Completion of the acquisition of the Clondalkin Specialist Packaging Division

30 Jan 2015

Further to the announcement on 12 November 2014, Essentra plc (“Essentra” or “the Company”) is pleased to confirm the completion of the acquisition of 100% of the share capital of the entire Specialist Packaging Division of Clondalkin Group (“Clondalkin SPD”) with effect from today.

The acquisition of Clondalkin SPD is consistent with Essentra’s Drive for 2020 strategy of complementing balanced, profitable organic growth with value-adding acquisitions. Clondalkin SPD is a leading global provider of a broad suite of speciality secondary packaging solutions for the pharmaceutical and health & personal care industries, and transforms Essentra’s position in these targeted end-markets.

With a complementary product portfolio, and facilities located in both North America and Europe, the acquisition of Clondalkin SPD will not only broaden the range and innovation offered to customers, but will also allow the Company to meet the exacting requirements of customers who are increasingly seeking a global partner for their packaging requirements.


Essentra plc
Joanna Speed, Corporate Affairs Director
Tel: +44 (0)1908 359100

Richard Oldworth
Charles Ryland
Helen Chan
Tel: +44 (0)20 7466 5000

Notes to Editors 

Essentra plc is a FTSE 250 company and a leading global provider of essential components and solutions. Through its four strategic business units, Essentra focuses on the light manufacture and distribution of high volume, essential components which serve customers in a wide variety of end-markets and geographies.

The Components business is a global market leading manufacturer and distributor of plastic injection moulded, vinyl dip moulded and metal items. Operating units in 26 countries serve a very broad industrial base of customers with a rapid supply of products for a variety of applications in industries such as equipment manufacturing, automotive, fabrication, electronics and construction.

The Speciality Tapes business has expertise in coating multiple adhesive systems in numerous technologies. With close to 3,000 adhesive products available for same-day shipping, Essentra’s products can meet all high performance needs, from foam, magnetic, finger lift and acrylic high bond tapes to hook and loop and non-skid foam.

The Security business has been at the forefront of ID technology for over 30 years, and has access to the widest portfolio of products and services, including printers, software and consumables from leading manufacturers.

A leading provider of specialised solutions to an international customer base in a diverse range of end-markets, including oil and gas, construction, point of sale, health & personal care and consumer goods.

Essentra Porous Technologies is a leading developer and manufacturer of custom fluid handling components, engineered from a portfolio of technologies that includes bonded and non-woven fibre, polyurethane foam and porous plastics. Representing innovations used in healthcare, consumer and industrial applications, its enabling components are found in a wide range of products from medical diagnostics tests to advanced wound care pads, inkjet printer cartridges, writing instruments, clean room wipes and air fresheners.

The Pipe Protection Technologies business specialises in the manufacture of high performance innovative products from commodity resins to engineering-grade thermoplastics and polymer alloys for use in a range of end-markets. Locations in four countries, combined with a wide distributor network, serve customers around the world.

Essentra Extrusion is a leading custom profile extruder located in the Netherlands which offers a complete design and production service. One of the first companies to extrude plastics in 1956, Essentra is now one of Europe’s most advanced suppliers of co-extrusion and tri-extrusion to all branches of industry.

A leading global provider of packaging and authentication solutions to a diversified blue-chip customer base in the pharmaceutical, health & personal care, consumer and specialist packaging sectors, and to the paper and board industries. The business focuses on delivering value-adding innovation, quality and service through the provision of a wide range of products and solutions, including cartons, tapes, leaflets, foils, labels and authentication solutions.

The only global independent cigarette filter supplier. The nine worldwide locations, including a dedicated Technology Centre supported by three regional development facilities, provide a flexible infrastructure strategically positioned to serve the tobacco industry. The business supplies a wide range of value-adding high quality innovative filters, packaging solutions to the roll your own segment and analytical laboratory services to ingredient measurement to the industry.

Headquartered in the United Kingdom, Essentra’s global network extends to 33 countries and includes c. 8,600 employees, 69 principal manufacturing facilities, 64 sales & distribution operations and 5 research & development centres