Central & Eastern Europe
ALPLA entered the Romanian market in 2011 when it opened a production facility in Pantelimon. Expanding its production capacities in Eastern Europe, ALPLA acquired Star East PET, based in Brasov, specializing in the production of PET preforms for beverage, food and non-food products for both local and international customers. Between these two plants, more than 1 billion preforms are produced annually. In 2017, ALPLA continued expansion within Romania when it opened an in-house operation in Timisoara. Now, approximately 180 employees provide solutions for brands in multiple market segments.
In 2018, ALPLA expanded its presence in Romania through the purchase of ARGO S.A. with the addition of the Berceni factory near Bucharest, making four factories in Romania. Currently, around 50 employees focus on product groups ranging from PET, PP and PE bottles and canisters to PET and PE jars. The main addressed markets include healthcare, crop protection and food supplements, which increases the customer product portfolio for multinational groups as well as traditional local companies.