Lodz of investment for Polish PET plant

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Austrian rigid packaging producer Alpla is planning to invest a little over €9m to construct a new PET recycling plant at the site of its Radomsko subsidiary near Lodz in Poland.

The Polish Alpla offshoot has been granted a permit to establish the high-quality R-PET unit in the Radomsko district of the Lodz Special Economic Zone to provide material for PET bottle production.

The company, which has operations at four separate sites in Poland, expects the project will create at least 30 new jobs, according to the Polish Information and Foreign Investment Agency Palilz. Alpla’s other three units are located in Nowy Dwor, Ostrow and Zywiec, Poland.

Alpla group, based in Hard, Austria, is one of Europe’s biggest PET packaging manufacturers with 134 subsidiaries in 37 countries worldwide and around 12,000 employees. It is a stretch blow, extrusion blow and injection blow moulder of PET bottles and other plastics containers, as well as an injection moulder of caps and PET performs.

Alpla manufactures packaging for a range of markets including the beverages, food, beauty, home care, oil and lubricant sectors.

In 1990, the group moved into Eastern Europe where it now operates 17 plants, with a further 53 across Western Europe. Other Eastern Europe plants are situated in Hungary, Russia and the Czech Republic.

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