The acquisition of Hart Print will enable AMP to optimise its capability to serve fast-growing and emerging customers, in addition to responding to larger customers' shorter-run requirements such as new product introductions and targeted promotions
Ardagh Metal Packaging (AMP), a subsidiary of Ardagh Group, has acquired Canada-based digital printed cans provider Hart Print for an undisclosed sum.
Established in 2018 and based in Quebec, Hart Print offers flexible digital printing solutions to customers serving the beverage market.
Hart Print is claimed to be the first company to provide digital printed cans in the North-American market.
Hart Print managing director and co-founder Jean-Pierre Paradis said: “We are thrilled to team up with AMP, a company which shares our focus on the customer experience and the environment.
“This investment recognises our ability to serve both smaller customers with large ambitions as well as larger customers that want to be creative with their brand.”
Developed to support a variety of can dimensions, Hart Print’s technology is said to efficiently combine high-speed digital printing with flexible batch sizes.
Hart Print provides a range of services, including short production runs, design support, logistics and consulting.
The acquisition of Hart Print will enable AMP to optimise its capability to serve fast-growing and emerging customers, in addition to responding to larger customers’ shorter-run requirements such as new product introductions and targeted promotions.
Ardagh Metal Packaging CEO Oliver Graham said: “AMP has a strong reputation for innovation and customer service, including working with smaller and emerging customers to accelerate the growth of their brands.
“This initiative complements our $2bn+ growth investment program across 2021-2024 and further enhances our ability to serve these customers, as well as to work with our larger customers on special launches, promotions and tactical marketing.”
AMP supplies recyclable and sustainable metal beverage cans and ends to different beverage producers, including beer, carbonated soft drinks, energy drinks, hard seltzers, juices, pre-mixed cocktails, teas, sparkling waters and wine.
With 23 production facilities in nine countries, the company employs over 5,000 people and reported sales of around $3.5bn last year.