The addition of Novio Packaging to Berlin Packaging’s existing European companies, comprised of specialty glass Bruni Glass, closure experts Bruni Erben, and four other companies acquired in 2019, creates the continent’s first packaging supplier for all markets and substrates.
Four European acquisitions
“Having completed four European acquisitions and four seamless integrations in 2019, we are confident Novio Packaging will benefit our customers, suppliers, and employees alike,” said Paolo Recrosio, CEO, Bruni Glass, a Berlin Packaging Company.
“There are so many synergies between our two companies, and we know there will be no disruption during the integration process.”
The combined businesses will end 2019 with annual sales in excess of $1.5bn, 130+ sales and warehouse locations across North America and Europe, and a portfolio of more than 40,000 glass, plastic, and metal container and closure items.
Berlin Packaging’s customers can now take advantage of Novio Packaging’s European footprint and expansive plastic offering.
Michael Grebe, executive chairman of the Board of Berlin Packaging added, by combining the strengths of both companies, the acquisition will help the company to meet ‘high growth goals and solidifies our position as the largest, most comprehensive, and most customer-focused rigid packaging supplier on two continents’.
“We are proud of what we have built, and we know this new partnership will bring much more opportunity for our customers, suppliers and employees,” said Erik Trum and Marck Jansen, the founders and managing directors of Novio Packaging.
All employees and locations are being retained. Novio Packaging’s Jansen and Trum, are continuing in their roles.