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Lightweight Containers - KeyKeg and UniKeg - expands manufacturing capacity Europe

Posted on December 05, 2018

 To support growth, flexibility and sustainability, Lightweight Containers, the producer of KeyKeg and UniKeg, is expanding with several new production lines in Europe.

The production line in Seaham, UK, is already fully operational and the next production line will be located in Guadalajara, Spain, which will start production in May 2019. Since KeyKeg and UniKeg are the One Way Keg packaging of choice, it doesn’t end there, since plans for the sixth production line have already been drawn up.

The production capacity of the new line in Guadalajara enables Lightweight Containers to meet growing demand in that region. Anita Veenendaal, Chief Executive Officer of Lightweight Containers, says: “We see service as a crucial element of our success. We aim to provide the best service, keeping stock as close to our customers as possible. The new locations and their extra capacity will further improve this service and reduce environmental footprints significantly”.

The factories are all state of the art, with the latest blowmolding technology and machinery, as well as the latest automation and robotics technologies.

With the opening of the production line in the United Kingdom and Spain, Lightweight Containers has a presence of 5 production lines and multiple warehouses spread all over the world. With the planning of a sixth production line in Italy the company is improving its environmental footprint even further.

About Lightweight Containers

Lightweight Containers is serving thousands of happy customers from warehouses and sales offices spread worldwide and production facilities in the United States, Germany, United Kingdom and the company's native Netherlands.

Across all continents, breweries, winemakers and producers of soft drinks and other beverages are making the switch to the KeyKeg and Unikeg. Since its start in 2006, Lightweight Containers from Den Helder in the Netherlands, have grown into an impressive global market leader.

The family-owned business has an eye for the long term and especially the environment, with Anita (CEO), her brother Jan-Dirk (Chief Innovation Officer) and their father Jan Veenendaal (Non-Executive Chairman of the board) as the core of the company.

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