ALPLA Expands Portfolio in South Africa

Austrian-based ALPLA Group, a global manufacturer of plastic packaging and a recycling specialist, has acquired the manufacturer Verigreen Packaging based in Durban.

Verigreen Packaging has a workforce of 25 employees at its site in Durban. The company specializes in bottles and canisters for lubricants such as engine oils. With the acquisition, the Austrian company is increasing its involvement in this region. It offers ALPLA an inroad into a market segment in which it has not been present in southern Africa. Furthermore, it would generate synergies for the firm’s existing customers, a press release said.

In 2017, the Austrian company acquired Boxmore Packaging. According to the information, Boxmore Packaging is the African market leader in manufacturing PET bottles, PET preforms and caps. A modern production facility and a regional head office were currently under construction in Lanseria near Johannesburg. There is another production facility near Cape Town.

(Published in GLOBAL RECYCLING Magazine 3/2021, Page 34)