Strategic investments

Europapier Slovensko takes over Espack

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Europapier Slovensko  has announced the acquisition of business assets of Bratislava-based Espack. For Europapier Slovensko, the step is in line with its strategic goal to diversify and develop in related industries, in this case the hygiene, toiletries and food packaging markets in Central and Eastern Europe.  Espack moved its employees and activities to Europapier’s branch, which is also based in Bratislava, as of 4 July 2022. No financial details on the transaction were published.

Europapier has annual sales exceeding 28 million EUR and is a market leader in the sale of paper as well as a major player in the hygiene and cleaning chemicals markets.

«Espack is an important company in the food packaging sector, » explains Josef Misof, CEO of Europapier Slovakia. «The company offers both hygiene and cleaning products, which fits perfectly into our current product portfolio.  We are thus able to expand the product range for our existing customers and at the same time increase our market share by taking over Espack’s customers.»

In 2021, Europapier started operating in the food packaging segment when it took over Kikoshop. With the current acquisition of Espack, Europapier aims to increase its footing in the food packaging segment for the hospitality industry (hotel, restaurant, café, horeca) and resellers.

Vienna-based Europapier Group is an important wholesaler in Central and Eastern Europe. It has 1,000 employees and is active in 13 countries. The company is part of pulp and paper manufacturer Heinzel Group, which operates two other trading companies: heinzelsales and Bunzl&Biach.