Luxembourg-based United Caps has announced its plan to build a new plastic caps and closures manufacturing facility in Kulim High Tech Park, Malaysia.

The proposed facility will allow United Caps to meet the growing customer demand in the region for its caps and closures.

The company has not disclosed the amount of investment to be made in the facility, which is expected to produce around 300 million closures in the first year of operation.

Scheduled to be fully operational in early 2018, the planned facility will initially create more than 20 new jobs in the region.

United Caps CEO Benoît Henckes said: “We are experiencing significant growth in Southeast Asia.

“In keeping with our ‘Close to You’ strategy, this expansion of manufacturing capabilities allows us to continue to capitalise on the dynamic growth opportunities in the region and better serve our local customers.

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"Localising production of our pioneering closure technologies in the Southeast Asian marketplace is the next logical step in our business expansion."

“Localising production of our pioneering closure technologies in the Southeast Asian marketplace is the next logical step in our business expansion.”

In November 2015, United Caps opened a manufacturing facility in Schwerin, northern Germany.

Spread across a 10,000m² area, the Schwerin plant features two production halls, each of which can produce up to 2.5 billion closures annually.

The facility is equipped to produce closures for the beverages sector, enabling United Caps to capture business in the German beverage industry.

Image: Rendering of United Caps’ proposed manufacturing facility in Malaysia. Photo: courtesy of United Caps.