MOSCOW (MRC) -- The ALPLA Group, the global packaging solutions and recycling specialist, has announced that it is strengthening its footprint in Asia, according to Polymerupdate.
Thus, the Austrian recycler will open an office in Singapore on 1 January, 2022, to serve as its administrative hub for the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region, including its operations in China, Thailand, Vietnam, and the Philippines.
The APAC region will be managed by Roland Wallner, currently ALPLA Managing Director North East Asia.
With 2,750 employees, ALPLA APAC is well situated to develop the packaging of tomorrow for the Asian market.
Alongside extending the reach of Alpla’s industry-leading moulding technology, a strong focus lies on the further development of circular economy activities in the region.
As MRC reported earlier, in August 2021, packaging supplier ALPLA Group announced a purchase of the Wolf Plastics Group for an undisclosed amount in a move to expand the company's product portfolio in Central and Southeastern Europe. Headquartered in Kammern, Austria, Wolf also has production facilities in Hungary and Romania.
We remind that the ALPLA Group is also investing more than EUR5m in an extrusion system for food-grade recycled polyethylene terephthalate (PET) made of used PET bottles at its site in Anagni, Italy.
According to MRC's ScanPlast report, the estimated polyethylene terephthalate (PET) consumption in Russia increased to 56,960 tonnes in September 2021, up by year on year. Russia's overall PET consumption reached 592,560 tonnes in the nine months of 2021, up by 12% year on year.
Headquartered in Hard, Austria, ALPLA specializes in blow molded bottles and caps, injection molded parts, and preforms and tubes. ALPLA operates its own recycling plants for PET and HDPE in Austria, Poland, Mexico, Italy and Spain, and in the form of joint ventures in Mexico and Germany. Other projects are being realised elsewhere around the world.