Sanner acquires Jaco S.A.

Emergence of the global market leader for effervescent packaging

Bensheim, Germany / Kirchheim, France, (PresseBox) - On May 18, 2017, Sanner GmbH, a manufacturer of high-quality primary plastic packaging and medical devices, acquired the Plastina Holding AG, parent company of Jaco S.A., based in Kirchheim, Germany. Through the merger Sanner now advances to the global market leader for effervescent packaging.

Sanner is known as market leader for desiccant packaging in the global pharmaceutical and healthcare sector. The company Jaco S.A. is one of the leading manufacturers of printed and unprinted plastic tubes for effervescent tablets. "Our product portfolios complement each other ideally," says Dirk Mähr, Managing Director of Sanner GmbH. "As a result of the merger, we have significantly strengthened our market position and have become the world market leader for effervescent packaging." In 2016, Sanner generated annual sales of 63.7 million Euros, while Jaco S.A. achieved around 13 million Euros.

Bundling competencies

"Together, we offer our customers one of the most comprehensive ranges of tubes and closures, combined with numerous decoration possibilities. This allows us to operate as a system supplier in the future," says Tharcisse Decker, Managing Director of Jaco S.A. "Apart from the strong French and European market, we are now also able to enter new markets such as the Middle East or Africa more effectively," Dirk Mähr adds. Moreover, Jaco S.A.’s experience in printing technology can be used for new products, while Sanner’s competencies in research and development are of great advantage for joint, innovative projects.

The acquisition will have no effect on the employees or the production of both companies. Customers will be served by the sites in Bensheim and Kirchheim. The company name Jaco S.A. will remain unchanged for the time being. The former owners of Jaco S.A have withdrawn from business. The parties agreed on keeping the purchase price confidential.

Jaco S.A. profile

The packaging specialist Jaco S.A., founded in 1968 and headquartered in Kirchheim, France, is a leading provider of printed and unprinted tubes. The manufacturing site, which is certified according to ISO 15378, the company produces and markets plastic tubes, as well as dispensers and round containers for customers from the pharma and healthcare sectors. In 2016, 50 employees generated annual sales of approximately 13 million Euros. More information about Jaco S.A. can be found at http://www.jaco.fr/en/jaco/.

Sanner GmbH

Based in Bensheim, Germany, Sanner GmbH was founded in 1894 and is now in its fourth generation as a family-owned enterprise. Sanner develops and produces high-quality plastic packaging and components for pharmaceutical, medical and healthcare products. The world's leading manufacturer of desiccant caps, Sanner produces two billion plastic parts each year for standard and customized packaging solutions. With 500 employees in Germany, China, Indonesia, India, Hungary and the U.S., the company generated annual sales of 63.7 million Euros in 2016. Further information on Sanner is available on the Internet: www.sanner-group.com.

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