Berlin Packaging has completed the acquisition of Netherlands-based Novio Packaging Group.
The two companies have signed a definitive agreement for the acquisition in October.
The deal strengthens Berlin’s operations by positioning it as the first company in Europe that supplies packaging for all markets and substrates.
As part of the deal, Berlin has retained all Novio employees and locations. Novio’s founders and managing directors Erik Trum and Marck Jansen will also continue in their roles.
As part of the acquisition, Novio Packaging has joined Berlin Packaging’s existing European companies.
Berlin’s portfolio includes speciality glass market leader Bruni Glass, closure experts Bruni Erben and four different companies.
The combined businesses will own over 130 sales and warehouse locations across North America and Europe. It will also include a portfolio of more than 40,000 glass, plastic, as well as metal container and closure items.
Berlin Packaging board executive chairman Michael Grebe said: “As with our company, Novio Packaging’s strong performance is a testament to their creative solutions, strong supply chain and emphasis on exceptional customer service.
“By combining the strengths of both companies, this acquisition helps us meet our high growth goals and solidifies our position as the largest, most comprehensive and most customer-focused rigid packaging supplier on two continents.”
The deal enables Novio Packaging’s customers to use Berlin Packaging’s speciality glass expertise, services and design studios.