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Oliver Healthcare Packaging Acquires EK-Pack Folien

The acquisition strengthens Oliver Healthcare Packaging’s supply chain and adds in-region film and foil production.

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Oliver Healthcare Packaging has acquired EK-Pack Folien, a manufacturer of high-quality film and foil technology, located in Ermengerst-Wiggensbach, Bavaria, Germany. The acquisition includes Vacopack H. Buchegger, a fully owned subsidiary of EK-Pack, based in northeastern Switzerland. As a part of the agreement, Oliver will acquire the EK-Pack facility, which has 23,000 square meters of manufacturing space with eight production lines for the production of complex multi-layer film and foil laminations, and the Vacopack facility with 5,150 square meters of manufacturing space and specialty equipment to support a range of bag packaging production.

“We are thrilled to see this partnership come to fruition,” states Michael Benevento, president and chief executive officer of Oliver Healthcare Packaging. “This acquisition gives us greater control over our supply chain and allows us to innovate new products to meet our customers’ evolving needs. In recent years, we have invested heavily in the European region to better support our customer base. This vertical integration is a strategic way to build scale and flexibility while insourcing many of our packaging materials.”

Marco Ziegler, speaking for his family as owners of EK-Pack, adds, “We are proud to now be a part of Oliver. Oliver has carved out a leading spot within flexible packaging for healthcare, and this partnership should only strengthen that, especially in Europe. EK-Pack has been family-owned for 40+ years, and that’s how Oliver began as well. We are excited to continue providing reliable supply to our food customers while also expanding our activities in healthcare. We know that our talented employees will no doubt feel right at home, contributing their expertise in packaging to ensure our collective success for many years to come.”

This acquisition is the latest in a series of multi-million dollar investments Oliver has made in Europe. Earlier this month, the company hosted a grand opening celebration at its manufacturing facility in Venray, The Netherlands, which was recently expanded to more than double its manufacturing footprint.


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