The future of plastic packaging in Malaysia is shaping up to be bright thanks to the innovations and commitment to quality of Ralco. The company manufactures top-of-the-line plastic containers used in the medical, chemical, vehicle and palm oil industries. Ralco is as flexible as the plastics it moulds. The company can customise its products and is open to collaborations. "We work according to custom requirements. We are able to meet the different requirements of our clients," says director Goh Kim Chon. Ralco works with customers to develop new products that fit their needs. "To progress in this industry, we need to continue to innovate," says managing director Tan Heng Ta. Ralco's in-house research team is developing ways to produce plastic automotive parts and fire extinguishers. On the strength of its track record in customisation and quality, Ralco was incorporated in 1995 and publicly listed the following year. To nurture its growth, Ralco remains open to partnerships that add value on both sides. The company's highly advanced manufacturing facility at the Nilai Industrial Park has produced blow-moulded, rotational-moulded and injected plastic containers since 1989. Ralco also has offices in Kuala Lumpur and Petaling Jaya. Ralco's drums, Jerricans, Rocane pails and other capped containers are used mostly for palm olein, palm oil, chemicals and paint. Nippon Paint is among its major clients. Ralco products adhere to the extensive safety and quality control standards set by the International Standards Organization. They are also United Nations-certified for the transport and storage of potentially dangerous materials. While most of its clients come from Malaysia and Singapore, Ralco's products also reach Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, the Middle East and Europe. "We can use Hong Kong as a gateway to mainland China," Tan says. "We have the capacity to do a lot of different things, we just need to identify the market."