Global Closure Systems expanding in Mexico

By Stephen Downer
Correspondent

Published: May 9, 2013 12:54 pm ET
Updated: May 9, 2013 12:56 pm ET

Related to this story

Topics Packaging, Injection Molding, Mexico, Containers/closures

MEXICO CITY — Global Closure Systems, established after French private equity firm PAI Partners purchased Philadelphia-based Crown Holding Inc’s plastics closure business for $750 million in 2005, is in the middle of a major expansion of its manufacturing operations in Mexico.

In a news release it said it has completed the expansion of its Zeller Plastik México SA de CV plant in Cuautitlán Izcalli, an industrial zone just north of Mexico City.

“GCS plans to further expand its manufacturing operations in Mexico by 2017,” Sandy Almirall, the company’s vice president for the Americas, said in the release.

GCS is headquartered in the Parisian suburb of Saint Cloud. It said the Mexican facility’s production area had grown by 30 percent while warehousing space had increased by 25 percent. “GCS can now operate up to 40 injection [molding] machines and over 30 machines for its complementary process station,” the company said.

It makes injection molded hinged closure systems and assembly systems at the plant, one of about two dozen it operates in Europe, Asia and the Americas.

According to the company, it produces 40 billion plastic and metal closures across the world every year, has annual sales of $736 million and employs 3,600. Its clients are in the beverage, food, health care, household/industry, personal care, and wine and spirits markets.


Comments

Global Closure Systems expanding in Mexico

By Stephen Downer
Correspondent

Published: May 9, 2013 12:54 pm ET
Updated: May 9, 2013 12:56 pm ET

Post Your Comments


Back to story


More stories

Image

How CEO Santi is changing ITW

April 23, 2014 2:48 pm ET

Scott Santi is showing he can do more than just cut costs at Illinois Tool Works Inc.    More

Image

German electronics firm expanding in Hungary

April 22, 2014 9:46 am ET

German electronics manufacturer Provertha GmbH has announced plans to set up a new plastic galvanizing plant at the Kapuvár Industrial Park, in...    More

Europe's bag use still expected to climb despite possible bag restrictions

April 22, 2014 9:29 am ET

Ceresana, a Germany-based research company, has released a report forecasting that by 2020 the sales volume of bags and sacks in Europe will reach 9....    More

DuPont: Asia's food packaging market at a major transition point

April 21, 2014 1:26 pm ET

DuPont Co. touted its packaging innovations and applications, and updated the firm's commercial status at a media event two days before the Chinaplas ...    More

Image

Savvy customers follow raw material prices as closely as processors

April 21, 2014 2:25 pm ET

Savvy customers closely follow the prices of raw materials. The result: in the film and sheet segment of the plastics industry, even if processors cou...    More

Market Reports

Market Data Book - Rankings & Lists

A one-stop download of Plastic News' exclusive annual lists and processor rankings containing essential data including sales, employees, end markets, materials and more.
EXCLUSIVE EXCEL FEATURE: full mailing address details for available plant locations.

Learn more

Thermoformed Packaging 2014 Market Review & Outlook – North America

This in-depth report provides analysis and discussions of economic and political conditions, market trends, legislative/regulatory activity impacting supply and demand, business opportunities and threats, materials pricing, manufacturing technology, as well as strategies being implemented by thermoformed packaging companies. In addition, there are reviews of 25 leading thermoformers in the packaging segment, assessing their growth initiatives and performance metrics over 10 years.

Learn more

Mold Making and Tooling Review and Outlook 2014 – North America

This report provides in-depth analysis of the mold and toolmaking market for North America, including discussions of trends, opportunities, threats, the latest developments in production and labor and equipment trends impacting moldmakers.

Learn more

Upcoming Plastics News Events

May 6, 2014 - May 8, 2014Plastics in Medical Devices 2014

May 12, 2014 - May 12, 2014Plastics News Brazil Pharma Summit

September 10, 2014 - September 12, 2014Plastics Caps & Closures 2014

February 3, 2015 - February 7, 2015Plastics News Executive Forum 2015

More Events