Amcor eyes global benefits with US packager and distributor acquisition

By Rory Harrington

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Amcor eyes global benefits with US packager and distributor acquisition
Amcor Packaging Distribution (APD) has announced it has taken over Marfred Industries in a bid to boost its worldwide manufacturing and distribution network.

The company said it had acquired the West Coast based outfit as part of a strategy to improve its global infrastructure, add new capabilities and gains synergies in its packaging operations.

No financial details of the deal were available.

New service and products

Amcor described Marfred as one of the largest privately owned packaging producers and distributors in the US.

“With six locations in California, Marfred will significantly augment Amcor's value proposition and position in the market,”​ said a statement from the company.

It added: “The combined businesses will provide new products, additional services and technical support for all customers. The business will be backed by Amcor's extensive global supplier base, optimal logistics and a proven operational infrastructure.”

Innovation

Founded in 1963, Marfred specialises in the manufacture of corrugated materials, folding carton as well as packaging distribution services.

It produces primary, secondary and display packaging for the food, beverage and personal care sectors.

APD head Bernie Salvatore hailed Marfred’s "innovative packaging solutions”​ as a major reason behind the transaction and said he relished the prospect of delivering the "diverse solutions​" from the two company’s portfolios to customers.

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