It's a good time to be making plastic caps and closures in Arizona for one company.
Novembal, a unit of the Sidel Group, celebrated the opening of its new plant in Peoria, Ariz., with an open house Jan. 18 that showcased the facility that opened last year.
The new plant brings with it 50 jobs.
“Novembal offers a full range of caps for the liquid food packaging market, and by providing our customers with innovative solutions we aim to maintain and build our competitive position in the market,” said Lorenzo van Haelst, managing director for Novembal, in a statement.
“For this new plant in Peoria, we are proud to have hired 50 people from the local area. This brings a third facility to our network of production sites, enabling us to respond even more effectively to our customers' needs anywhere within the North American market. Peoria is a great place for growth and success,” he continued in the statement.
Novembal moved into the Sidel Group in 2015 from Tetra Pak. Both Sidel and Tetra Pak are part of Tetra Laval Group. The owners thought Novembal was a better fit under Sidel, a maker of equipment for liquid PET packaging. Tetra Pak is known for its carton business around the world.
Company officials, at the time, indicated the move made sense because both Novembal and Sidel are dedicated to PET applications, and they both enjoy an extensive “market crossover” in the water, carbonated soft drink, juices and liquid dairy product sectors.
Along with Peoria, Novembal also has locations in Edison, N.J., and Rawdon, Canada.