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ALPLA Reveals Enhanced Vlotho-Exter Plant
ALPLA Reveals Enhanced Vlotho-Exter Plant

ALPLA Reveals Enhanced Vlotho-Exter Plant

  • 19-Apr-2024 10:55 AM
  • Journalist: Stella Fernandes

Packaging expert ALPLA Group recently celebrated a significant milestone with the expansion of its plant site located in Vlotho-Exter, Germany. The event saw the presence of notable guests from the realms of politics and business. The Austrian family-owned company has undertaken a substantial investment of approximately 30 million euros towards the modernization of the site, coupled with the construction of an additional production and storage hall. This strategic expansion is geared towards enhancing long-term competitiveness.

Within the Vlotho-Exter facility, 185 dedicated employees are engaged in the production of various items, including PET bottles and preforms catering to nearby mineral water companies. Notably, these products are crafted utilizing PET recyclates sourced from ALPLA's internal recycling plant in Bad Salzuflen, located just a few kilometers away. Furthermore, the site serves as the hub for the design and manufacture of ALPLA's reusable bottles, serving both beverage and cosmetic applications.

Georg Pescher, Managing Director of ALPLA in Germany, underscores the significance of these investments as a testament to the company's steadfast commitment to the Vlotho-Exter location. He positions Vlotho-Exter as a pivotal competence and production center within the broader ALPLA Group, one that is intentionally being fortified and expanded in alignment with the company's overarching global sustainability strategy. ALPLA's CEO, Philipp Lehner, echoes this sentiment by acknowledging the future prospects of plastic packaging, while also acknowledging the existing challenges that demand earnest attention. He reiterates ALPLA's proactive stance towards addressing these issues, emphasizing the pursuit of elevated standards in packaging reduction, reuse, and recycling.

The inauguration ceremony witnessed the presence of esteemed dignitaries including members of the German Bundestag, the state parliament of North Rhine-Westphalia, as well as local authorities such as Herford District Administrator Jürgen Müller and Vlotho Mayor Rocco Wilken.

Georg Pescher expresses satisfaction with the acknowledgment of their endeavors as a reputable employer, training facilitator, and economic contributor in the region, alongside their leadership role in transitioning towards a circular economy. He further acknowledges the state parliament's initiative to position North Rhine-Westphalia as a frontrunner in circular economy practices, affirming ALPLA's readiness to lend its expertise and insights to support the project's successful execution.

ALPLA stands at the forefront globally for pioneering the development and manufacturing of cutting-edge plastic packaging solutions. The company specializes in crafting inventive packaging systems, including bottles, caps, and injection-molded components, catering to diverse industries. The foundation of the company's business operations lies in sustainability principles and the environmentally conscious utilization of resources to mitigate climate impact.

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