Plastic manufacturer ALPLA North America has chosen Kansas City in Missouri to construct its new injection moulding facility.

The new 246,000ft² plant is the company’s first facility dedicated to injection moulding and its fourth site in the state.

The new Kansas City site will manufacture products such as closures.

ALPLA North America managing director James Rooney said: “We are excited about our new Kansas City site which represents a key element of our growth strategy and our continued commitment to the expansion of our injection moulding capabilities.”

Expected to commence operations in the fourth quarter of next year, the facility is strategically located to better serve customers in the Midwest and fulfil the demand for its products.

It will also expand ALPLA’s scope of innovation and its presence in the US state.

ALPLA received support from commercial real estate service firm Cushman & Wakefield and Kansas City Area Development Council for the project.

The project will generate 75 new jobs in the region.

The company has not revealed the investment details for the development of the site.

Missouri Governor Mike Parson said: “ALPLA’s decision to grow in Missouri demonstrates our state’s ability to support companies with our highly skilled workforce, affordable business costs and unmatched logistical advantages. We are home to global leaders across various industries, and we take great pride in providing companies like ALPLA with a solid foundation to ensure their success in Missouri.”

Last month, ALPLA, together with Ecohelp and Switzerland’s United Polymer Trading, announced an investment in the construction of a recycling plant in Targu Mures, Romania.