Multi-million-pound facility planned for Rotherham

Posted on 12 Dec 2018 and read 789 times
Multi-million-pound facility planned for RotherhamUnited Caps, an international manufacturer of caps and closures, has submitted detailed plans for a multi-million-pound facility in Rotherham that will make beverage and dairy closures.

The plans are for phased development on a 4.1-hectare plot at the former Dinnington Colliery site.

A ‘preferred partner ’to the many leading companies, United Caps produces custom-designed closures for the likes of Arla, Danone, Unilever, L’Oréal and Pfizer.

The initial facility will be 54,000ft2, with an option to expand to 215,000ftsup>2 as business growth demands. Four phases are proposed.

The project, initially employing 20 people, represents an estimated £18 million investment — including the first phase of machinery — and is expected to increase group turnover by 15%. It is being backed by a £1.5 million direct grant from the Sheffield City Region Combined Authority.

United Caps (www.unitedcaps.com) currently has production plants in Belgium, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Luxembourg and Spain.

It had a turnover of 137 million euros in 2017. Last month, the company announced plans to open a new manufacturing plant in Alençon, France.

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