Global supplier of caps and closures to the food and beverage industries

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Silgan Closures

About Portola Packaging Ltd

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  • Portola Packaging Ltd (Europe), are a division of Silgan Closures Europe, a global manufacturer of Metal and Plastic Caps and Closures.
  • The European plastic division are an established high volume supplier of Plastic closures to the Dairy, Juice, Water and Food industries serving from their European production locations over 50 country locations.
  • Silgan Holdings has origins in 1926 and in 2013 merged Portola Packaging with Silgan Whitecap Europe / Asia. The Portola Packaging operations included the Cap Snap company (est.1958)
  • Silgan are a full service provider, guaranteeing satisfaction for our customers by delivering world class products and services.


  • Our Manufacturing facilities are located to enable us to supply all of the worlds major markets.
  • Located at our Hannover head office, Silgan operate a state of the art laboratory able to provide valuable support from a food safety and materials investigative perspective.


  • Our products are developed wholly in house by our global R&D Team.
  • We have a long history of innovation within our field.
  • Portola developed one of the first plastic 5 Gallon Water caps over 50 years ago.
  • Portola were one of the earliest innovators of Fitments and Ultrasonic application equipment for gable top cartons.
  • We have numerous patents, covering closure design, manufacturing systems and equipment.
  • Efficiency, functionality and innovation are at the core of our products and services.

Environmental Policy

The management and all who work at Silgan Plastic Closures Europe are committed to the care of the environment and the prevention of pollution.

The Company ensures that all its activities are carried out to comply with, or exceed, the requirements of the relevant environmental legislation and any Code of Practice to which the Company subscribes.

The Company seeks to minimise waste, minimise materials used, promote recycling, reduce energy consumption, reduce harmful emissions and, where possible, to work with suppliers who themselves have sound environmental policies.

An essential feature of the environmental management system is a commitment to improving environmental performance. This is achieved by setting annual environmental improvement objectives and targets which are regularly monitored and reviewed. The objectives and targets are publicised throughout the Company and all staff are committed to their achievement.

The main environmental aspects are:

  • Use of raw materials
  • Use of energy
  • Packaging waste management

In order to ensure the achievement of the above commitments, the Company has implemented an environmental management system which satisfies the requirements of BS ISO 14001. This Policy and the obligations and responsibilities required by the environmental management system are communicated to all interested parties. The Policy is available to the public on request.