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Germany-based protective packaging company Storopack has announced its annual financial figures for 2014 reporting sales of €353m, up from €316m in 2013. Storopack states it saw 2014 sales of €209m in Europe, €89m in North and South America, and approximately €55m in Asia.   
1 April 2015
Australian packaging giant Amcor has bought South African-based Nampak Holdings’s Nampak Flexibles division. 1 April 2015
Japanese investment and trading conglomerate Mitsui & Co has acquired a 15% stake in Turkey’s packaging maker Sarten Ambajaj. 31 March 2015
Hungarian flexible packaging producer Sipospack is investing nearly €3m in an expansion project at a new site at Sóskút in central Hungary to raise its production capacity. 30 March 2015
Petcore Europe, the Brussels based association representing the PET industry in Europe, has announced three companies have become new members of the organisation: Klöckner Pentaplast, Starlinger and Procter & Gamble. 23 March 2015
Resilux, the Belgium-based producer of preforms and bottles, has reported a 1.6% increase in sold volumes in 2014. However, the group’s turnover decreased by 4.6% to €282.3m, which it said was the result of lower average prices for raw material. Resilux said it passes on fluctuations in raw material prices to its customers. 20 March 2015
Rigid plastic film and packaging maker Klöckner Pentaplast Group is teaming up with Berry Plastics Group in what is being called a marketing alliance to provide form-fill-seal packaging. 16 March 2015
Poland-based packaging maker Multi Packaging Solutions has unveiled plans to expand its production facility in Zaścianki, in the country’s eastern part, reports local news site Terenyinwestycyjne.info. 12 March 2015
Cosmetics packaging specialist Albéa has unveiled its new European centre of excellence for face makeup with the launch of a €7m production site near Milan, Italy.  11 March 2015
Beverage cartons coated with plastic made from Sabic’s certified renewable polyethylene will shortly be available across northern Europe, following a partnership with liquid food packaging firm Elopak. 10 March 2015
Romanian plastic packaging maker Romcarbon Buzău is aiming to expand its output capacity by 15% in 2015.
 
9 March 2015
Turkish packaging maker Özerden Plastik has launched its initial public offering (IPO) on the emerging companies market of the Istanbul Stock Exchange (ISE). 4 March 2015
Coveris Holdings is a mega-rollup in packaging, a major international player, said Robert Larson, president of Coveris’ Food and Consumer North American business unit. 4 March 2015
The Serbian Privatisation Agency has launched the privatisation process for local plastics maker Krušik-Plastika. The agency says it is currently accepting offers to acquire a 93.36% stake in the manufacturer. 26 February 2015
Germany-headquartered packaging company Storopack has acquired Italian sales agent Alternative 1999. The company states that Alternative has been its Italian partner since 1999 for the sale of Paperplus paper padding and Airplus air cushions, with Foamplus foam padding being added in 2008. 26 February 2015


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