The 2022 financial year was economically challenging for everyone: particularly against the backdrop of soaring raw material and energy prices, as well as higher overheads. With more than 4000 employees at 26 production plants serving customers in over 100 countries across the world, BERICAP is building on the positive development in 2022 and remains on track for growth in the region of 5 percent this year. BERICAP’s geographic expansion into new growth markets including Southeast Asia, Africa and South America continues, and it is planning to open new production plants in Vietnam and Kenya at the end of 2023.
Switchover to tethered caps
Investments this year and next will serve the further expansion of the product portfolio. One focus is tethered caps, which will be mandatory in Europe from July 2024 onwards on single-use plastic beverage bottles with a capacity of up to three liters. In that respect the BERICAP product family is already complete with the ClipAside tethered cap, which can be mass produced for all relevant neck finishes. Intensive support during the switchover process is still very important, and the ClipAside design allows customers to change over their filling lines to tethered caps quickly and easily, while continuing to manufacture closures with the current drop-down slit geometry. BERICAP is also extending its sport caps range with the new Biarritz and Mayence models, as well as the premium Monet closure with external tamper ring.
Sustainability for the future
Developing sustainable closure solutions has long been a high priority for BERICAP. It is introducing lightweighting concepts in all product categories with new neck finish standards and closure designs – because weight and material reductions improve sustainability. Innovative ‘designed for recycling’ solutions made from same type materials improve recyclability and advance closed-loop material cycles.