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Melbourne-based flexible packaging print specialist, Filton Packaging, has acquired Australian Contour Packaging (ACP), in order to meet growing demand.

Deal done: Filton Packaging founders (l-r) Lionel Filip, COO; and Ryan Worthington, CEO

ACP is an Australian manufacturer specialising in flexible packaging, contoured sleeves, and bag solutions for the food industry. Filton is owned and run by Ryan Worthington and Lionel Filip, who founded the business 12 years ago, based out of Hallam in Melbourne.

Filton offers a wide range of sustainable flexible materials and the full gamut of in-house design, pre-press, printing and production services. Its clients include all the major grocery retailers.

All team members of ACP will become part of Filton Packaging, ensuring a “seamless transition”. The companies will remain operating from two sites, in Dandenong and Hallam respectively, under the Filton Packaging name, with possible site integration in the pipeline.

Ryan Worthington, CEO of Filton said the acquisition presents an exciting opportunity for Filton Packaging to expand its capacity and capabilities. Worthington told Print21 that both businesses will benefit from the synergies the deal enables, with ACP’s strong sales force complementing the technological expertise that Filton brings to the table. 

“The integration of ACP enables Filton Packaging to enhance its manufacturing capacity for printing, bags, and contour sleeves,” he said.

ACP customers will now have direct access to Filton's extensive range of products and services. Filton Packaging's acquisition of ACP will see synergies expands its flexibles capability.

Worthington said: “Lionel and I, and the rest of the team, are excited about this opportunity and what it means for our combined customer base. We’re seeing demand increase for our products, especially in the fresh produce space, and we’re delighted that we can now expand our portfolio and increase our footprint in the Australian market.”

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