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Article by Nampak 21 February 2014

Nampak opens new plastic closures line in Lagos, Nigeria

Nampak has commissioned a new plastic closures line in Lagos, Nigeria. Nampak South Africa has a long-standing strategic partnership with Bericap, Germany who agreed to extend the manufacturing licence to include Nampak Nigeria. The initial product will be closures for still water and will be followed by carbonated soft drink closures.

This green field project included the installation of two Netstal 48 cavity injection moulders at the Nampak Nigeria site in the Ikeja industrial area in Lagos state. The injection moulders have a current capacity of 220 million closures that will increase as further injection moulders and moulds are installed. This will increase the basket of goods Nampak can offer to their major customers.

Nampak Nigeria Lagos has been supplying quality metal packaging solutions since the early 1960s under the ownership of the Carnaud Metal Box brand. Nampak acquired a majority stake in the company in 2002, and full ownership was obtained in 2011.

Nampak Nigeria Lagos employs over 300 permanent and contract staff. A training school provides Nampak Nigeria staff with on-going training in health and safety, engineering, operational processes and systems.

At this early stage the focus will be on the local Nigerian market, Coca Cola, Seven-Up, Nestle and SABMiller. In the future exports to Ghana and other neighbouring countries will be considered.

Nampak Closures in South Africa, a division of Nampak Rigid Plastics, assisted Nampak Nigeria with technical assistance during the buy-off of the injection moulders and the down lines as well as training.

Nampak Closures has world-class manufacturing facilities in Cape Town and Durban and strategically located sales offices in Cape Town, Durban and Johannesburg. Nampak Closures is aligned with major international players including Bericap and Portola, to improve and diversify offerings to meet the highest international standards whilst enhancing the value of customers’ brands.

Their comprehensive range of specialised closures including plastic bottle caps and lids, as well as plastic twist caps, are designed and engineered to achieve maximum product integrity and filling line efficiencies. The closures are supplied to leading brands in industries such as dairy, fruit juice, carbonated soft drink and still beverage, sports and energy drinks as well as the detergents industry. Back to top ^