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.

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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.

About Bopla
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.

Enquiry infor­ma­tion for editorial:
ALPLA, Alex­andra Dittrich (PR & Cor­po­rate Com­mu­ni­ca­tions), tel.: +43 (0)5574 6021 083, email:
Pzwei. Pres­se­ar­beit, Werner F. Sommer, tel.: +43 (0)699 1025 4817, email: