ALPLA will produce injection molded parts, such as closures, at a new manufacturing plant in Kansas City that is scheduled for completion in late 2022. (ALPLA photo)

October 28, 2021

KANSAS CITY, Mo.—ALPLA Inc., North America is planning to build a new 246,000-square-foot manufacturing plant in Kansas City that will produce custom plastic packaging and injection-molded parts for a wide swath of industries. ALPLA expects to create 75 jobs at the facility, located at the Blue River Commerce Center, and will continue to invest in the city “over the next several years,” the company said in a release.

The planned facility is targeted for completion in late 2022. It will be ALPLA’s fourth site in Missouri and its first dedicated to injection molding. ALPLA Inc. North America is part of The ALPLA Group, a global, Austria-based  manufacturer of plastic packaging systems and injection molded parts that also specializes in recycling.

“We are excited about our new Kansas City site, which represents a key element of our growth strategy and our continued commitment to the expansion of our injection molding capabilities,” said James Rooney, managing director, ALPLA, North America, in the release. “As one of the global leaders in packaging solutions, the site will enhance ALPLA’s scope of innovation and facilitate the demand of recent business.”

At the Kansas City plant, ALPLA will employ leading-edge technologies to produce innovative packaging systems, bottles, caps, and injection-molded parts for numerous industries. The company said the region’s central location and strong community relationships were key drivers for its siting decision.

“ALPLA’s decision to grow in Missouri demonstrates our state’s ability to support companies with our highly skilled workforce, affordable business costs, and unmatched logistical advantages,” said Missouri Governor Mike Parson, in the release. “We are home to global leaders across various industries, and we take great pride in providing companies like ALPLA with a solid foundation to ensure their success in Missouri.”

The Kansas City Area Development Council (KCADC) worked with multiple regional partners to help attract ALPLA Inc. to the Kansas City area. Among them were the State of Missouri, Missouri Partnership, Port KC, City of Kansas City, Economic Development Corporation of Kansas City, Cushman & Wakefield, North Point Development, Evergy, Spire, and KC Smart Port.

“The Kansas City region’s strengths in manufacturing and availability of skilled talent will allow ALPLA to experience continued growth in manufacturing, furthering the company’s position as a leader in packaging solutions,” said Tim Cowden, president and CEO, Kansas City Area Development Council, in a statement.

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