Colep, a leading global player in the consumer goods packaging and contract manufacturing industries, announces today the strengthening of its European liquids and creams business through investments in two new liquids plants in Poland and Germany, as well as the subsequent intention to sell off its current Zülpich site in Germany, to the Burnus Group.
Colep will significantly expand the liquids and creams capacity and improve its European footprint through the expansion of the bespoke 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.
This move is highly driven by the growing customer demands for tailored and innovative liquids and creams solutions, as well as full service manufacturing and supply chain excellence.
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.
Colep will provide all the necessary support to safeguard the future of the employees affected by the decision in Zülpich.
The Burnus Group based in Darmstadt Germany is a worldwide company in the personal care and detergent industries with core brands including; Kamill, LITAMIN, Cliff, GLYSOLID and burti.