Switzerland-based SIG completes acquisition of Illinois-based Scholle IPN, a producer of sustainable packaging systems and solutions for food and beverages, including bag-in-box and spouted pouches; business will be fully consolidated from June 1

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June 2, 2022 (press release) –

SIG today announces the successful completion of its acquisition of Scholle IPN. The business will be fully consolidated from June 1, 2022.

SIG announced on February 1, 2022 that it had entered into an agreement to acquire 100% of Scholle IPN. Scholle IPN is a leading innovator of sustainable packaging systems and solutions for food and beverages, with retail, institutional and industrial customers. It is the global leader in bag-in-box and number two in spouted pouches. In the twelve months ended December 31, 2021, Scholle IPN generated revenue of approximately €474 million and adjusted EBITDA of approximately €90 million1.

The strategic fit in terms of portfolio, geographies, categories, and technologies offers exciting opportunities for customers, employees and shareholders. The combined group will be able to develop the business to new levels, using the joint know-how to grow and innovate faster, while advancing its leadership in sustainable packaging systems. With this acquisition, SIG will be able to offer the most sustainable low-carbon packaging solutions across a wide range of categories and product sizes.

Ross Bushnell, formerly Chief Executive Officer of Scholle IPN, has joined SIG’s Group Executive Board as President of Scholle IPN, an SIG company, as of completion. Laurens Last, the previous owner of Scholle IPN, joined SIG’s Board of Directors in April 2022 upon election at SIG’s Annual General Meeting. Mr. Last received 33.75 million SIG shares as part of the consideration for the acquisition at completion and, with the additional shares he purchased in the open market, he currently holds 9.18% of SIG’s issued share capital.

Samuel Sigrist, Chief Executive Officer of SIG, said: “We are delighted to welcome Scholle IPN to the SIG family. Together, we are looking forward to pursuing additional growth opportunities and developing exciting innovations for the food and beverage industry in sustainable barrier technologies and high-speed aseptic filling.”

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About SIG

SIG is a leading provider of packaging solutions for a more sustainable world. We work in partnership with our customers to bring food and beverage products to consumers around the world in a safe, sustainable and affordable way. Our unique technology and outstanding innovation capacity enable us to provide our customers with end-to-end solutions for differentiated products, smarter factories and connected packs, all to address the ever-changing needs of consumers. Sustainability is integral to our business and we are going Way Beyond Good to create a net positive food packaging system.

Founded in 1853, SIG is headquartered in Neuhausen, Switzerland. The skills and experience of our approximately 5,900 employees worldwide enable us to respond quickly and effectively to the needs of our customers in over 70 countries. In 2021, SIG produced 42 billion carton packs and generated over €2.0 billion in revenue. SIG has an AA ESG rating by MSCI, a 13.4 (low risk) score by Sustainalytics and a Platinum CSR rating by EcoVadis. For more information, visit www.sig.bizhttp://www.sig.biz.

For insights into trends that drive the food and beverage industry and inspire us to innovate, visit our SIGnals blog: https://www.sig.biz/signals/en

 

About Scholle IPN

Scholle IPN, now part of SIG, is a global leader in innovative sustainable packaging solutions including the manufacture of barrier films, ergonomic fitments, and state-of-the-art filling and sealing equipment for bag-in-box and spouted pouches.

Founded in 1947, Scholle IPN is headquartered in Northlake, IL, USA. and has approximately 2,100 employees worldwide. In 2021, Scholle IPN produced over 480 million bag-in-box packages, holding nearly 10 billion liters of product, and over 3 billion spouted pouches.

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