Alcoa Closure Systems International has opened a plant in Cairo, Egypt, to make plastic and aluminum closures for the North Africa market.
The Chicago-based unit of Alcoa Inc. launched the facility in early December, after finding a growing list of customers in that region, spokesman Kevin Lowery said Dec. 17. The company had shipped products to those customers from other areas, but opened the plant to enhance delivery and competitive pricing, said Eduardo Gemilli, Alcoa CSI Europe's general manager, in a news release.
The facility will make closures for beverage bottles and already has started shipping products to customers, Lowery said. The plant can make 800 million closures annually.
Pittsburgh-based Alcoa's Closure Systems division makes both plastic and aluminum closures and packaging machinery.