Berlin Packaging has acquired U.K.-based H. Erben, a packaging company focused on the food and drinks sector.
The deal marks Berlin’s second acquisition in Europe and eighth overall since 2010.
Erben brings dedicated operations in South Africa, in California with its California Capsules business, and operated website TheBottleJarStore.co.uk.
Berlin Packaging is a US$2.6 billion global supplier of rigid packaging products and services to customers 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.
“Sasha Erben leads an extraordinary company that not only shares our focus on quality, service, and results for customers, but also has a culture that delights in serving and growing powerfully in the marketplace,” Berlin Packaging chairman and CEO Andrew Berlin said.
“Adding Erben to the Berlin enterprise shows our commitment to acquire the best businesses in the packaging industry along with our proven approach to organic growth.”
H. Erben will now operate as Bruni Erben, a Berlin Packaging Company.