ALPLA, the global manufacturer of plastic packaging solutions based in Austria, is further expanding its recycling activities – it is moving into polyolefin recycling with its acquisition of two companies based in Spain.
With two of its own PET recycling plants in Austria and Poland (PET Recycling Team) and joint ventures in Mexico and Germany, ALPLA has long been an established partner in the field of PET recycling. These operations currently have an annual capacity of 70,000 tonnes. ALPLA is now taking the next step by buying two high density polyethylene (HDPE) recycling plants.
ALPLA signed the purchase agreements for the acquisition of Suminco S.A. in Montcada (near Barcelona) and Replacal S.L. in Palencia (north of Madrid) in October. Both businesses belong to a Spanish family-owned enterprise with more than 35 years of experience in manufacturing HDPE recyclates.
The annual capacity of the plants, which have a workforce totalling 50, will be expanded to 35,000 tonnes. The businesses will continue to operate under the existing management. The contracting partners have agreed not to disclose any further details.