Canadian Packaging

Klöckner Pentaplast has new production capacity in Europe and S. America

Company is now the only rigid film producer with manufacturing sites on four continents.


August 20, 2014
by Canadian Packaging Staff

Montabaur, Germany—The Klöckner Pentaplast Group has launched its new production capacity in Europe and South America.

As part of the company’s €45.6-million (CDN $66.3-million) investment in its 2013 and 2014 expansion plans, new production capacity recently went online in Great Britain, Argentina, and Brazil, making Klöckner Pentaplast the only rigid film solutions producer with manufacturing sites located on four continents: Asia, Europe, North America, and South America.

Newport/Crumlin, Wales, Great Britain, manufacturing facility expansion
Klöckner Pentaplast has added to its U.K. and European production capacity for polyester films. Primarily used for food and consumer packaging applications, the new capacity is located at the company’s Newport/Crumlin, Great Britain manufacturing facility. The state-of-the-art extrusion line added 15 employees to the company. The €6.0-million (CDN $8.7-million) investment expands capacity by 8,000 metric tons.

Cotia (São Paulo), Brazil, manufacturing facility expansion
Klöckner Pentaplast has invested in 1,200 metric tons of additional coating and laminating capacity suitable for the production of Pentapharm alfoil PVdC-coated and Pentapharm ACLAR laminated packaging films to service the Latin American pharmaceutical industry. PVC calendering capacity has been increased by 12,000 metric tons to service the pharmaceutical, food, print, card, and general-purpose thermoforming markets. In addition, matte calendering capacity will follow in November 2014. The company is investing a total of €11.6-million (CDN $16.9-million) which has added 26 employees. The new capacity further complements the Group’s existing film production capacity at two facilities in Latin America, Villa del Totoral, Argentina, and Cotia, Brazil.

“Klöckner Pentaplast’s 2013 and 2014 expansion plans demonstrate our commitment to supporting our customers around the world with consistent, high-quality film and superior service and technical support,” says Klöckner Pentaplast chief executive officer Christian Holtmann. “At Klöckner Pentaplast, a critical element of our growth strategy is our dedication to servicing customers’ needs now and in the future—wherever they may be located.”

The Klöckner Pentaplast Group is a global leader in providing packaging, printing, and specialty solutions serving the pharmaceutical, medical device, food, beverage, and card markets among others. With a broad portfolio of rigid plastic films and services powered by innovation, Klöckner Pentaplast plays an integral role in the customer value chain by marketing and protecting product integrity, safety, consumer health, and, ultimately, brand reputation.

Founded in 1965, Klöckner Pentaplast has grown from its initial facility in Montabaur, Germany, to current operations in 12 countries with 18 production sites. The company has sales of over €1.191-billion (CDN $1.7-billion) and employs more than 3,000 people committed to serving customers worldwide. The Klöckner Pentaplast Group is wholly-owned by an investor group led by SVP Global.

For more information, visit www.kpfilms.com.