Colep continues its expansion outside the tinplate aerosol cans business. The contract manufacturer and supplier of consumer goods packaging is strengthening its European liquids and creams business through investments in two new liquids plants in Poland and Germany. The company also announced its intention to sell off its current Zülpich site in Germany, to the Burnus Group, a manufacturer of personal care products and detergents based in Darmstadt, Germany.

Colep's production site in Kleszczów, Poland

Colep’s production site in Kleszczów, Poland

These investments should allow Colep to significantly expand its liquids and creams capacity and improve its European footprint through the expansion of the liquids factory in Kleszczów, Poland, and a major investment in a new plant in Bad Schmiedeberg, Germany, while the plant in Zülpich, Germany, will be transformed into a production facility for the Burnus Group.

Both new liquids and creams plants will be connected to the existing aerosol contract manufacturing sites, allowing Colep to deliver a wide range of products and packaging technologies from one site,” explains the company in a release.

Colep expects the new factories to be fully operational before the end of 2017. The formal handover of the Zülpich site to Burnus is planned for 2018.