Verigreen Packaging has expertise in the manufacturing of bottles and canisters for lubricants such as engine oils
Austrian plastic packaging manufacturer Alpla Group has acquired South African packaging manufacturer Verigreen Packaging for an undisclosed sum.
Based in Durban, Verigreen Packaging has expertise in the manufacturing of bottles and canisters for lubricants such as engine oils.
The company manufactures and distributes 200ml, 500ml, one-litre and five-litre extrusion blow moulded containers for the lubricants market. It has a workforce of 25 employees at its Durban site.
The acquisition of Verigreen Packaging allows Alpla to expand its presence in southern Africa.
In 2017, Alpla acquired Boxmore Packaging, which is an African company that produces PET bottles, PET preforms and caps.
The company is currently constructing a modern production facility along with a regional head office in Lanseria near Johannesburg.
Alpla Sub-Saharan Africa managing director Mike Resnicek said: “This acquisition is the perfect fit for our strategy.
“It offers us an inroad into a market segment in which we have not been present in southern Africa until now as well as generating synergies for our existing customers and giving us opportunities to further diversify our portfolio.”
Verigreen Packaging’s parent company Verigreen designs and produces cooking, baking, storage, and clean-up products for the customers in the FMCG retail industry.