Initially the new factory will produce closures for applications outside of the food and beverage sector but production of food and beverage closures will follow shortly afterwards.
Bericap said the Singapore plant is equipped to manufacture the one-piece closure technology DoubleSeal for carbonated beverages or hot filling. This includes the DoubleSeal SuperShorty for PCO 1881 and the DoubleSeal 38.
Another product to be produced in Singapore is a hinge closure for bottlers of soya sauce. This requires anti-drip features, tamper evidence and a closure design for capping of hot filled glass bottles.
A spokesperson for Bericap said the first food applications to be worked on at the plant would be edible oil and then carbonated soft drinks and water would follow. But the first products to be produced at the Singapore plant will be for a multinational player in the agro-chemical business.
Access to market
The company spokesperson said Singapore had been chosen as the site for the new plant because of it provides good access to skilled workers and is surrounded by interested markets such as Thailand and Malaysia.
Bericap has had a sales office in Singapore since 1997 and is well established in Asia with additional production facilities and in China and India.
The closures manufacturer said the team at the new facility in Singapore will be supported by Bericap Germany and Bericap China.