Elopak and GLS announce JV in India

By Jim Cornall contact

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Pic: GLS/Elopak
Pic: GLS/Elopak

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Elopak and GLS have announced a joint venture in which the two companies will each have 50% ownership.

The newly formed company, GLS Elopak, headquartered at Gurugram in Haryana, India, intends to capitalize on consumer demand in India.

The company is being established to manufacture and process fresh and aseptic packaging solutions, to ensure liquid food is safe and accessible to consumers across the globe. The company will cater to both fresh and aseptic segments with applications such as dairy, plant-based drinks, juice, water and liquor.

Elopak, a global supplier of carton packaging and filling equipment, offers sustainable packaging solutions as an alternative to plastic bottles. The joint venture aligns with Elopak’s ambitions to expand geographically and meet the rising demand for sustainable packaging solutions. Geographic expansion is one of the five key growth pillars Elopak has prioritized.

With its manufacturing hub close to Delhi at Rewari in Haryana, India, GLS Elopak will be the only producer of fiber-based packaging for liquid food in the Haryana area. It will immediately start to offer Roll-Fed aseptic cartons under the brand “ALPAK” in various sizes, along with end-to-end service support, to customers. Going forward, the company will introduce Pure-Pak fresh cartons, Pure-Pak aseptic cartons and complementary solutions.

Elopak CEO Thomas Körmendi said, “We are delighted to announce this latest exciting step in our journey as we look to deliver on our growth strategy. India is the world’s biggest milk market, with serious growth potential. Together with GLS, there is an opportunity for us to be at the forefront of offering innovative and sustainable packaging solutions to this market that protect both the product and the environment.

“GLS’ innovative methods and state of the art processes are impressive, and we look forward to working with them closely through GLS Elopak to capitalize on this opportunity to meet growing demand.”

GLS director Arpit Goyal said, “We are elated to announce our strategic partnership with Elopak. We strongly believe that the capabilities and synergies between the two organizations, and shared vision of the management will result in a leading liquid packaging company in India, which is both sustainable and innovative in its approach.

“Given the growth potential in India and the need for alternative packaging solutions, especially in the fresh milk and water segment, GLS Elopak will be able to add value and contribute to the country in the best possible manner.”

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