Leading European packaging producer RPC Group is investing around €4.2m in a major injection moulding capacity expansion at the Velký Meder rigid packaging plant in south western Slovakia.
The facility, which is part of RPC’s Bramlage business division specialising in manufacturing a range of cosmetics, healthcare, food and technical product packaging containers, will see its injection moulded area doubled in size.
Lohne, Germany-based RPC Bramlage intends to construct a new 2,700m2 production hall at the Velký Meder site and to install a set of new injection machines and packaging assembly lines, according to RPC.
Its latest East European project will allow the Bramlage business to produce a wider range of bespoke and standard packs including those for the beauty care and food sectors.
The expanded Slovak plant will be able to turn out the “top level Bramlage ranges including advanced dispensers and quality crème jars” for swift delivery to customers in eastern and southern Europe.
“This is a significant development for our site and will be instrumental in driving our continued growth and success,” commented the Velký Meder plant general manager Andreas Keller.
The Slovak plant was acquired by Rushden, UK-based RPC Group from the company DM Plast in 2007 and underwent a significant upgrade project two years later.
That project saw the transfer of 40 injection moulding machines from the former RPC Bramlage DHS facility in Ravenstein, the Netherlands which was closed as part of the group’s RPC 2010 restructuring programme.