ALPLA acquires South African pack­a­ging manufacturer

Acqui­si­tion of Verigreen Pack­a­ging expands ALPLA’s pro­duct port­folio in Africa

Hard, 29 July 2021 – The global manu­fac­turer of plastic pack­a­ging and recy­cling spe­cia­list, the ALPLA Group, has acquired the manu­fac­turer Verigreen Pack­a­ging based in Durban. The com­pany spe­cia­lises in bot­tles and canis­ters for lub­ri­cants such as engine oils.

The ALPLA Group acquired the lub­ri­cants divi­sion of the South African pack­a­ging manu­fac­turer Verigreen on 7th July 2021. Verigreen Pack­a­ging has a work­force of 25 employees at its site in Durban. “This acqui­si­tion is the per­fect fit for our stra­tegy,” exp­lains Mike Res­nicek, Mana­ging Director of Sub-Saharan Africa at ALPLA. “It offers us an inroad into a market seg­ment in which we have not been pre­sent in sou­thern Africa until now as well as genera­ting syn­er­gies for our exis­ting cus­to­mers and giving us oppor­tu­nities to fur­ther diver­sify our portfolio.”

With the acqui­si­tion, ALPLA is incre­a­sing its invol­ve­ment in this region. In 2017, it acquired Box­more Pack­a­ging, the African market leader in the manu­fac­ture of PET bot­tles, PET pre­forms and caps. A modern pro­duc­tion faci­lity tog­e­ther with a regional head office is cur­r­ently under con­struc­tion in Lan­seria near Johan­nes­burg. There is ano­ther pro­duc­tion faci­lity near to Cape Town. The acqui­si­tion of Verigreen Pack­a­ging adds a plant in the country’s third lar­gest city, Durban, to the port­folio. Out­side of Africa, the ALPLA Group already has a wealth of expe­ri­ence in the pro­duc­tion of pack­a­ging for lubricants.

The two com­pa­nies have agreed not to dis­c­lose any details regar­ding the deal.


About 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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