Huhtamäki Oyj completed the acquisition of Positive Packaging


Huhtamäki Oyj completed the acquisition of Positive Packaging

Huhtamaki has completed the acquisition of Positive Packaging, a flexible packaging company with nine manufacturing facilities in India and the United Arab Emirates as well as significant business in Africa and other export markets. With the acquisition Huhtamaki continued to implement its strategy of quality growth and significantly strengthens its position in the fast-growing emerging markets. The annual net sales of the acquired business are approximately EUR 220 million and it employs approximately 2,500 people in India and UAE as well as in sales offices in seven countries. The debt free purchase price was USD 336 million. The business will be consolidated into the Flexible Packaging business segment as of February 1, 2015.

For further information, please contact:
Jukka Moisio, CEO, tel. +358 10 686 7801
Thomas Geust, CFO, tel. +358 10 686 7880

Group Communications

Huhtamaki is a global specialist in packaging for food and drink. With our network of 58 manufacturing units and 18 sales offices in 30 countries, we're well placed to support our customers' growth wherever they operate. Mastering three distinctive packaging technologies, approximately 13,800 employees develop and make packaging that helps great products reach more people, more easily. In 2013 our net sales totaled EUR 2.3 billion. The Group has its head office in Espoo, Finland and the parent company Huhtamäki Oyj is listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd. Additional information is available at