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ALPLA Overview

Hard (Austria)
10000+ employees
1955
Company - Private
Industrial Manufacturing
$2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
ALPLA, a name that is synonymous with plastic packaging of the highest quality worldwide. Around 16,500 employees produce high-quality packaging for the food, cosmetics and cleaning industries at 159 locations in 42 countries.

Mission: ALPLA's primary goal is to become a global market and technology leader by offering added value to its customers.

ALPLA develops and produces plastic packaging solutions which are perfectly adapted to the needs of its customers. In this way ... Read more

ALPLA – Why Work For Us?


PACKAGING SOLUTIONS BY ALPLA FOR GLOBALLY LEADING BRANDS

It is certain that you have been in contact with our products several times, whether it is a beverage or shampoo bottle, for example. For many years, top brands from diverse industries have been entrusting ALPLA with their packaging systems, bottles, caps, injection-molded parts as well as preforms. As a result, it is hardly surprising that we currently employ about 16,500 people in over 40 countries – numbers that continue to grow over time. 

How did a family-owned company from a small place in Austria become so globally successful? It is very simple: ALPLA develops, designs, and manufactures packaging solutions that are perfectly geared to our customers’ needs. That is why ALPLA is the market leader within its industry. In other words, ALPLA has always been one step ahead of its competition, a statement that is also true for all its employees.

 

ALPLA AS AN EMPLOYER

ALPLA is an internationally active company that grows with its global customers. This growth of course demands motivated and well-trained specialists and executives with a technical or business background. Leadership in innovation together with operational excellence are key success factors. 

ALPLA employees are encouraged at the onset, motivated, enterprising and customer-oriented. They work efficiently and in lean and professional structures. ALPLA’s corporate culture is characterised by a hands-on mentality and with a deep identification of family values. With this in mind, ALPLA provides professional on the job training with attractive entry-level career opportunities. ALPLA looks forward to discussing your career prospects at ALPLA.


WHEN ARE YOU GOING TO WRITE YOUR OWN SUCCESS STORY?

With ALPLA everything is possible – not just for packaging solutions, but for your professional career development as well. If you bring passion and commitment, you can make it to the top.

Read how Zachary, current Project Engineer, got in touch with ALPLA. Also, go and check out what other employees have experienced: Success Stories.


1. Zachary, how and when did you first get in contact with ALPLA?
In the summer of 2010 I returned home from completing my second year at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) looking for a summer co-op (cooperative education) position in Mechanical Engineering. I called several local engineering and manufacturing companies and received a call back from the Operations Manager at ALPLA Cortland.

2. Why did you choose ALPLA?
ALPLA Cortland provided me a good balance of calculation/design work as well as hands-on production floor work for my co-op experiences. For full time, my familiarity with the company from the plant level helped influence my decision to accept the position with the regional service center.

3. When did you became a full time employee for ALPLA?
My two summers at ALPLA Cortland were 2010 and 2012. Full time at the Service Center in McDonough I began in June 2013.

4. What is your current position at ALPLA?
Project Engineer with the Program & Project Management department.

5. In your opinion, ALPLA focuses on apprentices because…?
It is a good way to bring young talent into the company and establish the mindset and work ethic consistent with what ALPLA is looking for in its employees.


WHEN DIVERSITY TAKES SHAPE

A bold statement, but one which is almost certainly true: Everyone encounters an ALPLA product at least once a day.
Because ALPLA accompanies us around the world and around the clock in the form of an unlimited variety of plastic packaging items for the most diverse contents - from shower gel to engine oil, detergent to lemonade.

Overview of the ALPLA product range:

  • Packaging systems: In addition to individual components, ALPLA also offers packaging systems, i.e. bottles complete with cap. The result: maximum production efficiency and the highest functional safety.
  • Bottles: HDPE; LDPE; PP; 6-layer Coex; PET; PET-G
  • Caps & injection moulding parts: Custom-made shapes (hinged lids, measuring caps, two-part caps, round lids, caps for safety packaging, sticks); Standard caps (PCO 28 in 1810- und 1881-Ausführung, 37 mm 2-starters, 38 mm 3-starters, sports caps, Push-Pull caps, child safety caps)
  • Preforms: For water, soft drinks, milk or oil; Multilayer Preforms; Industry-specific designs

MODERN MANUFACTURING AT THE HIGHEST LEVEL

It almost goes without saying that a pioneering company such as ALPLA always works using the latest production technologies. Because only in this way can we fully utilise the functional, creative and economic capabilities for the benefit of our customers.

  • Extrusion Blow Molding: Containers made of HDPE, LDPE, PP and PET-G; Multi-layer bottles with up to six functional layers, including an oxygen barrier
  • PET Stretch Blow Molding: PET bottles and cans; Two-step process
  • Injection Blow Molding: Bottles; Jars; Roll-ons; PE, PP and PET
  • Injection Molding: PET preforms; Caps made of PS, PP and PE

ALPLA Reviews

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    I worked at ALPLA full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Family-oriented, flexible hours, good opportunity to learn and hone new concepts

    Cons

    Long commute, poor room for upwards growth, management wanted "yes"-men.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your good employees.

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ALPLA Photos

ALPLA photo of: A company sets standards - the typical ALPLA a
ALPLA photo of: Preforms - used for water, soft drinks, milk or oil
ALPLA photo of: "Ready to write your own success story?" With ALPLA, everything is possible - not just for packaging solutions.
ALPLA photo of: Environmental awareness and efficiency - a strong combination at ALPLA
ALPLA photo of: It is the year 1955 and Alwin and Helmuth Lehner establish the company in Hard, Austria. The first production site is their father's laundry.
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ALPLA Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at ALPLA in April 2017.

    Interview

    Started with initial phone screen with HR manager. After this I complete an online assessment with your standard profiling questions. Second step in the process was a more detailed phone screen by the hiring manager. After successfully completing the first rounds, I was asked to come in for a face to face interview that was a panel style where I was interviewed by the hiring manager, HR manager and HR director. I then had a peer interview conducted immediately after the panel interview. Last round was to have an interview with the global head of procurement. Very professional process and all persons I met were knowledgeable and engaging. Questions geared towards evaluating whether or not my background stated on my resume was real or artificial as well as trying to identify whether I would be a good fit in the organization. Extremely efficient process and concluded faster than any other process I have been a part of for a role at this level.

    Interview Questions

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ALPLA Awards & Accolades

  • German Packaging Award 2016 Winner, German Packaging Award, 2016
  • Top Supplier Excellence Award 2016, SC Johnson, 2016
  • PackTheFuture 2015 award in the Ecodesign category, PackTheFuture Award, 2015
  • Best Supply Chain Responder Austria, Carbon Disclosure Project, 2014
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