Logoplaste

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Logoplaste is a Portuguese company, producing rigid plastic containers.

Logoplaste was incorporated in 1976, pioneering in-house manufacturing in Europe, with the “Hole in the Wall” concept. ("Hole in the Wall" is industry jargon, describing the process of building the plant that manufactures a product's plastic packaging immediately next door to the plant where it is manufactured, as an addition to their building, reducing shipping costs.) Managing 63 plants today, Logoplaste is headquartered in Cascais.

History[edit]

  • 1976 – Start of the operations with Yoplait (yoghurts) and Nestlé (caps)
  • 1980 – First large scale PVC operation in mineral water (Luso)
  • 1989 – First PET operation with Coca-Cola in Portugal
  • 1993 – First thin wall operation with Unilever in Portugal
  • 1994 - Logoplaste goes International in Spain, with mineral waters
  • 1995 – Start up of the Brazilian operation with Danone
  • 1997 – Logoplaste enters the French market with an in-house plant operation for Coke and the first PET pre-form plant is started in Portugal, producing today over 900 million units per year
  • 1998 – Logoplaste arrives in the UK market, with one large plant for Procter & Gamble. A similar plant for P&G is installed in Barcelona, Spain
  • 2000 – A complex factory, incorporating injection and blowing of PET pre-forms is installed near London, producing Fairy Liquid bottles for the whole of Europe
  • 2002 - LOGOPLASTE creates ILAB (LOGOPLASTE Innovation Lab). This structure concentrates activities of development for the group. Headquarters in Cascais/Portugal
  • 2002 – Start up of the manufacturing of aseptic packages for UHT Milk in France and large size packages for Automotive Lubricants in Brazil
  • 2003 – Start up of operations in Italy, with a large implant[clarification needed] for Unilever household care products
  • 2004 - Start up of operations with Arla Foods, in Leeds, manufacturing bottles for one of the most modern fresh milk factory in Europe.
  • 2006 - Start of operations in North America with the purchase from Tetrapak of the Ottawa, Ontario, Canada blowing facility making flavoured milk and coffee additives bottles for the Neilson dairy.
  • 2007 - Second North American plant in operation producing edible oil bottles for Sovena USA.
  • 2009 - Start of operations in Vancouver and Edmonton Canada, manufacturing various HDPE milk jugs.
  • 2010 - Start of operations in Coleford, Wales, producing PET products for GSK
  • 2010 - Karl Hare is appointed Technical Training Manager for Logoplaste UK
  • - Creates ILAB USA. Development Branch of ILAB that will support activities of development in North America
  • 2011 - LOGOPLASTE signs contracts for Vietnam. LOGOPLASTE has now 61 plants world wide.
  • - Creates ILAB Brazil. Development Branch for Brazil and Latin America

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