UK packaging merger is blueprint for worldwide roll-out says firm

By Helen Glaberson

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The merger of two packaging automation suppliers G. Mondini and Ulma Packaging in the UK will act as a blueprint for future unification of the companies' global operations, said the firm.

The fusion of the companies’ operations to produce one complete food packaging line will be more effective and efficient, a spokesperson for G.Mondini-Ulma told

If successful, the new company G.Mondini-Ulma Ltd could be rolled out to countries such as France, South Africa, Australia, Russia and Japan.

Over the next three years the company said it is targeting further growth in areas in the bakery, red meat, poultry, fish, ready meals and fresh produce industries.

One production line

Italian based G Mondini produces tray sealer technology and Spanish-based Ulma manufactures flow pack, vertical form fill and seal and thermoforming machinery.

“The two companies have worked servicing the same markets with different products for some time and have cooperated on previous occasions to provide the individual elements that make up a complete packaging line,”​ said the spokesperson.

“Rather than two companies working together to integrate equipment, the new company can provide a complete automation package right from the start,” ​he added.

The combined line will include automated loading, packaging system, weighing and labeling, case packing and palletizing, said the spokesperson.

“Both businesses have over 40 years of expertise in their chosen markets and believe that by combining their proven engineering excellence they can take a market-leading role by helping boost production efficiencies through supplying integrated packaging solutions, utilising the most sophisticated robotic technology,”​ said James Dallas, the newly-appointed managing director of G Mondini-Ulma.

As part of the UK changes G.Mondini and Ulma will relocate their services to new facilities at Stone, in Staffordshire, England. The company says that the move will not lead to any job losses.

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