Bericap Opens Factory in Kenya


Bericap, a manufacturing of closures for lubricant containers and other applications, announced last week that it has opened a factory in Nairobi.

The project is part of a company flurry of manufacturing expansion, coming on the heels of new facility in South Africa, Peru and Vietnam.

Based in Budenheim, Germany, Bericap makes plastic and aluminum caps, lids, pour spouts and other types of closures for containers of materials ranging from lubes to foods and beverages. Many of its closures have features designed to combat tampering and counterfeiting. The company also designs and supplies container labels.

Like the other new facilities, officials said the one in Nairobi is designed to serve the local market and neighboring countries. The facility covers 3,500 square meters and focuses on the lubes and food and beverage industries.

The South African plant is located in Durban and was purchased from Nampak, a metal container manufacturer and technological partner of Bericap, and it began operating as Bericap in March.

The plant in Lima, Peru, opened in September, covers 5,000 square meters and serves customers in Peru, Bolivia and northern Chile and Ecuador. The plant in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, opened the following month.

Bericap said it now has 30 production sites in 25 countries, but it is not done expanding. In May the company announced plans to build a factory in Kunshun, China. A representative said the company plans to establish more production sites but declined to offer specifics.