2015: new italian acquisition

Pusterla 1880 Spa (Pusterla) is pleased to announce the signing of an agreement for the acquisition of a minority stake in Scatolificio Cristina Srl (Cristina).

The agreement enables the gradual exit of the founder Giorgio Galimberti from the shareholder structure and the simultaneous transition to majority of Pusterla , with Maurizio Galimberti taking the position of CEO. Maurizio will hold a minority stake in the company.

With this operation Pusterla supports the generational change of a strategic partner by strengthening its future development and expanding the Group’s range of products through the integration of the European leader in the production of transparent packaging.

Cristina was founded 45 years ago near Milan and is currently one of Europe’s leading manufacturers of packaging in transparent APET , PET , PET- R and PP; its products today are oriented to the food market (thanks to the BRC – LOP for direct contact certification) , to cosmetics , perfumes , pharmaceuticals and the spirits market and are exported to more than 70 % .

Cristina is the only player with full integration in all production and printing stages, which allows for direct management of quality, cost and timing even with the most complex products; moreover, over the years, thanks to partnerships with major customers in the food and para-pharmaceutical market, has developed a unique know-how in the development of products for automatic packing lines.

The combined expertise of the Group will offer customers fully integrated solutions with flexibility , quality and innovation .

Roberto Marini said : “CRISTINA fits perfectly in our group with a complementary market position; we are thrilled to have reached an agreement with this prestigious and well- established family business “.

Maurizio Galimberti (AD CRISTINA ) comments: ” This is the best business opportunity of a generation ; the Group will have an unrivaled capacity to offer the best solutions for all needs , even the most sophisticated of our customers”.

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