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AR Packaging Acquires Folding Carton Producer Istragrafika in Croatia

AR Packaging - Istragrafika Istragrafika is a producer of high quality folding carton products for the tobacco, food and consumer goods segments. The company is located in in Kanfanar, Croatia.

Jan. 2, 2019 - AR Packaging Group AB announced on Dec. 27, 2018 that it has acquired all outstanding shares in Istragrafika, d.d., a producer of high quality folding carton products for the tobacco, food and consumer goods segments. Istragrafika, headquartered in Kanfanar, Croatia, has a workforce of approx. 160 employees.

“AR Packaging has a strategic plan built on three pillars — further growth in Europe in selected business segments, global expansion with selected packaging solutions and further improved operational excellence and cost-efficiency. This approach has proven very successful and with the acquisition of Istragrafika we strengthen our presence and position further in selected segments”, says Harald Schulz, President and CEO of AR Packaging.

Istragrafika, the leading packaging company in Croatia, serves a broad customer base across several segments out of its production facility in Kanfanar. With its skilled workforce, the company has been able to attract and secure a variety of local and multinational customers, including global blue chip companies within markets segments such as tobacco and food service, among others.

Harald Schulz, President and CEO of AR Packaging, says: “We are very pleased to widen our European footprint with this important and strategic geographic expansion. Together with the highly experienced management team at Istragrafika, we are confident that we will continue to provide our — now joint — customer base with a sustainable supply of high quality products.”

With headquarters in Lund, Sweden, AR Packaging is one of Europe's leading companies in the packaging sector with 2200 employees across 17 factories in nine countries. To learn more, please visit: https://www.ar-packaging.com

SOURCE: AR Packaging