New Delhi-based Petainer Innopac Packaging, a joint venture between PET packaging company Petainer UK Holdings (London) and its local partner Innopac Containers (New Delhi, India), has opened its doors to its new manufacturing plant near Mumbai area in India.
The site will offer customers high quality, high performance and sustainable PET/plastics packaging solutions using Petainer’s advanced polymer engineering technology, allowing customers to cross over into new markets and increase brand awareness at a reduced cost.
The plant houses state-of-the-art blowmolding equipment to manufacture the 20 liter bulk water cooler jar, petainerCooler, using preforms produced from Petainer’s manufacturing sites in Europe, as well as a fully-equipped onsite design studio, laboratory services and warehousing.
Petainer Innopac Packaging recently also launched the petainerKeg, a one-way 20 or 30 liter keg made out of highly engineered advanced polymers for the beer, wine and other beverage segments. The company looks to bring new equipment and products online in the months to come.
Officially opening the plant, Atit Bhatia, Managing Director, Petainer Innopac Packaging, said: “This is an exciting day and we are delighted that we have delivered on our timely promise to the market by bringing a world-class facility and a world-class product to the Indian market. The plant and its strategic location supports our ambitious growth plans for the region which is based on providing customers with an exciting portfolio of innovative and game changing solutions.”
Nigel Pritchard, Group Chief Executive Officer, Petainer UK Holdings Ltd commented: “India presents an exciting and dynamic market opportunity for our innovative packaging solutions. There is huge interest and demand from brand owners in India who genuinely recognize that Petainer’s advanced polymer engineering brings significant benefits in terms of reduced cost of ownership and improved sustainability.”