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Impress completes acquistion of Amcor’s Australasian Food and Aerosol Can businesses

Metal packaging specialist Impress has announced that it has completed the acquisition of Amcor Group’s Food and Aerosol Can operations in Australia and New Zealand.

Impress has bought seven production facilities which supply steel food cans, easy open ends and peelable ends to food markets including ready meals, fruit and vegetables, as well as steel and aluminium aerosol cans for cosmetics, air fresheners and insecticides. The operations being acquired have an annual turnover of around €150m and employ some 600.

“We are very pleased to welcome these Amcor businesses into the Impress Group,” says Francis Labbé, Impress ceo. “We are confident we can further improve today’s well-run operation, which has a strong reputation for quality and reliability, through the deployment of Impress’ skills, particularly in operational excellence and innovation.”

Following the acquisition Impress will have pro forma annual sales of €1.8bn, employing approximately 8,600 staff in 59 countries worldwide.