Budenheim – December 14, 2023 Thuringia-based aluminum closure specialist MALA has been rebranded some three years after the acquisition by BERICAP. MALA Verschluss-Systeme GmbH is now BERICAP Aluminium GmbH. The new name clarifies the company’s affiliation and integration with the BERICAP Group, a leading global manufacturer of plastic and aluminum closures.
The Budenheim-based closure manufacturer took over family-owned MALA Verschluss-Systeme GmbH with headquarters in Bad Liebenstein around three years ago, thereby complementing its product range with aluminum closures for spirits, wine, non-alcoholic beverages and cooking oil. Thanks to the acquisition BERICAP was able to close a strategic gap, enabling the manufacturer of closures for the food, beverage and chemical industries to extend its product portfolio with the aluminum roll-on caps that are widely used in the wine and spirits market.
BERICAP now has a single source supplier configuration covering all customer requirements – from simple roll-on pilfer proof (ROPP) aluminum closures to highly complex safety closures. It can also cater to customer-specific needs and preferences with greater precision, including numerous decoration and design options – some incorporating in-house pad printing, side offset printing and hot foil embossing technology.
“For us, the rebrand was the logical step to take after a successful integration and both partners benefit in equal measure: BERICAP from a product portfolio extension and MALA from access to international markets,” commented Bernd Steiner, Sales & Marketing Director at BERICAP Aluminium GmbH. BERICAP today has more than 4,000 employees at 29 production sites around the world developing customer-specific solutions and innovative closure technologies on a daily basis.
BERICAP is one of the leading global manufacturers of plastic and aluminum closures, with 29 production plants serving customers in over 100 countries across the world. With specialized R&D centers and its own mold shop, BERICAP is ideally equipped for the development of innovative and climate-friendly closures and to support its customers’ success with a comprehensive portfolio of products.
Best manufacturing practices at BERICAP are centrally coordinated and regularly reviewed at each plant to ensure superior quality. All BERICAP plants are ISO 9000 and BRC-IOP or ISO 22000-certified. Its highest priorities are product safety, consumer convenience and design flexibility, as well as process safety and sustainability. BERICAP is particularly committed to material reduction through the development of lightweight designs and the use of bio-based and recycled materials (PCR). In this way it is helping to conserve natural resources and advance closed loop material cycles in the packaging industry.