Alpha Packaging Europe significantly expanded manufacturing capabilities in Europe with the November 2017 acquisition of a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Etten-Leur, Netherlands. Prior to this acquisition, Alpha operated a manufacturing plant in Roosendaal, Netherlands which focused on PET plastic packaging for the nutritional supplement and OTC pharma markets. When we added the Etten-Leur location to our network, we added a broad portfolio of PET plastic food packaging and more than doubled our capacity in Europe. In 2018, we combined the operations of both facilities into the Etten-Leur location to improve service levels and offer greater efficiencies to customers across the continent.
The 15,000-square-meter Etten-Leur facility has 33 one stage production lines it includes 4,000 square meters of manufacturing space and 7,000 square meters of modern warehouse. The team in Etten-Leur is known for the design and production of custom and stock polyethylene terephthalate (PET) containers for the food and beverage, personal care and OTC markets. The facility serves both direct customers and the container distributor market in Europe. The location serves more than 250 customers in 27 countries.
In 2021 Boxmore Plastics in Ireland was added to the Alpha Packaging family.
Founded in 1961, Boxmore is a leading manufacturer of high-density polyethylene (HDPE) plastic packaging for the beverage, industrial, concentrates, healthcare and food markets in Ireland. Boxmore operates a 120,000 square foot facility that includes extrusion blow molding, injection blow molding and injection molding technologies along with container decorating capabilities. The company is accredited with ISO 9001, 14001, 45001 and FSSC 22000 certifications.