Berlin Packaging acquires UK packaging supplier H. Erben
This is a Hadleigh, England-based supplier of closures, packaging, and packaging equipment with strength in the food and drinks sectors. Erben also brings dedicated operations in South Africa, in California with its California Capsules business, and operates www.TheBottleJarStore.co.uk for convenience quantities.
Berlin Packaging is a $2.6 billion global supplier of rigid packaging products and services to customers of all types across all sectors.
The company has a stronghold in North America, where it has operated since 1898, and also has a European headquarters in Milan, Italy.
In 2016, Berlin acquired Bruni Glass, a leading supplier of premium and specialty glass containers and accessories.
With the completed Erben acquisition, the combined company has offices spread throughout Europe, including Italy, France, Spain, and now the U.K., to go alongside locations in South Africa, China, and across North America.
This acquisition offers many benefits to the customers and suppliers of Berlin Packaging, Bruni Glass, and Erben alike.
Berlin and Bruni customers now enjoy added product depth and breadth, expanded geographic coverage with the addition of multiple warehouses in the U.K. and South Africa, and an England-based quality lab attuned to helping increase sales and profitability for customers.
Erben customers can avail themselves of a much larger European impression, a diverse array of containers (in glass, plastic, and metal) and closures, and Berlin's suite of income-boosting services that are offered at no charge in exchange for new packaging business; these services include Studio One Eleven and Bruni Glass structural and brand design as well as quality consulting. ■