4 at booth 4-517 from 11-13 November.
BERICAP presented its plastic closures for the automotive, food and beverage, chemical, pharmacology and agro-chemical industries at this year's Interpack.
The last few years have seen a significant drive for reductions in the cost of packaging across all beverages alongside an improvement in the carbon footprint of the package.
It is now more than a year since BERICAP first launched the BERICAPValve dosing valve on the market.
BERICAP will be among the exhibitors at this year's Interpack trade fair in Düsseldorf, Germany, 8-14 May.
BERICAP's long skirt LSK EV GALILEO II 29/44 is the contemporary alternative for the syrup market.
An innovative closure for metal cans ensures robustness and reliability while delivering flexibility and beauty.
BERICAP, one of the global leading producers of plastic closures, has been presenting its products for many years at FachPack and will again be present at the event in 2013.
BERICAP will be participating once more as an exhibitor at this year's Drinktec event in Munich.
One-piece DoubleSeal flat closures from BERICAP have been around since 2003 and have proven their worth.
New closure development allows use of PET PCO 1881 necks for edible oil.
In 1998 BERICAP introduced one-piece polyethylene closures with DoubleSeal® technology to the beverage market.
PT ABC President Adopts BERICAP’s DS SUS 28/16 7085 SFB CSD3 for its ‘Nu’ Range of Ready-to-Drink Tea
PT ABC President is a joint venture between two leading food and beverage companies, PT ABC Central Food Indonesia and Uni President Enterprise Corp. of Taiwan.
In today's global economy, it is critical that manufacturers and producers of food provide safe, quality products.
Arla Foods' Cravendale white milk converts to PET bottles using BERICAP's DoubleSeal 33/12.
BERICAP has acquired the assets and technology to manufacture a dispensing valve.
BERICAP will exhibit at the SCANPACK 2012 event to display its innovative capping solutions and products. The company, one of the world's major suppliers of plastic closures, will be at Booth C 02:27 at the event, to be held between 23-26 October in Gothenburg, Sweden.
BERICAP, a global leading producer of plastic closures, will once again be presenting its products at FachPack 2012, and will be located at Hall 6, Booth 6-418.
At the start of July 2012, BERICAP presented its new company website. With a new design, enhanced structure and revised contents, the revamped website gives visitors a comprehensive overview of BERICAP’s full range of services.
BERICAP's exclusive DoubleSeal 38mm cap technology is now commercially available in the North American market. The design is considered unique for hot fill applications since it will support, rather than distort, the finish, compared to traditional two-piece closures that cannot hold the finish when softened by hot filled product.
At the end of 2010, BERICAP opened a new production site in Singapore with the goal of successfully advancing business in a central location in Southeast Asia and improving customer service, which up until that time, was handled from China or other BERICAP locations.
BERICAP India has been certified according to the Quality Management System (ISO 9001:2008) and Food Management System (ISO 22000:2005) by BSI.
Blue Waters bottles are everywhere in the south-eastern English-speaking Caribbean.
BERICAP is set to demonstrate a variety of closure concepts for metal packaging, as well as closure solutions for the agro-chemical and the automotive industry, at the Cannex Asia Pacific 2012, which takes place from 15 to 17 May in Guangzhou, China.
GALILEO® is the registered name for a range of closures from BERICAP that all use its patented technology for moulded hinge closures.
ProPak Vietnam is slated to take place from 29 February to 2 March 2012 in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. For the very first time BERICAP will be showcasing its closure solutions at the German combined stand in hall A1, stand E 08, supported by the sales team at BERICAP China and Singapore.
The water bottles of Aqua Carpatica catch the consumer's eye with a transparent style with black letters. On the Romanian market they have appeared since last summer with black caps - the BERlCAP DoubleSeal™ SuperShorty® Eco for 28mm PCO 1810 neck with a 38mm closure.
Hai Tian contacted BERICAP China to develop a new closure for their premier brand 'Yi Ping Xiang', which is packed in 500ml glass bottles with 36mm necks.
BERICAP has founded BERICAP Argentina SA in Buenos Aires.
