FIAUK Diamond Partner, InterFlex Group, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Skymark Packaging International, a highly respected packaging manufacturer based in Scunthorpe with a clear focus on sustainable and innovative packaging solutions, by parent company, TOPPAN.
The acquisition signifies a major milestone for Interflex Group, perfectly harmonising with its ongoing commitments to sustainability and cutting-edge technologies. Beyond fortifying Interflex Group’s individual capabilities, the integration of Skymark into the TOPPAN family provides a broader platform that enables synergies to be maximised on a global scale.
Skymark’s expertise in blown and cast extrusion complements InterFlex Group’s strong position in food packaging, thereby enriching the combined portfolio and driving advancements in mono-polymer and paper-based packaging.
Expanding Market Reach
Based in Scunthorpe, UK, Skymark is a leader in the development of speciality blown, flat cast, and embossed PE and PP films.
Graham Tilley, Managing Director of InterFlex Group, said: “Skymark’s capabilities in film manufacturing and merging of their strength in non-food segments such as personal care, hygiene and medical products complement InterFlex Group’s position in food packaging.
“The combination of Skymark and InterFlex Group will help drive our sustainable packaging ambitions in mono-polymer and paper-based packaging and bring both further business development and growth.”
This acquisition extends Interflex Group’s service offerings and fortifies the company’s presence in the UK, EU, and other markets, enriching its portfolio in the food, converter films, and non-food sectors.
Strengthening Global Synergies
Masahiko Tatewaki, Managing Executive Officer and Head of Global Packaging at TOPPAN, stated: “We are very excited to welcome the talented Skymark team to the TOPPAN Group. TOPPAN acquired InterFlex Group in July 2021 and will start production of GL BARRIER in the Czech Republic at the end of 2024. This acquisition enables us to maximise synergies in the TOPPAN Group with its global footprint and accelerates expansion of our global packaging business. Skymark’s blown and cast extrusion capabilities also allow us to strengthen vertical integration, our core business strategy.”
John Turner, Founder and Managing Director of Skymark, added: “We are thrilled to join the TOPPAN family and align our innovative sustainable packaging solutions with a global leader in the industry. This acquisition marks a significant milestone for Skymark, enabling us to leverage TOPPAN’s extensive resources and technological prowess.
“We remain deeply committed to our current sectors, within personal care, technical films, hygiene and medical; while also being very excited to accelerate our growth within the food sector through the synergies that this acquisition brings.”
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