The acquisition will enable Alpla to boost the use of recycled material in production operations and strengthen the circular economy in the region


Alpla has acquired Spanish bottle manufacturer Plastisax. (Credit: ALPLA Group)

Austrian packaging solutions and recycling specialist Alpla Group has acquired Spanish bottle manufacturer Plastisax for an undisclosed sum.

Based in the province of Alicante, Plastisax is involved in the production of plastic bottles for the cosmetics, home and personal care segments.

The acquisition will allow Alpla to increase the use of recycled material in production operations and boost the circular economy in the region.

With the acquisition, Alpla will consolidate its market position in eastern Spain and expand its production capabilities for packaging solutions made from the plastic high-density polyethylene (HDPE).

Alpla stated that a smaller product area also consists of bottles made of polyethylene terephthalate (PET), and extrusion blow moulding (EBM) and stretch blow moulding (SBM) are used as production technologies.

Alpla will include 58 employees from Plastisax in its operations.

Alpla France and Iberia general manager Marc de Voogd said: “With the integration of Plastisax into our group, we are expanding our customer base and improving our geographical footprint to serve our regionally based customers even better.

“With the new location near Alicante, we are now very well positioned along the Mediterranean coast in addition to the existing plants near Barcelona and Valencia.”

Alpla aims to increase the production of products with a high proportion of post-consumer recycling material (PCR) in the new facility.

In autumn 2019, the company purchased two HDPE recycling companies near Barcelona and Valladolid to ensure the supply of the production facilities in the region with PCR and strengthen the local bottle-to-bottle circular economy cycle.

Last month, Alpla agreed to acquire packaging manufacturer Wolf Plastics Group to expand its presence in Central and South-Eastern Europe.