BERICAP's HexaLite® 29/25 has been successfully introduced at AGUAS DE MONDARIZ (Spain). Since 1998, the Galician water filler AGUAS DE MONDARIZ has taken steps to reduce raw materials in its bottles and closures. It was the first water spring to convert the PVC bottle to PET, always keeping
In large parts of the edible oil industry, the standard 29/21 neck weighting 2.74g is used for 1l PET bottles. This neck size was developed at a time when plastic closures were meant to fit both glass bottles and PET bottles. Today edible oil is predominantly packed in PET bottles and so BERICAP
When STHIL, the leading manufacturer of chain saws, came to BERICAP with a special request to develop a perfect pouring spout, BERICAP could help. A chain saw needs to be permanently oiled during the working process, therefore a separate small tank at the engine of the chain saw has to
Since its development the BERICAP closure SK 38/15 FB DS has been successfully introduced to various markets, such as natural juices, teas, etc. Recently, together with SOLAN DE CABRAS, one of the most well-known premium water brands in Spain, BERICAP successfully introduced the SK 38/1
BERICAP again attended this year's Interpack trade fair in Düsseldorf as an exhibitor. In an area of over 180m², the closure manufacturer, which operates internationally, presented established products as well as new developments in closures for various markets, such as for drinks, food
As an oxygen-sensitive product, beer challenges the PET bottle and the closure with respect to oxygen transmission. Especially for the beer market, BERICAP has developed a closure in 'crown cork design', the DoubleSeal SuperShorty® Crown O2S closure, which looks very similar to the tr
For more than seven years BERICAP has offered the capping head BVK, designed by BERICAP. The BVK capping head is equipped with a hysteresis coupling, providing a constant application torque independent of the head speed and hence independent from the filling line and capper speed. Many
BERICAP will once again be exhibiting at this year's Interpack trade fair in Düsseldorf. In hall 10 at stand E 67, on an exhibition stand over 180m² in size, the international closure manufacturer will be displaying its range of proven products and new developments aimed at a
Sports caps are solutions for 'On-the-Go' consumption, when people travel or take part in sports and want to have a 'quick-close' option. The BERICAP PUSH PULL Next Generation fulfils such requests combined with a consumer-friendly design and therefore enjoys a high consumer acceptance, which can
Consumer studies have shown that smaller neck sizes between 32mm to 35mm are more convenient for drinking compared to 38mm neck diameter. Realising the result of the consumer research, BERICAP developed the DoubleSeal 33 closure, which was brought to marketability on a 33mm neck finish deve
Bericap has recently established a production facility in Singapore. The plant will provide a direct service to customers in the ASEAN states who have been served by a sales office, Bericap China and other Bericap facilities up to now. The new office will be the nucleus for further expansion of s
Light weighting of packaging is a core target of the industry in general, which falls in line with cost reductions, but also follows the internal sustainability guideline of many companies today - saving non-renewable raw materials by using less packaging material and therefore supporting the red
BERICAP has developed a new lightweight 38mm closure for Coca-Cola China's new dairy product. The food and drink industry is urging for optimised closures that fulfil various packaging requirements and are still cost-effective based on low weight in order to save resin and improve carbo
The market environment in the mineral water industry changes rapidly. Best price offers of discounters for mineral water filled in one-way PET are the bench mark for the whole industry. In consequence, cost structures must be adapted drastically and fast. Bottle and closure weight play
BERICAP's PUSH PULL Sports Cap Next Generation is a new closure solution for 'On-the-Go' consumption combining an attractive and consumer-friendly design with the latest, state-of-the-art technical developments. There are sports closures suitable for aseptic filling in the market, many
The world market for beer filled in PET bottles and closed by plastic screw caps is steadily growing. Germany was the first of several countries, mainly in Eastern Europe, to introduce beer in PET bottles. To secure the quality of the beer BERICAP introduced an oxygen scavenger, which absorbe
The market environment in the mineral water industry changes rapidly. Best price offers of discounters for mineral water filled in one-way PET are the bench mark for the whole industry. In consequence, cost structures must be adapted drastically and fast. Bottle and closure weight play
BERICAP's 1881 Push Pull sports closure is now performing satisfactorily in the US market. Raw material saving, CO2 emission reduction and, last but not least, cost saving measures are major drivers in the beverage packaging industry nowadays. Understanding these necessities of the mark
