Leading European packaging company, Færch Plast A/S, with headquarters in Holstebro, Denmark, has further strengthened its position as a significant supplier to the expanding global food industry with the acquisition of Cambridgeshire-based Anson Packaging Ltd, manufacturer of high-quality thermoformed packaging solutions primarily for the UK food market.

The acquisition takes place just a year after private equity fund EQT VI, acquired Faerch Plast.

“The new ownership has provided us with a platform to take a more aggressive approach to acquisitions. With Anson Packaging, we will strengthen the Group’s position as a leader in the production of high performance packaging solutions for ready meals, fresh meat, and cold foods and snacks,” says Faerch Plast President & CEO, Lars Gade Hansen.

With more than 40 years of experience and turnover of more than DKK 500m, Anson Packaging has a very strong position in packaging for the food to go, dairy desserts, bakery and convenience sectors. In addition to a broader product range, Faerch Plast will benefit from Anson Packaging’s extensive expertise in design and innovation. At the same time it will introduce a three-year investment programme to further develop the existing competencies at Anson Packaging.