Petainer Innopac Packaging opens world-class manufacturing plant in India
Mumbai, December 07, 2015: Petainer Innopac Packaging, a joint venture between Petainer UK Holdings Ltd and Innopac Containers Pvt Ltd, today officially opened its new manufacturing facility close to the Mumbai region in India.
The plant has been designed to provide customers with high quality, high performance and sustainable PET/plastics packaging solutions using Petainer’s advanced polymer engineering technology, enabling customers to enter new markets and enhance their brand at a reduced cost of ownership.
The plant houses world-class blow moulding equipment to manufacture the 20 Litre bulk water cooler jar, petainerCooler™, using preforms produced from Petainer’s manufacturing sites in Europe, as well as a fully equipped on-site design studio, laboratory services and warehousing.
Petainer Innopac Packaging recently also introduced the petainerKeg™, a one-way 20 or 30 Litre keg made out of highly engineered advanced polymers for the beer, wine and other beverage segments. More equipment and products will be brought online in the coming months.
Officially opening the plant, Atit Bhatia, Managing Director, Petainer Innopac Packaging, said: “This is an exciting day and we are delighted that we have delivered on our timely promise to the market by bringing a world-class facility and a world-class product to the Indian market. The plant and its strategic location supports our ambitious growth plans for the region which is based on providing customers with an exciting portfolio of innovative and game changing solutions.”
Nigel Pritchard, Group Chief Executive Officer, Petainer UK Holdings Ltd commented: “India presents an exciting and dynamic market opportunity for our innovative packaging solutions. There is huge interest and demand from brand owners in India who genuinely recognise that Petainer’s advanced polymer engineering brings significant benefits in terms of reduced cost of ownership and improved sustainability.”
Note to Editors
Petainer, headquartered in the UK, is a specialist engineering and technology business, an industry leader in the development, design and manufacture of sustainable, innovative and game changing PET (Poly Ethylene Terephthalate) plastic containers and system solutions. Petainer manufactures for global customers at their ISO 9000, food safety management 22000 and 14000 certified plants in Lidköping, in Sweden, Aš in the Czech Republic and Klin in Russia.
Innopac Containers Pvt Ltd was established by Atit Bhatia and Saket Bhatia (part of the promoting family members of a leading metal packaging group in India) with the aim of introducing innovating packaging solutions for the food, beverage, pharmaceutical and non-food sector. The joint venture between Petainer and Innopac – Petainer Innopac Packaging Pvt Ltd – is headquartered in New Delhi and was formed with the aim of providing brand owners in India with high performance and game changing PET and plastic packaging solutions.