US Governor of Kentucky Matt Bevin has paid a visit to Uflex’s Noida Plant in India as part of an American economic development delegation.

The US state has close ties to Uflex, which has its FlexFilms’ plant in Elizabethtown, Kentucky.

Welcomed by the senior leadership of the company on 20 January, Governor Bevin was given an introduction to Uflex and its businesses. After this, he was given a tour of the Film Business plant. Governor Bevin interacted with the team and gained insights into the manufacturing operations and technology.

During the plant visit, Governor Matt Bevin said: “Uflex has a significant presence in Kentucky through its Flex Films USA facility. Our visit to Uflex Ltd’s offices in India was beneficial at many levels. We were able to deepen our relationship with this prestigious company during our visit, and we look forward to helping Uflex expand their presence in Kentucky in the months and years ahead.”

Governor Matt Bevin is leading an economic development delegation to India to participate in recognized business and investment events such as Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit 2019 and Pravasi Bharatiya Divas to strengthen Indo-US government ties.

FlexFilms is the global film manufacturing arm of Uflex Limited with state-of-the-art film manufacturing facilities in all the four major continents, Asia, Europe, North America and Africa.

Commissioned in 2013, the BOPET Film Line of FlexFilms in Kentucky has a capacity of 30,000tpa and is one of the largest polymeric film manufacturing lines in the world and by far the biggest in the US. This plant also houses cutting-edge metallizer that produces more than 10,800tpa of high-barrier metallized films.

Delighted to welcome Governor Bevin, Uflex CMD Ashok Chaturvedi said: “We’re honored that Governor Matt Bevin chose to visit our India plant and gave us an opportunity to host him.

“FlexFilms has invested in its employees and Kentucky’s economy and as we look at expanding our films’ product portfolio and scale of operations in USA, we will ensure that we continue to work with the government in the future as well.”