AUSTRIA – Austrian converter ALPLA has partnered with Omada to implement cloud-based Identity Governance and Administration (IGA) services to meet regulatory requirements and drive business objectives.

This strategic move aligns with ALPLA’s goal to become a leading pharma-grade certified supplier while adhering to evolving audit standards.

Headquartered in Hard, Austria, ALPLA specializes in producing rigid plastic packaging solutions, including blow-molded bottles, caps, and tubes.

As part of this partnership, ALPLA will benefit from Omada’s dedicated customer success managers, technical experts, and project managers, ensuring a long-term relationship that enhances operational success and adds value.

Recognizing the need for advanced IGA capabilities to support strategic initiatives and navigate complex regulatory environments, ALPLA aims to prepare for future certifications from the International Organization for Standardization and Trusted Information Security Assessment Exchange.

Omada was selected for its comprehensive platform, which integrates seamlessly with ALPLA’s operations and supports upcoming audits. The Omada Identity Cloud will manage 23,500 identities within ALPLA’s network.

Michael Garrett, CEO of Omada, stated, “ALPLA had the foresight to anticipate audit requirements before a business transformation.

“We look forward to collaborating with ALPLA in their journey towards achieving regulatory compliance and operational excellence. Our IGA solutions will empower ALPLA to streamline processes, enhance security, and pave the way for continued industry growth.”

Last month, ALPLA Group and Re-Purpose announced a strategic collaboration to advance sustainable packaging solutions and enhance the feedstock value chain for ALPLA’s first PET recycling facility in Africa.

ALPLA is investing €60 million (US$65.29m) to construct a state-of-the-art recycling plant in Ballito, KwaZulu-Natal.

Construction on the 90,000-square-meter site is progressing well, and the plant is expected to produce over 35,000 tonnes of recycled PET (rPET) annually by early 2025.

Based in Durban, Re-Purpose leads in the reverse logistics of post-consumer plastic waste through source-oriented collection programs.

With four material recovery facilities across KwaZulu-Natal, Re-Purpose empowers local communities and buy-back centers to collect and divert significant volumes of plastic waste.

This model also creates hundreds of jobs and income for previously disadvantaged individuals.

The partnership combines ALPLA’s recycling expertise with Re-Purpose’s innovative reverse logistics.

By joining forces, the two companies aim to develop creative solutions and promote the circular economy, creating numerous jobs in KwaZulu-Natal, neighboring provinces, and potentially across the country.

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