Japanese plastic injection moulding machine manufacturer Nissei Plastic Industrial launched a new subsidiary named Nissei Plastic Machinery America in December 2016 as part of its growth strategy, which aims to boost the company’s global production and distribution network.
Alto is New Zealand’s largest rigid plastic packaging company. Today, Alto has eight plants in New Zealand that specialise in extrusion and thermoforming, blow moulding and injection moulding. Alto also has a dedicated sales team in Australia. We supply a variety of clients with a dedicated suite of products, including plastic meat packaging, plastic dairy packaging, MAP barrier food trays and a range of bottles.
Plastic dairy packaging, plastic meat packaging and MAP barrier food trays
Alto manufactures a variety of fresh food packaging, including:
- Dairy packaging: milk bottles, cream bottles, yoghurt tubs and ice-cream tubs
- Meat, poultry and fish packaging: meat trays and MAP barrier food trays
- Bakery packaging: cake domes and lids
- On-the-go packaging: hot food packs, cold food packs, disposables, burger packs and sandwich containers
- Produce packaging: punnets, pocket packs and trays
Alto’s range of frozen food packaging includes:
- Frozen foods: ice-cream tubs
- Heat and serve packaging: CPET ovenable trays
HDPE milk bottles and PET water bottles
Alto manufactures grocery packaging such as PET bottles, HDPE bottles and plastic jars. Alto’s beverage packaging capabilities include:
- Water packaging: PET water bottles and caps
- Dairy packaging: HDPE milk bottles
- Juice packaging: PET and HDPE bottles
Plastic jerrycans for industrial, chemical and bulk packaging
Alto offers a range of flagons, plastic jerrycans, plastic cubes and plastic drums for chemical packaging, and a range of plastic jerrycans, plastic cubes and plastic drums for bulk packaging in the industrial sector.
Plastic jerrycans, punnets and trays for agricultural and horticultural packaging
Alto manufactures punnets and trays for retail packaging, pocket packs for export packaging, and bulk packaging materials, including plastic jerrycans, plastic cubes and plastic drums. Alto also manufactures plant containers.
Personal, health and home care packaging
Alto manufactures personal care packaging such as plastic tubs and bottles, personal health packaging such as vitamin jars, and a range of plastic bottles for home care packaging.
Custom designs for rigid plastic packaging
Alto can perform technical speciality injection moulding, and can therefore devise custom designs for medical products and technical products.
We have a creative design team in New Zealand that is focused on delivering remarkable packaging to our clients, and a manufacturing team that is always looking at ways to improve performance.
We aspire to be the most exciting plastics business in Australasia, renowned for exceptional innovation that transforms our clients’ business. We transform our creative energy into fantastic packaging for our clients, who include major FMCG companies and industrial clients.
Fully integrated plastic packaging product development, manufacture and production
Our in-house product design team is critical to Alto and enables us to offer clients a fully integrated product development, tooling manufacture and production service. We are one of the few companies in Australasia to be able to offer this full service that links in well with our clients’ NPD process.
We get totally involved with our clients to understand their needs. It’s all about satisfying our clients – if our clients are happy and successful then so are we. Give us a chance to energise your business.
Alto has been in business for 62 years, and has certifications and accreditations including Class A, ISO, Environmental Choice, PINZ and HACCP. Alto manufactures 100 million product units per month, ranging from small caps and meat trays to large bottles and plastic drums.
Our industrial designers and 800 dedicated staff across New Zealand and Australia, including those who work in our innovation centre (which has a fully functional tool room), all contribute to Alto’s success – Alto was awarded seven New Zealand Plastics Industry Design Awards in 2008.
Winpak’s rigid packaging and flexible lidding materials division, Winpak Portion Packaging, began the construction of a 348,000ft² expansion to its existing facility at the LogistiCenter in Sauk Village in Illinois, US, in April 2016.
Plastics, chemical and refining company LyondellBasell announced its final decision to establish a new high-density polyethylene (HDPE) plant at its La Porte complex, Texas, US, in July 2016.