The Cardboard Packaging Manufacturer Grupo La Plana Adds Another Purchase
The supplier of cardboard containers and packaging from Castellón, Grupo La Plana, has closed the purchase of 100% of the shares of the company Envases Soler, located in the Alicante town of Crevillente and specialized in the manufacture, design and development of cardboard containers and packaging to measure
Founded in 1959 and of family origin, Envases Soler began its career manufacturing shoe boxes for different shoe factories in Elche, Elda, Alicante and other nearby areas of influence and for other important companies in the toy and textile sector .
In recent years, the company has been expanding its operational scope to new markets, consolidating a wide catalog of different formats of ecological and biodegradable containers and packaging made of corrugated and compact cardboard.
The company from Alicante has specialized in sectors such as the meat and sweets industry, processed food and beverages , and other formats for take away, delivery and street food segments with practical, functional and approved designs that use inks, varnishes, glues and materials. fully suitable for use in food contact packaging.
In addition, Envases Soler also has packaging specifically designed and developed for cosmetic items and parapharmacy products, footwear and accessories in general, and special boxes and cases for toys with special finishes that include accessories also made of cardboard.
Growth with purchases
With facilities of more than 12,000 square meters and a human team of more than 60 professionals, Envases Soler is the sixth production plant to join Grupo La Plana, after the purchase in 2021 of the Madrid company Primera Línea Visual (PLV) , specialized in the manufacture of display solutions at the point of sale.
The operation allows the group to significantly expand its already notable offset packaging manufacturing capacity, which led to the incorporation of Packaging Igualada into the group in 2017.
With this new acquisition, Grupo La Plana exceeds 700 employees and continues to meet the objectives set in its strategic plan for expansion and growth in new markets and geographical areas. A growth that has allowed the Castellón company to exceed 100 million euros in sales.
Grupo La Plana, founded in 1973 by the Piquer Gumbau family, specializes in cardboard packaging solutions and display formats for sectors such as agriculture, food, beverages, fast-moving goods, ceramics and industry. The company has more than 110,000 square meters of facilities, 6 production plants and 14 assembly centers with the capacity to manufacture 500 million square meters of corrugated cardboard per year.