Portuguese rigid plastic packaging firm Logoplaste has acquired a bottle blow moulding production facility in Wrexham from British family-owned dairy firm Tomlinsons.
The deal allows Logoplaste to bring its expertise in rigid plastic packaging to the Wrexham bottling plant, and Tomlinsons to focus on its core dairy operations.
In a joint statement, shareholders and directors Philip Tomlinson and John Tomlinson said: “We have been looking for a partner to help us consolidate the doubling of our business over the past two years.
“By selling our bottling plant we have created the operational and financial capacity to now focus on our next phase of growth and an exciting new chapter for Tomlinsons.”
The transaction will see the transfer of 30 bottling plant employees from Tomlinsons to Logoplaste.
Logoplaste supplies plastic packages for companies across the food and beverage, personal care, cosmetics, household care and oil and lubricants sectors.
The company currently manages 63 facilities across 16 countries, including Brazil, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, France, Italy, Poland, Mexico, the UK, the US, and more.
Logoplaste CEO Gerardo Chiaia said: “This new business is a great opportunity for both Logoplaste and our new client, where both companies will benefit.
“We will be inputting all our rigid plastic packaging expertise and innovative ideas to produce best-in-class sustainable bottles.
“On the other hand, Tomlinsons can focus on what they excel at, producing high-quality segregated traceable Welsh, British and Organic milk as well as dairy products. It is a win-win situation.”
The packaging firm also operates an innovation lab to assist companies and entrepreneurs to research and develop sustainable packaging solutions.