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Constantia Flexibles to expand Polish toppers plant

Constantia Flexibles Group is making a single-digit million euro investment in its toppers plant - Constantia ColorCap - in Rybnik, southern Poland, to cater for growing demand in the dairy industry. The investment in plant infrastructure and new machinery for long runs will almost double the annual capacity. The expansion is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2019.

“This investment cements Constantia ColorCap’s leading position for toppers production in Poland, as well as our Group’s standing in the innovative European market,” said Stefan Grote, EVP of Constantia Flexibles’ Food division. “The extra capacity will also open up new product areas such as pet food, liquid food and ice-cream.”

After the expansion, Constantia ColorCap will have further improved its health and safety, as well as hygiene standards, thus ensuring sterile conditions for food production and meeting internationally recognized BRC certifications.

The topper is a plastic snap-on filled with granola, cereal or chocolate dragees and sealed with a die cut lid. The topper is applied on the top of a cup, e.g. filled with yoghurt, and represents a convenient chamber system to split goods and above all meets today’s modern consumer lifestyle of convenience and snacks on the go.

Constantia Flexibles is the world’s fourth largest producer of flexible packaging. Based on the guiding principle of ‘People, Passion, Packaging’, some 7,400 employees manufacture tailor-made packaging solutions at 32 sites in 18 countries. Many international companies and local market leaders from the food and pharma industries choose the sustainable and innovative products of Constantia Flexibles.