POLAND – Coveris, a leading international packaging manufacturer, has finalized the acquisition of Hadepol Flexo, a producer of flexible paper and packaging films.

Hadepol Flexo specializes in pre-made wicketed and paper bags for bread, bakery, and confectionary products, primarily serving the Polish domestic market.

This strategic move marks Coveris’ fourth acquisition in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), following recent acquisitions of packaging sites in Hungary, Poland, and the Czech Republic.

“We are thrilled to welcome Hadepol Flexo as the newest member of the Coveris network,” commented Christian Kolarik, CEO of Coveris.

“The demand for flexible packaging is on the rise, and Hadepol Flexo’s expertise in both flexible paper and film packaging will enhance our ability to meet our customers’ needs with leading-edge products and services.”

Founded in 1994, Hadepol Flexo operates two production facilities in Rypin, Poland, focusing on flexible paper and film-based packaging solutions for bakeries and supermarkets.

“The product offerings of Hadepol Flexo perfectly supplement our existing portfolio for bakery and confectionery customers,” said Emilio Vidri, Sales Director of Flexibles at Coveris.

“We will be able to offer more features and sizes to our customers immediately, completing our offering,” he added.

“Our colleagues in Rypin will benefit from access to Coveris’ pool of know-how, planned investments in the site, and all opportunities arising from working in an international company.”

In other developments, Coveris Group invested €3 million (US$3.25m) in a new Comexi press to advance its ‘No Waste’ commitment through improved print and operational efficiencies.

The new press is expected to deliver high print quality and speed efficiencies while minimizing energy consumption per job.

Scheduled to be operational by August at Coveris’ flagship facility in Louth, the 1.7 m wide web press features GeniusTech’s automated intelligence to optimize changeovers, impressions, and registration.

Capable of printing with ten colors at speeds up to 600 m/min, Coveris anticipates this press will significantly enhance capacity for the rapid downstream printing of fresh food and beverage films, supporting the site’s growth in recyclable MonoFlex and recycled ReGen extruded films.

Additionally, last month, the packaging supplier extended its block bottom bag range with monomaterial paper, responding to the growing demand for environmentally sustainable and recyclable solutions.

The new bags help reduce overall packaging waste, can be recycled in existing paper streams, and offer a premium look and feel on the shelf.

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