Emsur acquires majority of Eximpack


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Emsur has reportedly acquired a significant stake of the Russian Eximpack after a successful relationship that was initiated in 2016. Emsur reinforces its presence in eastern Europe with a strong and strategic movement into the sleeves packaging market.

Emsur, the flexible plastic packaging division of Grupo Lantero, has acquired the majority of Eximpack since it was partially acquired more than two years ago. The relationships in between the two companies have been very fruitful, integrating expertise from both sides and complementing each other to add value to their clients. This movement is within the strategic framework of the company that aims to grow in new regions and expand its global footprint, increase its products and technologies portfolio and remark its focus on the beverages market and the dairy sector.


Eximpack’s core business are the shrink sleeves in eastern Europe where they are market leaders. It started its activity as a family business in 1998 in St. Petersburgh. Now, it counts with a highly efficient 10,000 sqm production site fully equipped with a skilled workforce of 240 people, and rotogravure and extrusion for shrink film technologies. Since a few months ago, it ́s operating with two new investments: a new line of gravure printing and a Combi laminator that increases the existing capacity up to 115Mm2.


The Eximpack’s acquisition highpoints the group’s commitment to the Russian market and its involvement to improve and increase the delivery of high-quality products across the whole European region including the eastern countries, a strategic decision that accompanies the one made in Coexpan, the rigid packaging division of Grupo Lantero, who is going to open a new factory in Moscow.


“I am pleased to reaffirm Eximpack as our strategic acquired partner. This operation will allow us to spread our professionalism, innovative products and quality service to the Eastern Europe. This is a win-win movement where we keep growing globally as well as adding higher value into the beverages market with our great expertise in sleeves”, said Andres Lantero, President of Grupo Lantero.


Andrey Smirnov, General Manager of Emsur Eximpack, added: “We are very pleased that the collaborative agreement with Emsur group is carried out so efficiently. We have defined ambitious market growth goals and are eager to show the flexible packaging industry what we are capable of within the sleeves spectrum”.


EMSUR is the Grupo Lantero division dedicated to the manufacture of flexible containers for packaging solutions primarily designed for the food sector, with both rotogravure and flexographic printing, including QR and Ink-jet. Among others, Emsur has capabilities to produce FFS Lidding and in-mould labelling, VFFS and HFFS bags & pouches and sleeves, die-cut lids & stickers.

EMSUR employs over 850 people and it has 10 production plants across 8 different countries with a capacity exceeding 900,000,000 square metres. Its clients are spread all over 60 countries spanning the Americas, Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia.


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