Top 60 of the Best

PKN 60 Years anniversary issue

Top 60 of the Best
December 9, 2020 Ivan Hong
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Source: PKN Magazine – PKN 60 Years anniversary issue

Earlier this month, Caps & Closures was featured in the latest PKN Magazine’s 60th Anniversary issue to be among the top 60 significant movers and shakers in the industry.

Also featured in the 60 of the Best list, our Managing Director Brendon Holmes, is celebrated and recognised as one of the people in packaging who are making positive change happen in our industry, demonstrating leadership, entrepreneurship, vision, and passion. Brendon has been nominated by his industry peers and selected by PKN.


Top 60 Individual

Brendon Holmes

Brendon Holmes, managing director of Caps and Closures, is described by his colleagues as “a true visionary in the packaging industry”. He is passionate about innovation, sustainability and recycling, and constantly drives developments in design and manufacturing processes. Holmes actively seeks better ways to serve the industry by introducing advancements in raw materials, providing carbon footprint reduction and biodegradability. Holmes’ focus on providing ongoing advancements to the packaging industry, and his drive for innovation excellence has been rewarded with numerous packaging innovation awards in Australia, and with two consecutive WorldStar awards internationally. Amid the Covid-19 crisis, the introduction of three materials (an anti-microbial, a biodegradable, and a bio-renewable) has been a vital addition to the company’s portfolio and the wider industry. One protects against viruses and other infections for safer product handling; one accelerates biodegradation in plastic, and the other reduces the product carbon footprint significantly.


Top 60 Companies

Caps & Closures is a multiple award-winning Australian manufacturer of a comprehensive range of standard and custom-designed caps and closures. The company specialises in manufacturing, plastic closures, design innovation, injection moulding, custom dies, metal closures, and packaging.

Caps & Closures is a family-owned business with more than 25 years of experience manufacturing closures. The company is a best-practice organisation with a culture of innovative solutions and excellent service.

Investment in technology is ongoing and the company currently has 22 moulding machines. Caps & Closures is HACCP (hazard analysis and critical control points) approved and it is a proud partner of the Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) and the Australasian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO).

The team at Caps & Closures is a group of dedicated, innovative and multi-skilled people with exceptional careers in the business. The company culture is one of interaction and responsibility, which fosters a smooth operation and reliable performance for its clients.

The team is constantly improving techniques and knowledge to provide the best products to the company’s customers. With practical consultations, regular communications and commitment to manufacturing schedules, every customer is the focus of Caps & Closures’ attention. The company’s agile team can take immediate action upon urgent or special requests. The in-house manufacturing facilities bring customers’ great ideas into reality.

The company has gone global and works within international markets in product and technology. This ensures its Australian customers have access to the latest closure innovations available in the world. Caps & Closures produces standard and custom-designed mould bases for a comprehensive and growing range of applications for the following market sectors:

  • Packaging
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Food and beverage
  • Medical
  • Horticultural
  • Agricultural
  • Cosmetics

Over the past two years, Caps & Closures won two consecutive WPO WorldStar Packaging Awards, following two consecutive PIDA Awards, for its innovative packaging solutions. These are just a few of the many accolades the company has earned over the years.

In 2019, Caps & Closures won a WPO WorldStar Packaging Award in for its Precise Pour cap, which was also recognised with a PIDA 2018 award. This closure is a leap forward in the functionality of the simple tap, both for consumers and packers. It is simple to apply, intuitive to use, hard to damage, and performs unlike any other tap on the market. It has tamper-evidence, anti-binding lugs, and an anti-drip lip.

Another award-winning innovation from Caps & Closures is the Nulon Ezy-Squeeze fluid transfer system which replaces the traditional rigid packaging with a flexible pouch and applicator that has made accessing hard-to-reach fill points on a car quick and easy. The system won a 2020 WPO WorldStar Packaging award and a 2019 PIDA Gold Award in the Domestic & Household category, which recognises organisations that have designed innovative packaging and processing materials, packaging and machinery/equipment within domestic and household items, toys, stationery, gifts, clothing, garden equipment, and decorating.

The product range of Caps & Closures consists of a vast array of caps and closures. The company has the perfect cap for every bottle finish and size.


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