Founded in 1984 and acquired by Lionel Fruh in 2008, Gerfran is headquartered in the Aquitaine region of France where it focuses on Bordeaux bottles. It serves wine producers of all sizes, from small vineyards to large estates, as well as producing bottles and jars for beer, spirits, fruit juices, and food.
Chicago-headquartered Berlin Packaging has a portfolio covering glass, plastic and metal containers and closures.
"Gerfran is the perfect partner for Berlin Packaging as we expand our operations to the southwest of France and continue to increase our wine packaging business," said Paolo Recrosio, CEO of Berlin Packaging EMEA.
Following completion of all pending transactions, Gerfran will be the 18th acquisition by Berlin Packaging in EMEA (Europe, Middle East, and Africa) since 2016 and the 8th acquisition in EMEA in 2021.
In October, Berlin Packaging announced it would acquire the Le Parfait glass packaging business and brands from O-I in France; while in August it announced the acquisition of glass, plastic and metal packager Juvasa Group in Spain, Portugal and the Canary Islands.