Hard, 28 October 2021 – The ALPLA Group, a global packaging solutions manufacturer and recycling specialist headquartered in Hard, Austria, announced that it has selected the Kansas City region for its new 23,000-square-metre manufacturing plant.
In a facility located at the Blue River Commerce Center in Kansas City, Missouri, the regional organisation ALPLA Inc. will create 75 jobs while continuing to invest in the city over the next several years.
‘We are excited about our new Kansas City site, which represents a key element of our growth strategy and our continued commitment to the expansion of our injection-moulding capabilities,’ stated James Rooney, Managing Director, ALPLA North America. As one of the global leaders in packaging solutions, the site will enhance ALPLA’s scope of innovation and facilitate the demand of recent business.
The new addition in Kansas City will be ALPLA’s fourth site in Missouri and the first dedicated to injection moulding. As such, ALPLA Inc. will utilise cutting-edge technologies to produce innovative packaging systems, bottles, caps and injection-moulded parts for a wide 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.
‘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 Governor Mike Parson. ‘We are home to global leaders across various industries, and we take great pride in providing companies like ALPLA with a solid foundation to ensure their success in Missouri.’
The company cited the Kansas City region’s central location and strong community relationships as key drivers for the decision.
‘The Kansas City region’s strengths in manufacturing and availability of skilled talent will allow ALPLA to experience continued growth in manufacturing, furthering the company’s position as a leader in packaging solutions,’ said Tim Cowden, President and CEO, Kansas City Area Development Council.
The Kansas City Area Development Council is proud to have worked with a number of regional partners in attracting ALPLA Inc. to the Kansas City area, including the State of Missouri; Missouri Partnership; Port KC; City of Kansas City, Missouri; Economic Development Corporation of Kansas City; Cushman & Wakefield - Joe Accurso, NorthPoint Development, Evergy, Spire and KC SmartPort.
About the ALPLA Group
ALPLA is one of the leading companies involved in plastic packaging. Around 21,600 employees worldwide produce custom-made packaging systems, bottles, caps and moulded parts at 178 sites across 45 countries. In North America, ALPLA specialises in bottles and caps for the food, beverage, auto, health, beauty and home care industries by using conscientious culture to drive purposeful packaging.
ALPLA operates its own recycling plants for PET and HDPE in Austria, Poland, Mexico, Italy and Spain, and in the form of joint ventures in Mexico and Germany. Other projects are being realised elsewhere around the world.
About the Kansas City Area Development Council (KCADC)
Serving the 18-county, two-state Kansas City area, the Kansas City Area Development Council is an economic development non-profit that promotes the region’s business and lifestyle assets to companies and talent around the world. Working closely with its two states, and 50-plus county and community partners, the region has attracted more than 60,000 new jobs over its 40-year history. KCADC also leads the efforts behind the KC Animal Health Corridor, KC SmartPort and TeamKC.
About Greater Kansas City
Home to 2.5 million people, Kansas City is a vibrant metro in the heart of the US, known as the ‘KC Heartland’. The KC region is a centre for leading industries including technology, logistics, animal health and entrepreneurship, and is home to a renowned arts community.