Detmold commits to paper and board

Australian owned global packaging company Detmold Group says it is shifting its focus to growing its paper and board products division with a series of investments planned for FY2015, after selling its flexibles division to Amcor.

Alf Ianniello, CEO of Detmold Group, says the recent sale completes a strategic initiative that began in 2011. He says the group constantly assesses its divisions to maintain a sustainable manufacturing presence in the Australian market.

Alf Ianniello, CEO of Detmold Group

Alf Ianniello, CEO of Detmold Group

He tells APP, “The recent sale of our flexibles division to Amcor Flexibles illustrates our commitment to concentrate on growth and further investment in the company’s core capability of paper and board products.”

The company has recently made a $2m investment into its Adelaide plant; Ianniello says further projects are planned for the 2015 financial year.

The company is now in its 66th year since its 1948 start-up in Adelaide, South Australia, by Colin Detmold.

It produces fast food containers and coffee cups, food trays, pails, cartons, wraps, napkins and bags for some of the world’s most recognisable food retailers including McDonalds, KFC, Hungry Jacks and Burger King as well as supermarket chains, cinema groups and a variety of food outlets.

It also services the retail market with paper carry bags, gift bags and wrapping paper, and supplies manufacturing companies direct with films, laminations and barrier structures, printed rewinds, industrial labels and pallet liners for sectors such as FMCG, food, minerals and pharmaceuticals.

The group has 19 offices worldwide and manufacturing plants in Australia, Indonesia, China, South Africa and Vietnam. It employs around 1650 people throughout its operations.


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