Global plastic packaging company ALPLA Group has completed the acquisition of Germany-based packaging specialist Heinlein Plastik-Technik, a move set to enhance the group’s pharma division, ALPLApharma.  

The deal, which was finalised on 12 June 2024, remains confidential regarding its financial terms.  

This strategic acquisition allows ALPLA Group to reinforce and broaden its product range, including primary packaging solutions for the pharmaceutical industry. 

ALPLApharma managing director Walter Knes said: “With Heinlein Plastik-Technik at our side, our capacities in the area of injection moulding will now considerably increase once again. We additionally plan to turn the Ansbach site into a technology centre for injection moulding and automation technology for the entire ALPLApharma group.” 

Heinlein Plastik-Technik is known for its expertise in developing and manufacturing closure systems, dosing systems, and application aids for the pharma and medical sectors. 

It employs approximately 175 people at its Ansbach facility in Bavaria, Germany.  

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The acquisition is anticipated to facilitate the systematic growth and development of Heinlein’s site. 

Since 2018, Heinlein has been investing in the expansion of its Ansbach site, which now spans over 22,000m².  

The company’s extensive machine fleet includes more than 60 injection moulding and assembly machines, producing over a billion plastic components each year in a three-shift operation. 

According to ALPLA, the entire production process at Heinlein adheres to global quality assurance standards.  

Heinlein Plastik-Technik owner and CEO Saskia Wellhöfer-Meyer said: “We look forward to applying our broad expertise in the development and production of precision closure and dosing systems.

“I firmly believe that, as we continue to operate largely independently as a ‘Member of ALPLApharma’, we will henceforth be in an even better position to cater to the market demand for comprehensive, high-quality and competitively priced system solutions.” 

In January this year, ALPLA acquired Puerto Rico-based packaging manufacturer Fortiflex.