Tekni-Plex (Wayne, PA) has purchased Italian healthcare packaging company Lameplast SpA from Milan-based private equity firm Aksìa Group. Lameplast will become part of Tekni-Plex’s global Tekni-Films business.
Headquartered in Rovereto sul Secchia near Modena, the company is a leading Italian manufacturer of plastic single- and multi-dose containers for pharmaceutical, diagnostic, medical device, veterinary and cosmetic applications, with an emphasis on ophthalmic, vaccine, vaginal and rectal applications. Lameplast is also known for its injection molding, blow molding and injection blow molding expertise, which enables it to produce custom packaging solutions for demanding applications.
“We continue to drive our strategy by growing our business organically and through mergers and acquisitions (M&As),” said Paul Young, President and CEO of Tekni-Plex, in a prepared statement. “We have specifically focused on expanding our healthcare packaging offerings, with M&As in product or technology adjacencies. Lameplast brings Tekni-Plex specific expertise in unit and multi-dose packaging that was not part of our portfolio previously. We will now be able to offer a rigid packaging solution for prescription and over-the-counter medications and vaccines, in addition to our Tekni-Films flexible packaging options. These products are one more way we can provide value to healthcare and cosmetic companies around the world,” said Young.
The acquisition adds approximately 130 employees to the more than 3,000-strong global Tekni-Plex workforce. Lameplast General Manager Luca Iulli will continue to oversee the operation.
The company’s quality management system is certified to ISO 15378 and ISO 9001. Lameplast is also a CE-mark holder for Class I medical devices. Production is carried out in ISO 7 (Class 10,000) and ISO 8 (Class 100,000) cleanrooms according to ISO 14644-1.
Lameplast is the 12th acquisition Tekni-Plex has made in the past five years, supporting its strategy to grow its business though transformative acquisitions and strategic add-ons, said the company. It operates manufactuing sites in eight countries.