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Nordfolien joins the RPC Group

News 15.03.2018
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Location in Steinfeld, Germany

"This acquisition by RPC Group plc, is strategically a very important and positive step to serve our customer base even better service and adding further innovation capabilities. It enhances our market offering and geographical reach" says Axel Schwilp, Managing Director of NORDFOLIEN, on the company joining the RPC Group.

With approximately 400 employees at its locations in Steinfeld, Germany and Zdzieszowice, Poland, with a capacity of approximately 60,000 tonnes annually and recycling capacity of 15,000 tonnes, NORDFOLIEN is among the leading manufacturers of premium quality flexible industrial and consumer packaging.

RPC is a leading plastic product design and engineering company for packaging and specific non - packaging markets, with over 32 innovation centres and 194 operations in 34 countries, and employs c.25,000 people. The Group develops and manufactures a diverse range of products for a wide variety of customers, including many household names, and enjoys strong market positions in many of the end - markets it serves and the geographical areas in which it operates. It uses a wide range of polymer conversion technologies in both rigid and flexible plastic manufacture, and is now one of the largest plastic converters in Europe, combining the development of innovative packaging and technical solutions for its customers with good levels of service and support.

NORDFOLIEN is the innovative specialist of premium quality industrial and consumer packaging which has applications in almost every sector and field. NORDFOLIEN has two well - invested sites in Germany and Poland, including in - house washing and recycling capabilities. It has developed, patented and commercialised a number of  market leading products.

With the acquisition of the BPI Group in August, 2016, RPC established a growth platform in flexibles whilst adding innovation capabilities in attractive markets. The acquisition of NORDFOLIEN will augment bpi group's market positions in Europe as well as providing access to higher growth geographies including Eastern Europe.

According to Frank Doorenbosch (CEO of RPC bpi group), the NORDFOLIEN management team will continue to operate the business from its current locations. NORDFOLIEN becomes the fifth business unit of the RPC bpi group, complementing RPC bpi group's decentral market focussed approach.  NORDFOLIEN's in-house washing and recycling capabilities, will enhance bpi group's sustainability offering in continental Europe.

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