Amcor Completes Alcan Packaging Acquisition; Launches New Global Brand
HAWTHORN, Australia—Amcor (www.amcor.com) announced that the acquisition of the Alcan Packaging businesses has been completed. This acquisition provides Amcor with leading global positions in its strategic growth markets for flexible packaging and folding carton packaging for tobacco.
“We are delighted to finalize the acquisition of the Alcan Packaging assets and have their talented team join Amcor,” says Amcor’s managing director and CEO, Ken MacKenzie, “From a strategic perspective, the businesses we have acquired are strongly aligned with our nominated growth segments, and provide the ability to substantially improve the value proposition for our customers. We are now focused on ensuring seamless integration of these businesses and on achieving the synergies and opportunities offered by this acquisition.”
In addition, Amcor announced the launch of a new global brand. Coinciding with the acquisition of the Alcan Packaging assets, the global brand symbolizes the creation of a new company and represents the beginning of a new era for Amcor.
According to Amcor, the new brand enables customers, employees, and suppliers globally to recognize and connect with Amcor. “The brandmark and other symbols of our new identity reflect a new and progressive organization of people dedicated to innovation and committed to sustainability,” says MacKenzie, “With more than 300 sites across 43 countries, a strong, unified brand across all our operations and geographies is an important part of our future. As we grow and create industry leading benchmarks in packaging, our brand will represent and support our messages, relationships, and reputation.”
The new brand will be rolled out progressively over the coming months.