The internationally active ALPLA Group has strengthened its commitment to the UK market with the acquisition of the packaging business iTEC Packaging (Mansfield). The plant specializes in the production of closures mainly for dairy, but also food and beverage sectors.
With the acquisition of the iTEC Packaging (Mansfield) business, ALPLA, a global packaging and recycling specialist, is looking to expand its expertise as a packaging system provider on the UK market. “With our global know-how, with this acquisition we can increasingly offer the UK dairy industry sustainable, efficient and innovative packaging solutions.” says UK managing director Jens Seifried on the significance of the acquisition.
Recycling expertise and site security
With the takeover, ALPLA is pushing the use of post-consumer recycled material (PCR) in the closure sector and offers complete solutions with high recycling content. In doing so, the company is building on its pioneering work in the processing of recycled HDPE (rHDPE) in the ultra-light bottle “Eco-Bottle”. The packaging can be made of up to 40 per cent food-grade rHDPE. With further developments, the inclusion could be increased in the coming years.
The incorporation of the former iTEC Packaging plant (Mansfield) provides further capacity and product range and at the same time secures jobs at the site. The staff will be taken over in their entirety.
The takeover was contractually agreed on 26 May 2023. The parties have agreed not to disclose the terms and conditions.
ALPLA is one of the world’s leading companies in the manufacture and reuse of plastic packaging. They produce custom-made packaging systems, bottles, caps and molded parts at 190 sites in 46 countries. The 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 recycling plants for PET and HDPE in Austria, Germany, Poland, Mexico, Italy, Spain, Romania and Thailand.