Austrian Plastic Packaging Giant Invests in Kansas City Region
Austria’s plastic packaging powerhouse Alpla Group has picked the Kansas City region for its new 23,000-square-meter manufacturing plant. It represents a key element in its commitment to the expansion of its injection molding capabilities, the company said in today’s announcement.
As one of the global leaders in packaging solutions, the site will enhance Alpla’s scope of innovation and help meet demand of recent business, the company said. The new addition at the Blue River Commerce Center in Kansas City, MO, will be its fourth site in Missouri and the first one dedicated to injection molding. Cutting-edge technologies will be applied to the production of innovative packaging systems, bottles, caps, and injection-molded parts for a range of industries. Led by Cushman & Wakefield, the project is slated to begin in late 2021, with a completion date in the fourth quarter of 2022. The plant is expected to create 75 jobs, as the company continues to invest in the city over the next several years.
“Alpla’s decision to grow in Missouri demonstrates our state’s ability to support companies with our highly skilled workforce, affordable business costs, and unmatched logistical advantages,” said Gov. Mike Parson. The company cited the Kansas City region’s central location and strong community relationships as key drivers for the decision.
Alpla operates 178 sites across 45 countries and employs apprximately 21,600 employees. It also owns PET and HDPE recycling plants in Austria, Poland, Mexico, Italy, and Spain, and is a recycling partner via joint ventures in Mexico and Germany.