ALPLA expands in south-eastern Europe

Acqui­si­tion pro­duces a new centre of excel­lence for the phar­maceu­tical market

Hard, 31st July 2018 – With the acqui­si­tion of the Greek com­pany Argo S.A., the Aus­trian spe­cia­list in pack­a­ging solu­tions ALPLA is loo­king to con­tinue its growth. The Greek site marks ALPLA’s first pro­duc­tion faci­lity in the country.

ALPLA Hol­ding GmbH acquired the Egyp­tian pro­duc­tion site of Argo S.A at the end of 2015. ALPLA is now plan­ning to purchase all shares in the Greek com­pany. The Aus­trian and Roma­nian com­pe­ti­tion aut­ho­ri­ties are cur­r­ently exami­ning the pro­posal. The acqui­si­tion is sub­ject to regu­la­tory approval.

Our goal is to build exper­tise in the phar­maceu­tical market at our Greek loca­tion in the future. We can see poten­tial for growth in this industry and can make use of exis­ting exper­tise,’ exp­lains ALPLA CEO Gün­ther Lehner.

Exten­sive expe­ri­ence, inter­na­tional and national customers
Argo S.A., founded in 1970 and based in Athens, has bran­ches in Greece (Koropi/Athens) and Romania (Berceni/Bucharest). Argo has been a spe­cia­list in pack­a­ging solu­tions for the phar­maceu­tical and per­sonal care mar­kets since its foundation.

Around 270 employees now mainly pro­duce bot­tles, cans, dis­pen­sers and clo­sures for phar­maceu­tical pro­ducts, cos­me­tics, crop pro­tec­tion and che­mi­cals, as well as for vete­ri­nary medi­cine. Its cus­to­mers include well-known inter­na­tional and regional companies.

The con­trac­ting par­ties have agreed not to dis­c­lose the purchase price or any of the details involved. The acqui­si­tion was signed on 5 July and is sub­ject to legal and regu­la­tory approval from the com­pe­ti­tion authorities.

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About ALPLA:
ALPLA is one of the leading companies involved in plastic packaging. Around 19,300 employees worldwide produce custom-made packaging systems, bottles, closures and moulded parts at 176 sites across 45 countries. ALPLA operates its own recycling plants: PET Recycling Team with two sites in Austria and Poland, and in the form of joint ventures in Mexico and Germany. 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, pharmaceuticals, engine oils and lubricants. ALPLA celebrated its 60th anniversary in 2015.

Addi­tional infor­ma­tion for editors:
ALPLA, Alex­andra Dittrich (PR and Cor­po­rate Com­mu­ni­ca­tions), Tele­phone +43 (0)5574 602 1083, Email
Pzwei. Pres­se­ar­beit, Werner F. Sommer, Tele­phone +43 (0)699 1025 4817, Email