Constantia Flexibles aquires first consumer plant in UK

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(Image: FFP Packaging Solutions)

Constantia Flexibles has acquired 100 per cent of FFP Packaging Solutions and thereby its first consumer plant in the UK. The company made an addition to its portfolio where sustainable and flexible packaging are concerned. Constantia Flexibles will be working with the existing management team.

FFP Packaging Solutions is established as a innovator in flexible plastic packaging. Founded in 1967, the company has over 50 years of excellence, driving the revolution of sustainable, flexible packaging. The expert for recyclable laminates offering flow wraps, lidding films, and pre-made pouches already today generates over 80 per cent of its Sales in sustainable packaging. 

“The acquisition aligns well with our Vision 2025 growth strategy of investing in competitive businesses with potential for future growth. FFP Packaging Solutions joining the Constantia Flexibles Group will expand our overall market position. Its significant experience and credibility allow for strong relationships across the UK food industry. We will be working with the existing management team to continue driving the revolution of sustainable flexible packaging in the UK and beyond. Sustainable packaging solutions are no longer a trend. They are a must-have. FFP Packaging Solutions figures already show it. And together, we are committed to a circular economy, driving the transformation with more sustainable packaging.”

Pim Vervaat, CEO of Constantia Flexibles

FFP Packaging Solutions prevails as a long-term trusted partner for major food brands & UK retailers. With over 100 employees, the business operates from its headquarters in Northampton, UK.

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Robin Chudley, Chairman of FFP Packaging Solutions and David Cooper, CEO of FFP Packaging Solutions (Image: FFP Packaging Solutions)

“I am extremely proud of FFP’s position in the UK flexible packaging market and the respect that FFP has developed across the industry. This legacy is something that was started by my father back in 1962 and has been continuously built upon through my own leadership of the business and more recently since the appointment of the management team in place today. Having led FFP as a family-owned business for many years, we recognized the importance of succession planning to secure FFP’s long-term future. This is the reason that we appointed David Cooper as Managing Director & CEO in 2017 and since then David and his team have done a phenomenal job in making sure that FFP’s know-how, core competencies and values remain aligned with the needs of our customers and, in doing so, keeping FFP at the forefront of flexible packaging development. The sale of FFP to Constantia Flexibles is another important step on the firm’s journey and I am delighted that David and his team will remain with the business to ensure a successful integration and continue to build on FFP’s success long into the future.”

Robin Chudley, Chairman of FFP Packaging Solutions

Source: Constantia Flexibles 

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