Hanmere Polythene is pleased to announce the recent acquisition of Amerplast Ltd, a Finnish flexible packaging solutions provider with customers in Europe and Russia and production facilities in Finland and Poland. Amerplast CEO Mark Rooney has subsequently been appointed CEO for the group of companies consisting of Hanmere Polyethene, Plasmech and Amerplast.
With sustainability at the forefront of its business, Amerplast is recognized among others for its AmerGreen programme that delivers a variety of environmentally friendly flexible packaging solutions. This Amerplast initiative strongly aligns with Hanmere’s objective of reducing the environmental impact of producing plastic products. Together with Plasmech, the three companies will continue to focus on developing environmentally sound products and practices, in support the circular economy and their customers’ environmental goals and efforts.
“I am excited to lead a group of companies with a focus on growing together with our customers and through continuous innovation that aims at sustainable flexible packaging solutions”, says Mark Rooney, Group CEO. “Today’s consumers value sustainable packaging. Therefore, what’s good for the environment is good for the business. Through our joint efforts we look forward to building an environmentally aware, forward thinking and profitable Pan European flexible packaging group that reaches customers all across the U.K., EU and Russia.”
Hanmere has provided high quality polythene packaging to a wide variety of industries since 1966. As a pioneer in its field, the company strives to constantly find ways to improve its performance, delivering to its customers best possible products and service. Growing into a Pan-European organisation has been in the works for a couple of years. The successful implementation of the Plasmech Packaging acquisition meant that less than a year later Hanmere was again in a prime position for further expansion.
“Welcoming Amerplast provides important synergies and growth opportunities, enabling Hanmere, Plasmech as well as Amerplast to expand their service offering and customer network, taking the business from strength to strength”, says Glen Morris, Hanmere Managing Director. “In Hanmere and Plasmech we look forward to working closely with our Amerplast colleagues, to build further on the success of our respective efforts to date.”
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