Founded in 1967, FFP Packaging serves the sustainable and flexible packaging sector with products like flow wraps, lidding films, and pre-made pouches

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The acquisition will get Constantia Flexibles the first consumer plant in the UK and will expand its portfolio. (Credit: Constantia Flexibles)

Austria-based flexible packaging maker Constantia Flexibles has signed an agreement to acquire full stake in the UK-based FFP Packaging Solutions.

Established in 1967, FFP Packaging Solutions serves the flexible consumer packaging sector.

The firm serves the sustainable and flexible packaging sector with products like flow wraps, lidding films, and pre-made pouches.

The acquisition will bolster Constantia’s portfolio and add a UK-based consumer plant to its assets.

Constantia Flexibles CEO Pim Vervaat said: “The acquisition aligns well with our Vision 2025 growth strategy of investing in competitive businesses with potential for future growth.

“FFP Packaging Solutions joining the Constantia Flexibles Group will expand our overall market position.”

Vervaat added: “Its significant experience and credibility allow for strong relationships across the UK food industry.

“We will be working with the existing management team to continue driving the revolution of sustainable flexible packaging in the UK and beyond.”

For many years, major food companies and UK merchants have relied on FFP Packaging Solutions as a partner.

The company is headquartered in Northampton, the UK, and has a workforce of more than 100 employees.

FFP Packaging Solutions managing director and CEO David Cooper said: “We are extremely excited to be joining the Constantia Flexibles family, and we are all looking forward to combining our resources and wider business capabilities to accelerate the development of sustainable, flexible packaging and, in doing so, continuing to provide significant value for our customers.”

In June, Constantia Flexibles introduced a polypropylene based laminate called PERPETUA ALTA to replace the multi-material packaging for chemically aggressive products.