Packaging firm GPA Global announces double acquisition

By Julia Wray | 20-Jan-2022

The packaging, display and logistics company is buying Poland’s ASG and Southern California Graphics

GPA Global, which specialises in packaging, point-of-sale display and logistics solutions, is set to acquire Polish packaging maker ASG, as well as print and packaging company Southern California Graphics (SCG) in two independent deals.

The Shenzhen, China headquartered company is bolstering its European position with the ASG takeover; ASG focuses on high-quality folding cartons and rigid boxes for the luxury industry and is based just outside of Warsaw in a 8,000sqm facility offering turnkey packaging solutions.

GPA Global already has a strong European footprint with three technical and sales offices established in the UK, France and the Netherlands.

“The acquisition of the plant delivers against GPA Global's ambition to be as close as possible to our customers,” said Vincent Isselin, the newly announced Business Director, France at GPA Global.

“In addition, the offices are genuine centres of creation. The focus will be on innovation and helping our clients achieve their aesthetic, technical and economic goals, while respecting their sustainability commitments.

“The synergies within the group, know-hows and materials, make it possible to respond in a global way to the challenges faced by brands. The addition of this facility announces GPA as an important new player in the European market."

The SCG acquisition, meanwhile, will enhance GPA Global’s large format and commercial print manufacturing capabilities.

Tim Toomey, CEO of the 1974-founded company, will stay on to continue to develop growth strategy.

“Joining GPA will create new and exciting opportunities in the world of packaging, further expanding on SCG’s large format capabilities, as well as logistics and distribution,” said Toomey.

“Together, we will be well positioned to serve all aspects of our clients’ marketing needs as one complete solution.

“Packaging and digital services are the two fastest growing markets in the printing industry today and we expect to grow together in both of these areas to meet our customers’ evolving needs and goals.”

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