The acquisition is expected to enhance Berlin Packaging's pharmaceutical and nutraceutical offerings, as well as its distribution capabilities throughout New England


Berlin Packaging completes acquisition of Andler Packaging Group. (Credit: Vachagan Malkhasyan from Pixabay)

Hybrid packaging supplier Berlin Packaging has completed the acquisition of plastic, glass, and metal containers and closures distributor Andler Packaging Group.

Israel Andler founded the company in 1893 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, as a recycler of glass bottles for the local population.

Andler Packaging is said to be one of the major packaging providers in the US, with several locations across Massachusetts, New Jersey, Maryland, and Florida with 130 years of experience.

The firm has expertise in pharmaceutical and nutraceutical industries packaging.

It also offers value-added services such as exclusive custom tools, printing and labelling capabilities, as well as repacking and sterilisation.

Berlin Packaging Americas chief executive officer Rick Brandt said: “We are excited to welcome Andler Packaging to Berlin Packaging.

“Like Berlin, Andler Packaging’s mission is to provide outstanding customer service and support while fostering an environment with its employees that encourages and rewards creativity, initiative, and effort.

“This combination will enhance our industry-leading capabilities and bring even more thrill to our customers along the Atlantic Coast.”

Andler Packaging Group managing director Sam Andler said: “We have a longstanding relationship with Berlin Packaging, not only as a competitor but also as a customer and supplier.

“Berlin Packaging’s values and dedication to customer thrill make this an excellent partnership. I look forward to continued growth for our company and our employees.”

Berlin Packaging Global CEO and president Bill Hayes said: “We are extremely proud this family business chose to become our partners and are confident we will achieve great things together for our customers, suppliers and employees.”

Berlin Packaging said that all employees and locations for the acquisition will be retained.

Andler Packaging is Berlin Packaging’s second acquisition in North America in 2022 and the fourth acquisition completed globally this year.

Earlier this month, the company acquired glass packaging supplier for the French wine and olive oil end markets Verrerie du Comtat.