BERICAP’s DoubleSeal SuperShorty® closure range for PCO 1881 is already well established for carbonated beverages and still water in markets like Europe, Americas and Asia. This closure range, together with the PCO 1881 lightweight neck, offers the opportunity of significant weight reduction
In April 2009 Bericap Turkey launched the production of HexaLite® 29/11 SFB 3T – the water closure suitable for light-weight neck finish 29/25 for Danone Turkey’s Hayat brand. Danone Turkey is the first location to start using the 29/25 neck finish and has modified most of its exi
Coca-Cola China decided in the first quarter of 2008 to reduce material usage by converting their aseptic PET beverage packages from PCO 1810 neck finish to PCO 1881. One of the closures they selected was the 1881 SuperShorty® closure. After this successful introduction, Coca-Cola
AGUA SAN BENEDETTO SPAIN recently decided to introduce the THUMB'UP® sports closure 26.7mm for their still water FUENTE PRIMAVERA AGUA MINERAL, filled in 330ml and 500ml bottles in Spain, which completes their range of products. The company has chosen the THUMB'UP from BERICAP suit
BERICAP’s SK 110/37 Closure for the Edible Oil Industry: Safety and Tightness for a Big Mouth PET Container
The pickle and edible oil industry in Turkey was suffering serious leakage problems with packages when using the conventional closure solutions without TE-band. Tightness of the package could not be achieved with the existing closure profile. Therefore producers of both markets were se
The plastic closures that Bericap offers to the beverage, lube oil, edible oil, chemical, juice, milk and agro industries are perfectly adapted to critical packaging requirements such as product integrity against contamination, comfort and security to end-consumer, protection against oxygen ingre
Despite its glamorous name referring to its smokestack shape, Transatlantique dispensing closure (ref 4355), which was designed by Bericap for Monin, the French premium syrups company, and offers more than 100 flavours in more than 100 countries, is a real plus for bar staff always looking for ti
Product development discussion with FUCHS EUROPE SCHMIERSTOFFE has proved that the telescopic closures used in the past do not fulfil the requirements of a modern closure (consumer-friendly handling and supporting requirements on safety). Together, a target was decided: the development of a teles
From a very early stage BERICAP recognised the necessity to develop light weight closures for the beverage industry in order to reduce the packaging cost for its partners and at the same time help the environment by reducing CO2 emission (green house gas effect), using less raw material to suppor
BERICAP is developing its sports caps in its R&D centre of Dijon (France) and is currently producing several billion units of sports caps in five of its 20 production premises. As the main focus nowadays is to save non-renewable resources, to improve carbon footprint, as well as cost reductio
BERICAP has developed the closure range, HexaLite®, for the bottling of still water. The HexaLite exists as HexaLite 26 FB, suitable for light weighted 26mm neck finish and the HexaLite 29 FB, which is suitable for a light weighted 30mm neck finish. The HexaLite 26 FB and the correspond
The market introduction of BERICAP SuperShorty® is progressing. After the conversion of beer in PET from PCO 1810 to PCO 1881 in Germany, SuperShorty has been introduced for aseptic filling in China and for carbonated drinks in Europe. Within the next few months, BERICAP will increase its capacit
BERICAP and BioGaia join forces to offer beverage brand owners and bottlers, a unique solution for probiotics and other ingredients to create new concepts of functional and health enhancing drinks; LifeTop® cap. Under the name of LifeTop® the Swedish company BioGaia, specialis
Brands have been built up through investment in research, design and quality, furthermore in creating and maintaining consumer satisfaction and loyalty - which is at the heart of the success of manufacturers of branded goods. Trust in the quality and safety of brands is fundamental to c
Less than 10 years after having introduced on the market the first plastic closures for still water, traded as HEXACAP®, that weighted less than 2g and that were produced on large scale across the world (almost 10 billion closures per year), BERICAP is now engaged with another major challenge
GALILEO® is the registered name for a new range of closures from BERICAP that all use its new patented technology for moulding hinged closures in closed position, which allows relatively high-speed moulding, does not require any additional closing operation that is necessary for the tradition
As the world leader in premium commercial cleaning and sanitizing, ECOLAB has grown to US$5 billion in global sales. In more than 160 countries, businesses rely on more than 23,000 associates worldwide to keep their operations clean and sanitary. In late 2007, E
Bericap Asia secured a contract with Chevron International for supply of 40mm screw caps for the new consumer pack design for the Caltex and Chevron brands of automotive products. The contract covers regional supply of caps to plants in China, Thailand, Vietnam, Singapore, Philippines,
The BERICAP GALILEO II Closure – New Features, New Concept and Moreover a New Diameter in the Market.
