ALPLA Group con­ti­nues inter­na­tional growth trajectory

Pack­a­ging com­pany with record tur­nover of four bil­lion euros

Hard, 9 February 2022 – The ALPLA Group, the global pack­a­ging solu­tions and recy­cling spe­cia­list, increased its tur­nover in the 2021 finan­cial year by 8.4 per cent to four bil­lion euros. The number of employees world­wide increased to 22,100. In addi­tion to invest­ments in recy­cling and in the deve­lo­p­ment of bio-based and biode­gra­dable pla­s­tics, the com­pany expanded through acqui­si­tions and participations.

We have put our­selves in a strong posi­tion inter­na­tio­nally in recent years, invested in the recy­cla­bi­lity of pla­s­tics and in new tech­no­lo­gies and mate­rials, and achieved a new sales record in 2021. We want to secure this posi­tive deve­lo­p­ment sus­tain­ably and in the long term,’ empha­sises ALPLA CEO Philipp Lehner. With an increase in tur­nover of 8.4 per cent to four bil­lion euros, the pre­vious year was signi­fi­cantly exceeded.

Expan­sion and glo­ba­li­sa­tion of recycling
Since 2021, the ALPLA Group has invested an average of 50 mil­lion euros annu­ally in the expan­sion of recy­cling acti­vi­ties. By 2025, the recy­cling loops are to be closed in as many regions as pos­sible. ‘Our cus­to­mers’ demand for high-quality recy­cled mate­rials is also gro­wing out­side Europe. In the long term, we want to cover bet­ween 70 and 80 per cent of demand with our own pro­duc­tion,’ says Philipp Lehner.

Out­look 2022
Growth of three to five per cent is the target for the 2022 finan­cial year. ‘Num­e­rous pro­jects and acqui­si­tions in the USA, Mexico, Asia-Pacific region and Wes­tern Europe enable us to streng­then exis­ting and enter new pro­duct and market seg­ments,’ Lehner empha­sises. With the new Asia-Pacific (APAC) region coming on stream in early 2022, ALPLA is also expan­ding the reach of its industry-leading mould tech­no­logy in the gro­wing Asian market and dri­ving the expan­sion of the cir­cular eco­nomy in the region.


About the ALPLA Group
ALPLA is one of the leading companies involved in plastic packaging. Around 22,100 employees worldwide produce custom-made packaging systems, bottles, closures and moulded parts at 177 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 cleaning products, detergents and cleaning agents, pharmaceutical products, engine oils and lubricants.

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


Infor­ma­tion for editorial
ALPLA, Erik Nielsen (Senior Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Manager), tel.: +43 (0)6021 701, email:
Pzwei. Pres­se­ar­beit (media agency), Joshua Köb, tel.: +43 (0)4471 522, email: