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09-08-2016

Klöckner Pentaplast Acquires Turkish Packaging Company

The global rigid film producer Klöckner Pentaplast will acquire Farmamak, Gebze, Turkey, from private equity company Gözde Girişim Sermayesi Yatırım Ortaklığı A.Ş. Farmamak will operate as a subsidiary within the Klöckner Pentaplast Group, Montabaur, Germany.

From left: Mustafa Aydemir (CEO Gözde Girisim), Murat Ülker (Chairman of Yildiz Holding), Giles Peacock (Group Senior Vice President Food & Consumer Packaging Klöckner Pentaplast), Rolf Liebfried (Group Director Corporate Development Klöckner Pentaplast) (© Klöckner Pentaplast)

Klöckner Pentaplast, a world-leading producer of rigid films for the pharmaceutical, medical devices, food and consumer packaging and beverages, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the rigid film producer Farmamak. Farmamak is a leading rigid film producer in Turkey (and the surrounding regions) and currently resides under Gözde Girişim. “We are excited for our first acquisition since 2011, together - with Farmamak as a local leader - this transaction allows us to improve our customer focus in Turkey and throughout the Middle East to improve our regional service and capabilities,” commented Wayne M. Hewett, Chief Executive Officer, Klöckner Pentaplast.

Farmamak, with sales of TRY 155 million (approx. EUR 47 million) employs around 230 people. “Integrating Farmamak into the Klöckner Pentaplast Group shows great confidence in the potential of our company and our employees and brings more opportunities in the market to unlock further growth" said Kurt Kuruç, Managing Director of Farmamak. Through targeted portfolio adjustments, Farmamak aims to further strengthen its position as a leading film provider in the food, consumer packaged goods and pharmaceutical segments. Together with Klöckner Pentaplast, Farmamak offers a wider range of products and comprehensive services at a local level.

The transaction is subject to approval by the competition authorities. Until such approval is granted, Klöckner Pentaplast and Farmamak will operate independently.

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Klöckner Pentaplast GmbH

Industriegebiet Heiligenroth
DE 56410 Montabaur
Tel.: 02602 915-0
Fax: 02602 915179

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