The perfect addition to the portfolio

Budenheim, June 04 2021: BERICAP, one of the leading global manufacturers of plastic closures, has taken over Mala Verschluss-Systeme GmbH, thereby extending its product portfolio to include aluminum closures. Mala is a family-owned company based in Bad Liebenstein, Thuringia. In 2020 it generated annual revenue of €40m from the production and sale of aluminum screw cap closures for spirits, wine, non-alcoholic beverages and edible oil. BERICAP and Mala’s business models and product programme complement each other perfectly. Whereas BERICAP focuses on the production and sale of plastic closures for the food, beverage and chemical industries, Mala specialises in aluminum roll-on pilfer proof (ROPP) and long cap closures for the wine and spirits market. Powerful synergies will be created as a result, delivering benefits to both companies. Mala gains access to new markets and BERICAP’s product portfolio is extended to include aluminum closures. The acquisition will allow the company to continue on its growth trajectory and, with Mala on board, it has the opportunity to open up new market segments and to develop innovative closure technologies combining plastic and aluminum.

Completion of the BERICAP product range

Mala has over 200 employees at its sites in Bad Liebenstein and Schmalkalden-Wernshausen and markets its closures globally. “We’re delighted to welcome the Mala team and their expertise to the BERICAP family,” said BERICAP managing director Christian Krautkrämer. “The extension of our product range to include Mala’s aluminum roll-on caps enables us to tailor our solutions even more precisely to the needs and requirements of our customers. The acquisition has allowed us to complete our already comprehensive range of closures for PET and glass bottles.” Now BERICAP is able to offer alternatives in aluminum, in addition to the established range of plastic closures, for edible oil, vinegar and mineral water.