These are only some of the reasons to invest in the Plastick Packaging industry, we invite you to learn in detail about these and more reasons to make Colombia the destination for your projects.

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Success Stories

  • FEMSA: Mexican company Femsa opened Latin America's most modern beverage plant in Colombia
    After an investment of US $250 million, Coca-Cola FEMSA opened a plant in Tocancipá, Colombia in 2015. This facility, the most modern in the region, includes an energy-supply structure and a water recycling system—a model example of advanced industrial architecture in Latin America.
    The new plant combines German, Italian, Spanish, Argentine, American, and Colombian technology, represented by two large production lines with a capacity of 75 million unit cases per year and three medium lines with an additional production capacity of 55 million unit cases per year.
    The project in Tocancipá joins the production centers of Bogotá, Medellín, Bucaramanga, Barranquilla, Cali, and La Calera.

Investment Opportunities

Assembly plastic packaging plants to meets needs Latin America and the Caribbean and take advantage of Colombia as export platform to the region.

  • A positive dynamics of plastic packaging sector in Latin America: Sales of plastic packaging is 291,363 billion units and industry in the region grow at 2.1% CAGR in 2016 (Euromonitor International 2016).

Assembly plants plastic packaging to meet the beverage and processed food:

  • The increased investment and the establishment of new projects in food and beverage industry will push demand for plastic packaging: beverage sales totals US $ 2.93 million and the food consumption in Colombia will grow to 45% in 2018   (DANE, Euromonitor International, 2016).
  • In Colombia there are more than one hundred major national and foreign companies engaged in the production of food and beverages. The operation of major global players like DANONE, Nestle, PepsiCo, SABMiller, and the Nutresa Group, which is considered the fourth largest food company in Latin America in terms of market capitalization.

Installation of plastic packaging plants to supply the cosmetics and toiletries industry which represents a market of USD $ 7.1 billion:

  • Major multinationals have manufacturing operations in the country as in the case of L'oréal, P & G, Johnson & Johnson, Belcorp, Henkel, Avon, Unilever, Yanbal and Kimberly - Clark, who have made investments to develop global production, distribution and innovation & development centers.


We invite you to learn about the main regions that offer investment opportunities for the plastic and packages sector:



Colombia's packaging market has reached the 43.4 billion units sold. By 2019 this market will surpass the 45 billion units sold.

  • In the last five years, Colombian packaging have grown 1,3% (CAGR).
  • Flexible and glass containers represent 74,1% of total packaging sales.
  • Colombia has allowed preferential Access granting 0% tariff in most major packaging items to countries like the U.S., Brazil, Mexico, Peru, Ecuador and Chile. The country has secured preferential access to a market of more than 1.5 billion consumers as a result of the 16 FTA's which benefit the export-oriented industry.
  • In addition to the large number of free trade agreements in the country, Colombia also enjoys a strategic location from which manufacturing companies can benefit, especially from a cost and time efficiency perspective within Latin America and the region. Considerable cost savings can be achieved from Colombia in order to logistically supply markets of the region.
  • Generation of a strategic alliance for the production of glass packaging, in order to meet the high regional demand of the cosmetic sector.
  • Assembly packaging plants to serve national and regional beverage and food industries and take advantage of Colombia as export platform.
  • Generation of PET packaging recovery schemes nationwide for sale to local companies dedicated to their use.

These are some of the reasons for investing in the Cosmetics and Toiletries sector. We invite you to find out in detail more reasons to consider investment projects in Colombia.

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