ALPLA to buy plant in Spain
Acquisition will strengthen portfolio in the cosmetics, personal and household care market segments
Hard, 29 May 2020 – ALPLA, the global packaging solutions and recycling specialist, is acquiring Bopla S.A. as part of an asset deal. ALPLA intends to use the Spanish company’s expertise in the area of single-stage manufacturing technologies to expand its own product portfolio.
Founded in 1978, Bopla S.A. uses the technologies EBM (extrusion blow moulding) and ISBM (injection stretch blow moulding) to produce plastic packaging. The majority of its customers are from the cosmetics, personal and household care market segments. The site in Les Franqueses near Barcelona currently has a workforce of 50, with all the employees set to be kept on by ALPLA.
‘Bopla is well positioned in areas that belong to ALPLA’s core lines of business. We also want to make the most of the company’s many years of experience with single-step manufacturing processes to expand our portfolio,’ says Marc de Voogd, General Manager ALPLA France and Iberia. ALPLA has already had a production plant in Les Franqueses since 1990, which will surely benefit the integration of the new site.
The contracting parties have agreed not to disclose the purchase price or any of the details involved.
More information about the company: www.alpla.com
About ALPLA Group
ALPLA is one of the leading companies involved in plastic packaging. Around 20,900 employees worldwide produce custom-made packaging systems, bottles, caps and moulded parts at 181 sites across 46 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 in Austria, Poland and Spain, and in the form of joint ventures in Mexico and Germany. By signing the New Plastics Economy’s Global Commitment in October 2018, ALPLA pledged to achieve certain goals by 2025: all packaging solutions are to be fully recyclable and the volume of recycled materials is to increase to 25 per cent of the total materials used. A sum of EUR 50 million has been earmarked for ALPLA’s expansion of its recycling activities.
Based in Les Franqueses near Barcelona, Spain, the company was founded in 1978. It currently has approximately 50 employees at the site, who produce plastic packaging primarily for customers in the cosmetics, personal and household care sectors. The company’s area of expertise is the single-stage production processes EBM and ISBM.
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