Governor of Kentucky Matt Bevin visits Uflex’s Noida plant

Matt Bevin, the governor of Kentucky in the US, paid a visit to the Noida plant of Uflex on 20 January. Kentucky is the home to Flex Films’ US plant located in Elizabethtown. Governor Bevin was welcomed by the senior leadership of the company and was given an introduction about Uflex and its businesses, following which he enjoyed a tour of the film business plant. Governor Bevin also interacted with the team and gained insights into the manufacturing operations and technology.

22 Jan 2019 | By Rahul Kumar

Matt Bevin, the governor of Kentucky in the US, during his visit to the Noida plant of Uflex on 20 January

“Uflex has a significant presence in Kentucky through its Flex Films USA facility. Our visit to Uflex’s offices in India was beneficial at many levels. We were able to deepen our relationship with this prestigious company during our visit, and we look forward to helping Uflex expand their presence in Kentucky in the months and years ahead,” Governor Bevin said.

Governor Bevin is leading an economic development delegation to India to participate in recognised business and investment events like Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit 2019 and Pravasi Bharatiya Divas to strengthen Indo-US government ties.

Flex Films, which is the global film manufacturing arm of Uflex, has state-of-the-art film manufacturing facilities in all the four major continents — Asia, Europe, North America and Africa.

Commissioned in 2013, the BOPET film line of Flex Films in Kentucky has a capacity of 30,000-tpa and is one of the largest polymeric film manufacturing lines in the world and by far the biggest in the USA. This plant also houses cutting-edge metalliser that produces over 10,800-tpa of high-barrier metallised films.

Ashok Chaturvedi, CMD, Uflex, said, “We’re honoured that Governor Matt Bevin chose to visit our India plant and gave us an opportunity to host him. Flex Films has invested in its employees and Kentucky’s economy and as we look at expanding our films’ product portfolio and scale of operations in the US, we will ensure that we continue to work with the government in the future as well.”