Austrian plastic packaging giant invests in Kansas City region

Austria’s power pack for plastic packaging, the Alpla Group, has selected the Kansas City region for its new 23,000 square meter production facility. It is a key element in its commitment to expanding its injection molding capabilities, the company said in today’s announcement.

As one of the world’s leading providers of packaging solutions, the site will expand Alpla’s scope of innovation and help meet demand from its recent business, the company said. The new facility at the Blue River Commerce Center in Kansas City, Missouri, will be the fourth facility in Missouri and the first dedicated to injection molding. With the most modern technologies, innovative packaging systems, bottles, closures and injection molded parts are manufactured for various industries. The project, led by Cushman & Wakefield, is expected to begin in late 2021 and be completed in the fourth quarter of 2022. The plant is set to create 75 jobs as the company continues to invest in the city over the next few years. .

“Alpla’s decision to grow in Missouri demonstrates our state’s ability to support businesses with our highly skilled workforce, affordable business costs and unmatched logistical advantages,” said Governor Mike Parson. The company cited the Kansas City area’s central location and strong community relationships as key factors in the decision.

Alpla operates 178 locations in 45 countries and employs around 21,600 people. The company also has PET and HDPE recycling plants in Austria, Poland, Mexico, Italy and Spain and is a recycling partner through joint ventures in Mexico and Germany.

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