Berlin Packaging Continues European Expansion with Acquisition of Verrerie Calvet in France
Verrerie Calvet reportedly brings extensive experience in packaging for wine and spirits; olive oil; and gourmet seasonings, marinades, and sauces.
Berlin Packaging, a full-service supplier of glass, plastic, and metal containers and closures, recently announced its acquisition of Verrerie Calvet, a packaging supplier strategically located in Aimargues, France. Verrerie Calvet reportedly brings extensive experience in packaging for wine and spirits; olive oil; and gourmet seasonings, marinades, and sauces.
Last year, Verrerie Calvet worked with more than 1,700 companies in France and across Europe. The company offers glass bottles and jars, along with a wide range of metal containers, closures, and specialty boxes and bags for transporting and shipping wine and oil. The company also offers glass customization and decoration, including an in-house screen-printing service.
Berlin Packaging, a $2.6 billion global supplier of rigid packaging products and services to customers of all types across all sectors, has operated in North America since 1898. Its European operations include the Bruni Glass division (headquarters in Milan, Italy, and locations and warehouses through Italy, France, and Spain) and its Bruni Erben division (locations and warehouses in England, Scotland, and South Africa).
Verrerie Calvet will be integrated into the Bruni Glass organization and will be run in partnership with Bruni Glass’ team in France. All of the product lines that Verrerie Calvet brings are now available to all customers of Berlin Packaging, Bruni Glass and Bruni Erben.
“We are excited to become part of the Berlin Packaging family and to embrace our new Bruni Glass colleagues,” said Stéphan and Eric Calvet of Verrerie Calvet. “We are proud of what we have built, and we 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 underway.
“Joining with Verrerie Calvet strengthens our enterprise in France and across Europe,” said Paolo Recrosio, managing director of Bruni Glass. “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.”