Saica acquires Americk Packaging

The Spanish company Saico Group has bought Americk Packaging, though the deal is still subject to approval by the Irish Competition and Consumer Protection Commission.

Americk Packaging is a group of six manufacturing sites in Ireland and the UK, together with two further ventures – PP Global and Starfish Brand Solutions – which operate as independent brands in the same market. The group achieved a combined turnover in 2015 of around £110 Million.

Saica is a family owned business that’s been around for 70 years. It’s mainly focused on the development of sustainable solutions for the recycled paper and board packaging market, produing 2.5 million tonnes of recycled paper per year. It’s consolidated turnover for 2015 was nearly €2,378 million.

The Saica Group is split into four divisions. This includes the recycled paper production for corrugated cardboard (PAPER), which has four mills in Spain, France and United Kingdom housing 7 paper machines. The Environmental Division (NATUR) deals with recyclable materials recovery and has 49 paper collection/recycling sites, in Spain, Portugal, France and United Kingdom.There’s a Packaging Division (PACK) for the production of corrugated packaging, which has 47 corrugating plants, in Spain, France, Portugal, Italy, Ireland, U.K and Turkey. There’s also a Flexible Packaging (Flex) division that has 4 plants in   Spain, Portugal, Italy and Luxemburg. Altogether the group has over 8000 employees with facilities in Spain, Italy, Portugal UK, Ireland, Turkey and Luxembourg.

Ramon Alejandro, President of SAICA, commented: “This agreement allows us to enter the flexible packaging market in Ireland and the UK more actively, hand in hand with a leading player. Enabling the Saica Group to continue its development in the flexible packaging sector with the aim of offering a wider range of products and services to our customers.”





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