BERICAP acquire aluminium closure expert Mala


BERICAP, one of the leading global manufacturers of plastic closures, has taken over aluminium closure company Mala Verschluss-Systeme GmbH. 

Mala is a family owned company based in Bad Liebenstein, Thuringia. In 2020 it generated annual revenue of €40million from the production and sale of aluminium screw cap closures for spirits, wine, non-alcoholic beverages and edible oil. 

BERICAP believe it and Mala’s business models and product program will complement each other perfectly. 

Whereas BERICAP focuses on the production and sale of plastic closures for the food, beverage and chemical industries, Mala specialises in aluminium roll on pilfer proof (ROPP) and long cap closures for the wine and spirits market. 

Mala will gain access to new markets and BERICAP’s product portfolio is extended to include aluminium closures. 

The acquisition will allow BERICAP to continue on its growth trajectory and, with Mala on board, it has the opportunity to open up new market segments and to develop innovative closure technologies combining plastic and aluminium.

Mala has over 200 employees at its sites in Bad Liebenstein and Schmalkalden-Wernshausen and markets its closures globally. 

“We’re delighted to welcome the Mala team and their expertise to the BERICAP family,” said Christian Krautkrämer, managing director at BERICAP. 

“The extension of our product range to include Mala’s aluminium roll-on caps enables us to tailor our solutions even more precisely to the needs and requirements of our customers. 

“The acquisition has allowed us to complete our already comprehensive range of closures for PET and glass bottles.” 

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