Berlin Packaging Continues European Expansion with the Acquisition of Glass Line

by Michel Baudet in English

Addition of family-owned business strengthens Italian operations

MILAN (March 30, 2021) – Berlin Packaging, the world’s largest hybrid packaging supplier, announced today the acquisition of Glass Line, a Savona, Italy based supplier of glass and metal packaging specializing in the food and beverage end-markets.

As a family-run business, Glass Line has forged strong customer relationships and has significant expertise in the wine and olive oil markets. The company is co-led by Umberto Berruti and Patrizia Zoppi and has an established presence across Northwest Italy, including two warehouses in Liguria.

“Glass Line is an extraordinary company that not only shares Berlin’s focus on quality and service, but also delights in serving its customers. As we continue to expand our presence in Northwest Italy, we are better able to serve packaging customers of all sizes and across all industries in this region,” said Paolo Recrosio, CEO of Berlin Packaging Europe.

“Our family has built Glass Line over many years, and we were very deliberate in selecting a partner to help us accelerate our business,” said Umberto Berruti, co-leader of Glass Line. “This combination with Berlin allows the best flow of ideas, innovations, and talent across Glass Line for the benefit of our employees, customers, and suppliers,” added Patrizia Zoppi, co-leader of Glass Line.

This is Berlin Packaging’s thirteenth acquisition in Europe since 2016, confirming the company’s strong commitment to offering packaging solutions in all segments of the European market.

“We have successfully partnered with many family-owned businesses during our European expansion and appreciate the trust and confidence Glass Line has placed in us,” said Bill Hayes, CEO and President of Berlin Packaging.

All Glass Line employees and locations will be retained, and Glass Line’s leadership, including Umberto Berruti and Patrizia Zoppi, will continue in the same capacity.

Berlin Packaging

Berlin Packaging is the world’s largest Hybrid Packaging Supplier® of glass, plastic, and metal containers and closures. The company supplies billions of items annually along with package design, financing, consulting, warehousing, and logistics services for customers across all industries. Berlin Packaging brings together the best of manufacturing, distribution, and income-adding service providers. Its mission is to increase the net income of its customers through packaging products and services.

See BerlinPackaging.com for more information.

 

About Bruni Glass, a Berlin Packaging Company

Bruni Glass, the largest packaging distributor in Europe, has 40+ years’ experience supplying premium and specialty glass packaging to the wine, spirits, food, and gourmet markets. Headquartered in Italy and with locations across Europe, Bruni offers thousands of custom-designed products along with popular standard items. The company has a world-class design studio, a network of high-quality manufacturing partners, a team dedicated to thrilling service, and is certified by CISQ-IMQ (Italian Institute for the Quality Mark) to ISO 9001 standards.

See BruniGlass.com. for more information.

 

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Vinkova moves to Vincap office

by Michel Baudet in Dutch

Vinkova, an important supplier of glass food products and drink packaging solutions, announces it is moving its headquarters to an office space of Vincap in Houten, to accommodate continued business growth. Vinkova and Vincap are both companies acquired by Berlin Packaging. Therefore it makes sense to merge the physical companies into one office to realize the growth ambitions. The moving of Vinkova will be completed at the 1st of March 2021.

Important information

Vinkova is only moving to a new office and will remain reachable on both existing phone number as well as existing email addresses. We strongly suggest you to change the below mentioned details in your CRM/ERP System and in your Financial System.

Current address                                              New address

Vinkova BV                                                      Vinkova BV

Lindelaan 1                                                      Nieuwe Schaft 27

1405 AH Bussum                                             3991 AS Houten

The Netherlands                                               The Netherlands

T: 0031-(0)35 6949324                                     T: 0031-(0)35 6949324

F: 0031-(0)35 6944645                                     F: 0031-(0)35 6944645

E: glas@vinkova.com                                      E: glas@vinkova.com

 

Best of both worlds

By physically merging the two offices together customers, suppliers and other stakeholders will now experience the best of both worlds. Vinkova is a very experienced supplier of glass jars and bottles in the Food, Beverages, and Spirits industry. Vincap on the other hand mainly supplies plastic, corks, and metal closures within the same industries. By merging the offices together both bottle and cap will now be supplied from the same location making communication lines even shorter than before.

