Pusterla 1880 consolidates its position in the UK luxury market and strengthens its premium rigid boxes offer.

Pusterla 1880 finalized the acquisition of Leicester-based luxury packaging manufacturer Pollard Boxes, which marked its 50th anniversary in 2019. Pollard Boxes is the largest producer of rigid boxes in the UK and among Europe’s top manufacturers, specializing in the design and production of innovative packs for the luxury drinks, beauty, personal care and games segments.

This acquisition will allow Pusterla 1880 to enlarge its design, development and production resources in the UK market and better meet the increasing demand for quality and customised services. Pollard Boxes will strengthen Pusterla 1880 presence in the UK, by adding strategically located plant and completing the group footprint in the country.

Roberto Marini, CEO and Luca Meana, CFO of Pusterla 1880 comment: “This important acquisition confirms our ambition for the UK market and reinforces our overall positioning in Europe. Pollard Boxes is renowned for its technical excellence and longstanding client relationships and we look forward to working with Mark Pollard and the team.”

Mark Pollard, Managing Director of Pollard Boxes comment: “Pusterla 1880 combines agile technological innovation with the client-centric approach and the heritage typical of a family- owned business. Becoming part of Pusterla 1880 offers additional opportunities for Pollard Boxes  clients and employees. We look forward to contributing to the development of the group.”

Earlier this year, Pusterla 1880 reinforced its portfolio with the acquisition of Adine group in France and announced the partnership with minority investor Andera Partners.