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Alpla forays into South Africa’s PET Packaging Market with Boxmore Acquisition

Posted on : 02 Jan, 2018


Austria’s Alpla-Werke Alwin Lehner GmbH & Co KG is expanding its presence in Africa with latest acquisition in South Africa.

It acquired South Africa’s Boxmore Packaging – that  “is seen as the market leader for PET preforms and bottles as well as closures” in South Africa. Africa is an attractive packaging market and the new acquisition is expected to help Alpla gain strong foothold in the region.

Based in Samrand, near Johannesburg, Boxmore operates nine manufacturing plants and supplies to 20 African countries as well as islands in the Indian Ocean. Its manufacturing plants are located in South Africa, Zambia and Mauritius. The company specializes in manufacturing PET preforms, PET bottles and closures.

Alpla already has presence in other parts of Africa – it has been operating a production plant in Johannesburg since 2014. It took over the Egyptian facility of Argo SA in El Obour at the end of 2015. In March 2016, the Alpla set up a JV with Egypt’s Taba Group to strengthen its market presence in North Africa and the Middle East. Beginning this year, Alpla is operating as Alpla Taba in Africa. It also opened a new production site in Ramadan City, Egypt, as part of its African growth plan. The acquisition of Boxmore is said to be the biggest in the Alpla’s history.

Earlier in 2017, the Austrian company acquired Italy’s Propack and a former Gehl Foods plant in West Bend, Wis as well as two other acquisitions in Romania.

Get to know more about PET packaging markets in Africa at CMT’s 19th MEAPET in Casablanca, on 12-13 March, 2018.
For more information, contact Ms. Grace at grace@cmtsp.com.sg or call +65 6346 9147.


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