The GALILEO® II closure is a two-piece, flip-top closure. The base, which is the sealing element between bottle and closure, is made of polyethylene. The tamper evident hinged over-cap is made of transparent polypropylene allowing a one-handed pouring. Thus, different color combinations are
BERICAP was recently awarded the Cans of the Year Awards 2007 for ends, caps and closures in silver for its P2 REL ALU closure. The Cans of the Year Awards was awarded at the Canmaker summit which took place in Chicago, USA. The award is presented to those companies which have introduced innovati
BERICAP is progressing with the market introduction of the SuperShorty®. Meanwhile two beer bottlers have switched from PCO 1810 (the so called PCO 28) to PCO 1881. Further companies will follow shortly. The next conversion projects do not only concern beer bottlers, but also CSD and water b
BERICAP do Brasil has received the prestigious Embanews 2007 award for the GALILEO II closure in its vinegar version. The award, which follows their receipt of the French Salon d'Emballage award of the same format, is presented to those companies which have introduced innovations in packaging so
J Garcia Carrion Introduces Fruit and Vegetable Juices in Aseptic Filling to the European Market, using the 38 mm 3-Start Bericap Closure, ref 3419
J Garcia Carrion (JGC) introduces its fruit and vegetable juices in aseptic filling to the European market using the 38mm 3-start, ref. 3419 of Bericap. JGC is one of the biggest wine and fruit and vegetable juices producer in Spain, operating five wineries and four production plants i
It is a testament to excellent service when a tailor made solution contributes to a customer's success and performance on the marketplace. This may a revolutionary development or a seeming small improvement of existing products. It has always been Bericap's commitment to strengthen the
Bericap has developed a new closure for the five litre edible oil bottle used by Kerry Oil Group, the manufacturers of the most popular edible oil brand in China: 'Arawana.' Earlier this year, Kerry Oil merged with Wilmar to form the largest edible oil company in Asia. Produced by Beric
Grand Opening Ceremony for the New Eiffel R&D and Production Facilities of Bericap France in Longvic (Dijon)
Bericap France, which belongs to the Bericap Group – the third largest closure manufacturer of plastic closures – hosted 170 guests on April the 20th, 2007, for the grand opening ceremony of its new R&D and production facilities of boulevard Eiffel in Longvic (Dijon) in France (it
BERICAP has recently developed a 'vinegar' version of its Galileo II closure, introducing a new neck-finish to the market. The Galileo II closure is a two-piece, flip-top closure weighing 3g. The base, which is the sealing element between bottle and closure, is made of Polyethylene, whi
In 2004, BERICAP developed the SuperShorty, a 28mm closure suitable to a short height neck finish. The development was intended to provide weight savings in bottle closure, and also to offer a more attractive closure design, especially for single serve bottles. The SuperShorty fits on
BERICAP has Developed for LESIEUR (BUNGE Group) a New Pourer with Hinged Overcap (ref. 4610) with Unique Integrated Beak Shape, Non-Drip Dispenser
Such closure, developed in the world R&D centre for food products of BERICAP, located in Dijon (France), and now manufactured in Spain (near Barcelona), was introduced few months ago at LESIEUR for its prestigious PUGET brand of olive oil from Provence. The idea was to replace the f
New Hinged Dispensing Closure for Syrup for MIGROS : A Concentrate of Know-How and Expertise from BERICAP France
BERICAP France has recently launched for its customer SEBA APROZ, the integrated beverage supplier of MIGROS, the leading retail chain in Switzerland, channelling more than 40% of all food products in William Tell’s country. This closure is replacing the old fashion existing 2-piece dis
Paint sundries such as thinners and solvents tend to be packaged in metal containers, ideally equipped with BERICAP closures. Depending on product formulations and storage temperatures, solvents have a tendency to permeate through plastic closures, regardless of materials used for the constructio
BERICAP introduces O2S® Oxygen Barrier Technologies for its Range of 38mm Closures for Still Soft Drinks
BERICAP introduces O2S® oxygen barrier technologies for its range of 38 mm closures for still soft drinks or how to improve shelf life of barrier packages. The juice market has changed during those last years, especially in Europe, with the introduction on large scale in this marke
BERICAP received the NUMICO Booster Award 2006 for Packaging for outstanding contribution in the development of a new plastic closure for baby and clinical nutrition product lines. This happened at the occasion of the NUMICO Booster Awards 2006 ceremony that took place in Amsterdam on M