Nampak Plastics has signed off a lease on a 1,858-square-meter industrial facility in Stirling, Scotland, to manufacture a range of high density polyethylene milk bottles.
The packaging group said 20 new full-time jobs had been created by the move.
Nampak said the plant would act as a platform to help boost business for its Scottish customers, including Graham's The Family Dairy and its planned new dairy facility at the Hill of Drip farm in Stirling.
Speaking about the new plant, Eric Collins, Nampak Plastics Europe's managing director said: “Nampak has been manufacturing in Scotland for a number of years from its plant in Bellshill.
“We have been exploring how to increase investment to support the growth of our customers, particularly in the areas of product innovation.
“The business climate in Stirling, the enthusiasm of local people and the professionalism of Stirling Council has provided us with the confidence to open our latest European plant in Stirling.
"We're now looking forward to working with partners in the area to expand our manufacturing operation.
Collins said that looking ahead, the new dairy project planned for Hill of Drip would enable what he called “a step change” in its investment in Stirling, allowing the firm to create 40 further new full time jobs, in addition to those created by Graham's The Family Dairy.