We’re pleased to announce that GPA Global has officially acquired the ASG Print manufacturing facility in Pruszków, Poland, marking the start of a new strategic phase for GPA within Europe.
ASG Print is a trusted packaging company with office locations around Europe, including London, Paris and the Netherlands. Their team has over 25 years’ experience in producing high-quality folding cartons and rigid boxes, and offers turnkey solutions that cover everything from design through to delivery.
Their modern packaging supersite in Poland has a floorspace of 8,000 square meters, and is equipped with the latest generation machinery, a highly skilled workforce and a unique IT-software that seamlessly integrates with customer systems.
We will be using this facility to design and manufacture folding cartons, rigid boxes and other board and paper products, making use of the team’s skillset, which also includes verifiable coding and serialization, special finishes and hand assembly.
The London, Paris and the Netherlands offices currently provide technical support for ASG’s existing customer base and we will be looking to invest in and expand these locations to complement the products and services they already provide.
With a central location just outside Warsaw, this new base will allow us to support the ever-evolving needs of our clients in Europe, giving them the opportunity to nearshore their supply chains – a key step for brands whose processes have been disrupted by recent global supply chain issues. Not only will our localized packaging solutions reduce financial costs, they will also help our clients achieve their sustainability goals and commitments.
Having established a similar manufacturing presence within both North America and East Asia, this new site further expands our global supply chain offering.
Our CEO, Adam Melton and Global President Tom Wang have the following to say about this development:
We are very excited to add the ASG team to the GPA Global family. They bring decades of experience in manufacturing folding cartons and rigid boxes in the EMEA region, and cover many client categories from consumer electronics to health & beauty. As global supply chains are migrating closer to where products are consumed, having a manufacturing base in Poland is of strategic importance for GPA and we intend to continue to expand our presence in the region. – Adam Melton, CEO
GPA is excited by the potential to expand the products and services we provide to our existing customers. As a group we have a long history of servicing Home Entertainment customers in the North American market. We are honored and proud to have been the production partner for some of the most significant releases in the industry and we are excited to welcome ASG to be part of our group. With our combined strength and capabilities, we look forward to expanding our global offering to our combined customer base. – Tom Wang, President
Jamie Toms, Managing Director of ASG Print, also commented on the acquisition:
After 20 years working with ASG Print, I am delighted to announce that the ASG team will be joining GPA Global. GPA will provide longevity and financial stability to ASG through continued investment, while we will continue to deliver “best in class” integrated supply chain solutions for European print packaging customers. This, in combination with GPA Global China’s sourcing solutions, is a truly unique offering to both existing and new customers.
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Author: Ivona Baxter
Published: 30 November 2021