ALPLA acquires pack­a­ging manu­fac­turer Wolf Plastics

Acqui­si­tion to tap new market seg­ments in Cen­tral and South-Eastern Europe

Hard, 20 August 2021 – The ALPLA Group, the global pack­a­ging solu­tions and recy­cling spe­cia­list, is purcha­sing the Wolf Plastics Group to expand its pro­duct port­folio and sees growth poten­tial in Cen­tral and South-Eastern Europe.

In acqui­ring all the shares in the pack­a­ging manu­fac­turer Wolf Plastics Group based in Kam­mern, Aus­tria, ALPLA intends to use the company’s exper­tise, in par­ti­cular in the manu­fac­ture of plastic buckets and canis­ters, to expand its pro­duct port­folio. With its three pro­duc­tion faci­li­ties in Aus­tria, Hun­gary and Romania, Wolf Plastics is the market leader in its line of busi­ness in Cen­tral and South-Eastern Europe. The Aus­trian and Roma­nian com­pe­ti­tion aut­ho­ri­ties are cur­r­ently exami­ning the pro­posal. Clo­sure of the deal is sub­ject to regu­la­tory approval.

Many years of expe­ri­ence, three sites
The com­pany Wolf Plastics was founded in Kam­mern in the Aus­trian federal state of Styria in 1973. It sup­plies SMEs and inter­na­tional key accounts in the con­struc­tion, che­mical and food indus­tries with buckets, canis­ters and bottles.

It cur­r­ently has a work­force of appro­xi­mately 210 employees across its three sites in Kam­mern, in Fer­tős­zent­mi­klós (Hun­gary) and near Bucha­rest (Romania). The pro­duct range con­sists of around 400 products.

Wolf Plastics has decades of expe­ri­ence in pro­duct areas in which we want to increase our repre­sen­ta­tion in order to expand our port­folio and grow in Cen­tral and South-Eastern Europe,’ says ALPLA CEO Philipp Lehner. ALPLA Regional Manager CEE Rainer Widmar adds: ‘Sus­taina­bi­lity is beco­ming more and more important in the market seg­ments covered by Wolf Plastics too. This is pre­cisely where we at ALPLA can apply our exper­tise and our market position.’

The con­trac­ting par­ties have agreed not to dis­c­lose the purchase price or any of the details involved. The acqui­si­tion deal was signed on 29 July 2021. The acqui­si­tion is sub­ject to the legal and regu­la­tory approval of the com­pe­tent com­pe­ti­tion authorities.


About the ALPLA Group
ALPLA is one of the leading companies involved in plastic packaging. Around 21,600 employees worldwide produce custom-made packaging systems, bottles, caps and moulded parts at 178 sites across 45 countries. The high-quality packaging is used in a wide range of areas, including for food and drinks, cosmetics and care products, household detergents, washing and cleaning agents, pharmaceutical products, engine oils and lubricants.

ALPLA operates its own recycling plants for PET and HDPE in Austria, Poland and Spain, and in the form of joint ventures in Mexico and Germany. Other projects are being realised elsewhere around the world.


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