Amcor acquires U.S. folding carton manufacturer, distributor Marfred Industries to strengthen its market position, provide new products

LOS ANGELES and BUENA PARK, California , September 16, 2011 (press release) – Manufactured Packaging Products Amcor Packaging Distribution (APD) has acquired Marfred Industries, one of the largest independently owned packaging manufacturers and packaging distributors in the United States.

With six locations in California, Marfred will significantly augment Amcor's value proposition and position in the market. The combined businesses will provide new products, additional services and technical support for all customers. The business will be backed by Amcor's extensive global supplier base, optimal logistics and a proven operational infrastructure.

For 64 years, Amcor Packaging Distribution has offered their customers a broad range of packaging materials, packaging equipment and industrial supplies. Their intense focus on customer service excellence and reliability has been a cornerstone of their rapid and successful growth in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe and Asia.

According to APD head Bernie Salvatore, "We are proud to join forces with Marfred. They have earned a significant reputation in the marketplace for outstanding customer service and innovative packaging solutions. The two companies share common histories, values and a passion for exceeding customer expectations. Together, we look forward to the diverse solutions our combined capabilities will bring to our customers, co-workers and suppliers."


About Amcor Packaging Distribution and Amcor Ltd.

Melbourne, Australia-based Amcor Ltd. [www.amcor.com] is a global packaging leader with diversified operations in Australia, New Zealand, Europe, Asia and the Americas. Amcor Packaging Distribution based in Buena Park, California manufactures corrugated boxes through its Manufactured Packaging Products (MPP) division [www.mppmfg.com] as well as distributes packaging and industrial supplies and provides engineered packaging solutions through its Landsberg division [www.landsberg.com].

About Marfred Industries

Marfred was founded in 1963 and through its corrugated manufacturing, folding carton manufacturing and packaging distribution services it has become one of the largest independently owned packaging manufacturers in the United States [www.marfred.com].

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