About Vinkova

With more than 50 years of experience in the supply of glass packaging, Vinkova offers a huge range of tailored solutions and products to a large customer base exclusively on the Dutch market, boasting solid industry know-how and strong relations with some of Europe’s most important glass producers.

About Vincap

As a significant supplier of plastic, cork, and metal closures and plastic packaging in the Benelux (Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg) for 20+ years, Vincap & Adolfse offers a broad array of products and packaging expertise for customers of all sizes, from Fortune 500 companies to established Food, Beverages, and Spirits brands across Northern Europe.

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Berlin Packaging expands its presence in Northern Europe with the acquisition of Vinkova, 
Dutch leaders in glass packaging

by Vincap in English

 The acquisition strengthens the glass packaging offer throughout Northern Europe

MILAN, 8 October 2020 – Berlin Packaging, leader in the supply of glass, plastic and metal containers and closures, acquired on 6th October Vinkova B.V., important supplier of food products and drink glass packaging solutions, based in Bussum, the Netherlands. 

With more than 50 years of experience, Vinkova offers a huge range of tailored solutions and products to a large customer base on the Dutch market, boasting solid industry know-how and strong relations with some of Europe’s most important glass producers.

The strategic joining of Vinkova is, for Berlin Packaging, the completion of the range offered on the Dutch market, supplementing the innovative plastic and metal solutions and innovative closures already marketed on the territory since 2019.

Berlin Packaging is a global player supplying packaging solutions and services to customers of all types, across the globe, in all industrial sectors. The company is based in North America, where it has been operating since 1898, and boasts a global footprint that is expanding rapidly, with more than 130 offices and warehouses worldwide.

Vinkova is the eighth acquisition to be made in Europe since 2016. Customers and suppliers of both companies will benefit significantly from this acquisition and the combined operations of Europe’s most important packaging distributor. 

Starting today, Vinkova’s customers can enjoy the exclusive design and innovation services guaranteed by Bruni Glass Innovation Center in Italy and by the One Eleven Studio in the United States of America.

“We are extremely enthusiastic to become a part of the Berlin Packaging family and are certain that this new partnership will benefit our customers, suppliers and employees enormously”, André Rombout, General Manager of Vinkova, commented. “We are a solid company and will become even more so”.

“This is great news for our company, and for all our business partners too, adds Ruben van der Zouw, Vinkova’s commercial director. They will all benefit from the strong capabilities the Berlin Packaging Group has to offer. The Vinkova team is ready to start this new chapter in our history.” 

“The acquisition of a solid glass packaging supplier in the food & beverage industry allows us to further extend the presence of Berlin Packaging on the European glass packaging market, completing the range of glass-plastic-closure products”, Paolo Recrosio underlined, CEO of Berlin Packaging Europe. “It also offers us huge business opportunities, thereby confirming the validity of our strategy and the consistency of our project”.

“In addition to consolidating our positioning in Northern Europe, this acquisition allows us to support customers of all sizes and from all market segments, strengthening our commercial relations and the range of extremely high-quality services”, declared Bill Hayes, CEO and President of Berlin Packaging.

Fully in line with the Berlin Packaging acquisitions strategy, the workforce and structure of Vinkova will not change in any way: all employees will remain with the company, as confirmation of the growth and development objectives in Europe.

Berlin Packaging

Berlin Packaging is the world’s only Hybrid Packaging Supplier® specialised in the supply of glass, plastic and metal containers and closures. Each year, the company supplies thousands of articles to customers of all sectors, together with packaging design services, financing, consultancy, storage and logistics. 

More information is available from BerlinPackaging.com

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