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Detmold acquires Heshan Innopak business in China

From the August 2017 issue.

Australian-owned packaging company Detmold Group announced on 31 July that it had reached agreement with United States-based Novolex to purchase the Heshan Innopak Co. assets and business.

Novolex acquired Innopak, a subsidiary of the Burrows Paper Corporation, in December 2016. Innopak manufactures a range of food wraps, paper takeaway, carry and industrial bags and food cartons in its facility in Heshan, Guangdong, China.

Detmold Group has been successfully operating in China for more than 20 years, employing more than 800 people and operating a substantial manufacturing facility in the Heshan, China area. Detmold Group will take over the Innopak operations and continue to manufacture at both sites, ensuring all customers receive a seamless transition. All Innopak staff will be offered employment by Detmold on comparable terms, including local Innopak management.

The transaction is expected to be completed by the end of August.

“We are pleased to announce this acquisition, which is an important step in our continued growth in the China market. Detmold Group’s global customers will also benefit from the additional capacity and capability that this manufacturing expansion brings to our organisation. We hope that all of Innopak’s 120 staff take up our offer to continue their careers with the Detmold Group,” says Detmold Group Chief Executive Officer Alf Ianniello.

Detmold Group is committed to sustainable manufacturing in the supply of specialised packaging products to the fast-moving consumer goods, industrial, foodservice, and retail markets.

The Group consists of five companies, Detpak, Detmold Packaging, Paper-Pak, Custom Cartons and Detmold Specialty Packaging.

Detmold was established in 1948 and currently employs more than 2500 people globally. Its headquarters is located in South Australia, with an additional 23 offices around the world and manufacturing operations in seven countries.

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