EUROPE – US-based supplier of packaging services, Berlin Packaging has announced the acquisitions of Repli and Pentapackaging, as it looks to strengthen its plastic offering in southern Europe.

Berlin says that the purchase of the two plastic packaging companies will significantly expand its product portfolio for several end markets, including food and beverage.

According to company, its two acquisitions – Repli and Pentapackaging – also bring over 9,000 square metres of additional warehouse space in Spain and Italy, where they are respectively based.

In a joint statement, Marc Bartomeus, CEO of Repli, and Fabrizio Mondolfo, managing director of Pentapackaging, noted that their companies had grown consistently over the past years and were confident that the acquisition will be of great benefit to both their suppliers and customers.

On his part, Paolo Recrosio, CEO of Berlin Packaging Europe, said that the additions of Repli and Pentapackaging strengthens the company’s offering in southern Europe, enabling it to better support customers of all sizes across all verticals.

Berlin Packaging has agreed eight other acquisition deals in Europe since 2016, including for the recently announced purchase of glass packaging supplier Vinkova.

At the end of 2019, the company snapped up Netherlands-based Novio Packaging Group, strengthening Berlin’s European plastic offering and expanding its northern European footprint.

The recent deal for the Southern Europen businesses also follows a recent agreement for the acquisition of glass packaging company Vidrimon.

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