ALPLA expands its port­folio in the United States through new acquisition

Hard/West Bend, 12 June 2017 – ALPLA, a lea­ding global pro­vider of plastic pack­a­ging, has acquired the West Bend (Wisconsin/US), bottle manu­fac­tu­ring plant from Gehl Foods. 

The stan­da­lone faci­lity is located appro­xi­mately 30 miles north of Mil­waukee. This plant is just over 100,000 sq. ft. and sup­plies six layer bot­tles to Gehl Foods for aseptic fil­ling in the food and dairy category.

ALPLA intends to grow early on in their ownership of this new faci­lity – both with Gehl Foods and other cus­to­mers. The cur­rent local tech­no­logy is EBM, but the com­pany plans to add ISBM capa­bi­li­ties by mid-year 2018. The acqui­si­tion is part of ALPLA’s growth stra­tegy to gain access to key geo­gra­phies within the North Ame­rican market.

The deal closed on June 1, 2017. The con­trac­ting par­ties have agreed not to dis­c­lose the finan­cial details.

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Facility: Gehl Foods West Bend Bottle Manufacturing Plant

Location: West Bend, WI USA

Built: 2007

Employees: 21

Business area: Production of six layer EBM bottles for the food and dairy category


About ALPLA:
ALPLA is one of the lea­ding com­pa­nies in the field of pack­a­ging solu­tions and is renowned throughout the world for pro­du­cing plastic pack­a­ging of the hig­hest qua­lity. Around 17,300 employees at 160 loca­tions across 43 coun­tries pro­duce high-quality pack­a­ging for brands in the food, beverage, cos­me­tics and clea­ning indus­tries. ALPLA cele­brated its 60th anni­ver­sary in 2015.


Addi­tional infor­ma­tion for editors:
ALPLA, Dominic Fiel (Cor­po­rate Mar­ke­ting & Brand Manager), tel.: +43 (0)5574 602 119, email:
Pzwei. Pres­se­ar­beit, Alex­andra Dittrich, tel.: +43 (0)664 393 9353, email: