Expansion in the Caribbean with acquisition of packaging specialist

Date: 24.01.2024Source: Alpla Group / Fortiflex

ALPLA has acquired the Puerto Rico based packaging specialist Fortiflex. With the acquisition of Fortiflex, ALPLA strengthens its industrial division, established in 2023 for large-volume packaging solutions and expands its offerings as a complete provider.

The company is accelerating the production of large-volume plastic packaging with the internationally active packaging and recycling specialist having acquired all shares in Fortiflex, Inc. The two companies have been partners since 2017, producing buckets, lids, crates, tubs and other products at locations in Puerto Rico, Costa Rica and the Dominican Republic.

Founded in 1975, Fortiflex is one of the leading manufacturers in Central America and the Caribbean, with a range of more than 700 products and supply products to major regional and international customers in the construction, chemical and food industries.

Said Carlos Torres, ALPLA Managing Director Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean: “Through the acquisition of Fortiflex, we strengthen our position, expand our portfolio, and set the stage for further growth in the region. We gain decades of experience, recognised quality and state-of-the-art production lines.”

All 102 employees have been taken over by ALPLA.

Fortiflex’ production and export capacities are continually expanded, now encompassing not only Central America and the Caribbean but also South and North America. In 2023, ALPLA and Fortiflex installed a new production line for buckets in Costa Rica. Further investments are planned.

The integration of Fortiflex into the ALPLA Group, combined with the portfolio of the ALPLA industrial brand established in 2023 and ALPLA’s recycling expertise, create added value for customers in the region.

Concluded Torres: “The business with industrial containers has great potential, and as a complete provider, we deliver closures and decorations along with them.”

The acquisition was contractually agreed on 22 December 2023 the terms of which were kept confidential.  For more visit alpla.com

David Cox / IDM

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