Chicago-based packaging distributor and manufacturer Berlin Packaging LLC is expanding again through more acquisitions in Europe.
The company announced Dec. 16 that it has purchased Barcelona-based Repli SL and Bergamo, Italy-based Pentapackaging srl. The two companies have nearly 100,000 square feet of warehouse space in Spain and Italy.
The deals mark Berlin Packaging's eighth and ninth acquisitions in Europe since 2016.
"Completing these acquisitions safely during these unprecedented times reaffirms the strength of our company and our commitment to the region," Berlin Packaging President and CEO Bill Hayes said in a news release. "We continue to execute on our strategic growth plans for Europe."
Berlin Packaging distributes glass, plastic and metal containers sourced from more than 900 suppliers. While primarily a distributor, the company has plastics molding assets in Canada, through its November acquisition of Consolidated Bottle Corp., and in Europe, through its 2019 acquisition of Dutch rigid packaging major Novio Packaging Group BV.
Private equity firm Oak Hill Capital Partners owns a majority of Berlin Packaging.