Novio Packaging Group acquires Flacopac and Deflaco
Stronger position in the European market and more extensive product range
Novio Packaging Group, an international player in the packaging industry, has announced its acquisition of German-Swiss packaging company Flacopac/Deflaco, effective as of today. This move increases the group’s market share in Europe and gives the Netherlands-based company a significantly stronger presence in the industry.
Novio Packaging Group, which previously acquired Haal Verpakkingen BV and Scandinavian Packaging AS in 2018, has again expanded its sales channels and customer base in Europe through the acquisition of Flacopac (Germany) and sister company Deflaco (Switzerland) in 2019. This acquisition will also significantly expand the range of services and products offered by the group.
“These acquisitions allow us to combine our strengths to create a broader product offer, particularly in the cosmetics and perfume sectors. Furthermore, the addition of strong markets such as Germany and Switzerland to our sales region will allow us to consolidate and further strengthen our position in Europe”, say Marck Jansen and Erik Trum, the Managing Directors of Novio Packaging Group. “In combination with the high-quality services and quality focus of Flacopac/Deflaco, we see major opportunities for professionally expanding our international strength.”
Flacopac and Deflaco also look to the future with confidence. Founder Jürgen Schmidt: “As part of the Novio Packaging Group, we will be able to develop our products and innovations more intensively and market them throughout Europe. The acquisition is undoubtedly a step in the direction of an even more positive future as it gives us greater buying power, expands our range and improves overall professionalism. It is beneficial for Novio Packaging Group, for us and above all for our customers.”
Flacopac and Deflaco will continue their development activities at the existing sites. No staff changes are planned. Jürgen Schmidt remains associated with both companies as a consultant. Hans-Jürgen Schmidt stays on as the Managing Director of Flacopac. Melanie von Escher continues to manage Deflaco, which she reorganised in 2015. Both companies will continue to operate under their current names during the coming year.
About Novio Packaging Group
Novio Packaging Group B.V., an internationally active group of companies, has operated as a distributor of primary packaging products and packaging solutions in highly diverse markets (ranging from pharmaceuticals and cosmetics to food and household goods) since 1978. From the company’s base in Wijchen, the Netherlands, the sales team focuses on offering customers expert advice, innovative solutions and good service. Building a good customer relationship has the highest priority. Thanks in part to its solid expertise in sustainable products and solutions, strong IT and logistics capabilities and large network in Europe and Asia, the company has grown steadily, from 5 employees in the year 2000 to 100 employees today.
When Flacopac was founded in 1974, the company focused strongly on the plastic film industry. In the eighties, the German company concentrated on distributing glass bottles and pumps and became a specialist in multi-component packaging. Together with Swiss sister company Deflaco, Flacopac now increasingly develops packaging systems in glass and plastic, e.g. the company’s well-known patented Quickbrush system for nail polish and the Moduli roll-on units, which have become almost universal mass-market products. At the same time, the German-Swiss group offers tubular glass and sampling services. Flacopac/Deflaco are internationally known for their broad product range, high-quality services and innovative products. The companies operate from Deizisau (Germany) and Thalwil (Switzerland) and employ 16 people in total.