Berlin Packaging Continues European Expansion With Acquisition of Verrerie Calvet in France

Berlin Packaging, a full-service supplier of glass, plastic and metal containers and closures, recently announced the acquisition of Verrerie Calvet, a packaging supplier strategically located in Aimargues, France, the heart of Southern France’s food region. Verrerie Calvet brings extensive experience in packaging for wine, spirits, olive oil, gourmet seasonings, marinades and

Verrerie Calvet will be integrated into Berlin’s Bruni Glass organization and will be run in partnership with Bruni Glass’team in France, which has offices outside Nice as well as two warehouses. All of the product lines that Verrerie Calvet brings are now available to all customers of Berlin Packaging, Bruni Glass and Bruni Erben. Verrerie Calvet customers also now benefit from the products and services that Berlin and Bruni offer, including an array of glass packaging and innovation centers located on two continents.

“We are excited to become part of the Berlin Packaging family and to embrace our new Bruni Glass colleagues,” said Stéphan Calvet who, along with his brother Eric, owned and operated Verrerie Calvet. “I am proud of what we have built and I know this new partnership will bring much more opportunity for our customers and employees.”

The Calvet brothers will continue with the company and all Verrerie Calvet employees will also remain with the business. Plans for investment and growth are already underway.

“Joining with Verrerie Calvet strengthens our enterprise in France and across Europe,” said Paolo Recrosio, managing director of Bruni Glass, a Berlin Packaging company. “The team is talented and the product and service offerings are excellent. Our operations in France have grown at double-digit rates every year and now I expect even better things for our future together.”

“Berlin Packaging has enjoyed tremendous growth in North America and Europe,” added Andrew Berlin, chairman and CEO of Berlin Packaging. “As we move forward, I see so many opportunities to continue our natural growth and also to acquire the best companies in the packaging space. Verrerie Calvet will be another avenue for us to create jobs, as we have done already around the world.”

The acquisition of Verrerie Calvet is expected to close in the following weeks. Integration planning is already underway.

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