Aptar, a global leader in dosing, dispensing and protection technologies for pharmaceutical and consumer products and Gulf Closures, a closure manufacturer for beverage products in Bahrain, celebrated the Grand Opening of Gulf Closures, an Aptar Company on December 7th, 2023, in the presence of HE Mr. Abdullah bin Adel Fakhro, Minister of Industry and Commerce of the Kingdom of Bahrain. The grand opening took place after the Aptar majority stake acquisition of Gulf Closures in March 2023.
This event marks a key milestone for Aptar, as it will enable the company to leverage its global business capabilities and Gulf Closures’ manufacturing expertise, regional network, and experienced team to better serve the company’s existing customers in the Middle East while opening new market opportunities and strengthening Aptar’s presence in the region.
The portrayal of a strong partnership
The event has been the representation of the strong partnership between Aptar and Zayani Industries to make this new project a success. The groundbreaking ceremony was held in the presence of HE Mr. Abdullah bin Adel Fakhro, Minister of Industry and Commerce of the Kingdom of Bahrain to symbolize the start of construction works for the expansion of the site that will be ready in December 2024. Following the ceremony Stephan Tanda, CEO and President of Aptar, presented the vision and strategy of the company in the Middle East region. His words were followed by Hedi Tlili, Aptar Closures segment president, contribution about Aptar future business expansions and regional economic development, and Rashid Hamid Alzayani, Managing Director of Zayani Industries, shared his positive feedback on the partnership.
The starting point of broadening Aptar’s manufacturing capacity in the region
This event marked the starting point of a plan that will lead Gulf Closures, an Aptar Company, to add 10 production lines in the upcoming new building, enabling a broader manufacturing capacity and product portfolio to contribute further to local economic development in the region.