ALPLA takes over Spa­nish bottle manu­fac­turer Plastisax

Streng­thening the market pre­sence and cir­cular eco­nomy on the Ibe­rian peninsula

Hard, 22. Sep­tember 2021 – The ALPLA Group, the global pack­a­ging solu­tions and recy­cling spe­cia­list, is taking over Plas­tisax S.L. The Spa­nish com­pany pro­duces pla­stic bot­tles for the cos­me­tics, home and per­sonal care seg­ments. The take­over will enable an increased use of recy­cled mate­rial in pro­duc­tion ope­ra­tions and a streng­thening of the cir­cular eco­nomy in the region.

With the purchase of the Spa­nish bottle manu­fac­turer Plas­tisax S.L. based in the pro­vince of Ali­cante, ALPLA is con­so­li­da­ting its market posi­tion in eas­tern Spain and expan­ding its pro­duc­tion capa­ci­ties mainly for pack­a­ging solu­tions made from the pla­stic HDPE (high-density poly­ethy­lene). A smaller pro­duct area also includes bot­tles made of PET (poly­ethy­lene tere­phtha­late). EBM (extru­sion blow moul­ding) and SBM (stretch blow moul­ding) are used as pro­duc­tion tech­no­lo­gies. The com­pany has 58 employees who will be taken over by ALPLA.

Marc de Voogd, General Manager France & Iberia at ALPLA, says: ‘With the inte­gra­tion of Plas­tisax into our group, we are expan­ding our cus­tomer base and impro­ving our geo­gra­phical foot­print to serve our regio­nally based cus­to­mers even better. With the new loca­tion near Ali­cante, we are now very well posi­tioned along the Medi­ter­ra­nean coast in addi­tion to the exis­ting plants near Bar­ce­lona and Valencia.’

Streng­thening the local cir­cular economy
ALPLA plans to incre­asingly manu­fac­ture pro­ducts with a high pro­por­tion of post-consumer recy­cling mate­rial (PCR) in the new plant. ‘Plas­tisax already offers its cus­to­mers sus­tainable pack­a­ging made from recy­cled HDPE and recy­cled PET as well as bio-based PE. ALPLA has signi­fi­cant expe­ri­ence in these fields and is able to pro­vide recy­cled mate­rial from its own plants,’ de Voogd says of the resul­ting syn­er­gies. In autumn 2019, ALPLA bought two HDPE recy­cling com­pa­nies near Bar­ce­lona and Val­la­dolid. They ensure the supply of the pro­duc­tion faci­li­ties in the region with PCR and con­tri­bute to streng­thening the local bottle-to-bottle cir­cular eco­nomy cycle.

The con­trac­ting par­ties have agreed not to dis­c­lose the purchase price or other details.


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 its 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, Mexico, Italy and Spain, and in the form of joint ventures in Mexico and Germany. Other projects are being realised elsewhere around the world.


Consumer awareness campaign launched
ALPLA has set itself the goal of educating consumers in Spain and Portugal more about the responsible use of plastic as a valuable material. An online campaign called Una web con muchas vidas (‘A website with many lives’) is currently starting. The aim of the initiative is to show the Iberian population the potential of plastic in terms of functionality, sustainability and recycling and how important it is to dispose of plastic properly.

Campaign website:


Enquiry infor­ma­tion for editorial
ALPLA, Erik Nielsen (Senior Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Manager), tel.: +43 (0)5574 6021 701, email:
Pzwei. Pres­se­ar­beit, Joshua Köb, tel.: +43 (0)5574 4471 522, email: