Amcor Rigid Plastics USA, LLC has purchased the manufacturing assets and intellectual property of Eco-Groupe, Inc., a privately held preform manufacturing operation with four manufacturing sites in the United States. Amcor Rigid Plastics has also purchased a minority equity interest in EnKon, LLC, a woman-owned business enterprise affiliate of Eco-Groupe, Inc.
"This acquisition will continue our growth strategy and commitment to the packaging industry," said Mike Schmitt, Amcor Rigid Plastics president. "Eco-Groupe's technologies will strengthen our innovation focus and expand our offerings to customers."
Eco-Groupe's technology portfolio includes a modular molding system called Viper, which allows for multiple size preforms to be injected simultaneously, and Eco-Pod, a mobile manufacturing system.
"We look forward to welcoming the Eco-Groupe employees as our co-workers," Schmitt said. "Our focus will remain on delivering the highest levels of quality and service to all customers as we move forward."
Amcor Rigid Plastics is among the world's largest manufacturers of rigid plastic packaging for the food, beverage, spirits, personal care, home care and healthcare industries with 58 facilities in 12 countries. Based in Ann Arbor, Mich., Amcor Rigid Plastics is a subsidiary of Amcor Limited.
Amcor Limited is a global leader in responsible packaging solutions, employing more than 29,000 people worldwide and operating in more than 40 countries throughout 180-plus sites. Amcor supplies rigid and flexible packaging solutions to enhance products consumers use in everyday life. Amcor also provides packaging-related services to help customers succeed through collaboration and innovation driven by art and science.
Amcor Rigid Plastics USA acquired Eco-Groupe