Foli de México Joins GPA Global

We are excited to announce that Foli de México, a leading packaging, display, and commercial printing company in Mexico, is now part of our global family. This strategic move reinforces GPA Global’s position as the global leader in the packaging sector and represents a significant step forward in the company’s mission to deliver cutting-edge solutions and sustainable practices to its customers across the globe.

Foli de México, led by its visionary founders Gabriel Ibarrola and Norman Klein, has garnered widespread acclaim for its innovative folding packaging designs that captivate consumers and elevate product value. With their expertise in folding packaging design and production across various industries, Foli has been very active in the spirits and chocolate industries. Working with brands such as Mars, Hershey’s, Ferrero, Perfetti Van Melle, Diageo and Pernod Ricard, Foli has established itself as one of the most acclaimed providers of luxury packaging and merchandising solutions.

Headquartered in Estado De Mexico, Foli de México boasts over 35 years of industry experience, a global network of service centres, and a diverse clientele of more than 300 international brands. Foli offers modern facilities and an installed capacity of more than 43,000 m2 equipped with the latest technology. Their world-class infrastructure and international certifications underscore their commitment to excellence, customer satisfaction and employee wellbeing.



GPA co-founders and CEOs, Adam Melton and Tom T Wang, express their enthusiasm about the combination and warmly welcome Gabriel Ibarrola and Norman Klein, the CEOs and founders of Foli de México, and the incredibly talented Foli team to the GPA family.

Tom Wang stated “I firmly believe that this partnership will bring numerous benefits to both our valued customers and stakeholders. With an expanded product portfolio, cutting-edge technology, and a broader range of services, we are better positioned to meet and exceed our customer expectations. Together, we will continue to deliver innovative and sustainable packaging solutions that drive success for our clients.”

Gabriel and Norman, share their excitement regarding the new partnership between GPA and their company, Foli.

Norman Klein expressed his excitement about joining forces with GPA Global, stating, “We are very excited and optimistic to join forces with GPA and start this new chapter. This agreement recognizes our hard work and success of the past 35 years and the result of our customer´s satisfaction with Foli as a trusted and reliable supplier. We are sure that our local experience and tenacity plus GPA’s strengths and expertise in luxury packaging will result in a one of a kind winning combination that will support our continued growth, diversification and further enhance our customer satisfaction.”

Gabriel Ibarrola added “We are pleased to establish this long-term partnership to join forces with GPA. We are aware that this alliance is due to the great work that our team has achieved to stand out in the sector all these years. Nowadays, we are constantly facing challenges, which is why we hope to bring new opportunities, as well as exponential and sustainable growth to Foli and its collaborators, leading to a better future.”



Adam Melton concluded, ” This is a monumental day for GPA as we are so proud to add the talented folks from Foli de México to the team.  This is a key piece of the global puzzle that we have been building and will support our in-region / near-shoring services and production capabilities.  The flagship facility and team that Gabriel and Norman have assembled in Mexico City holds the highest standards for quality, sustainability, and excellence to meet the demands of our enterprise clients.  They are a perfect alignment and hold the GPA core values at heart.  Special acknowledgement goes out to our CFO, Colin Gater, who has worked tirelessly to get this deal over the line.  Supported by the folks at Deloitte and the commitment by Gabriel and Norman to find solutions to every challenge.  Thank you. Very excited to bring this offering to the world.”

The addition of Foli de México to the Group, closely follows GPA’s recent acquisition of Jenco Productions in North America, which solidifies our presence in Latin America and reinforces nearshoring and onshoring manufacturing strategy wherever possible or required.

Our recent expansion efforts align with our commitment to assisting clients in reducing carbon emissions, optimizing supply chains for faster market access, and mitigating material supply risks, all while advancing their vision of a more sustainable and innovative packaging industry.

About Foli de México:

Foli de México is a leading Mexican company in the packaging and printing industry, boasting a team of over 600 experts. With a strong presence in the Mexican market, the company specializes in providing diverse packaging and print solutions, including hot stamping, displays, and eco-friendly options, to international brands. Founded in 1988 by Gabriel Ibarrola and Norman Klein, Foli de México continues to thrive under their visionary leadership.

As Foli de México continues to flourish, the company remains steadfast in its commitment to delivering premium packaging and printing solutions that continue to exceed the expectations of their valued clientele. With a talented and dedicated team of experts, Foli de México is poised to further expand its reach and impact in the global packaging and printing landscape following this agreement.

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4 August 2023
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