Cartonplast Group strengthens its returnable transport packaging business with the acquisition of Green Plate

Dietzenbach, Germany, 4 September 2018 - Cartonplast Group (“CPL”), Europe’s leading provider of mission-critical closed-loop logistics services to the food and beverage packaging industry, announces its acquisition of Germany-based Green Plate GmbH (“Green Plate”).

CPL and Green Plate are combining their returnable transport packaging (“RTP”) solutions via plastic layer pad (“PLP”) pooling operations. By merging asset pools and logistics networks with Green Plate, CPL strengthens its capabilities in reusable RTP solutions for the glass and can container industry. The acquisition further amplifies the service proposition for CPL’s German and international clients.

Serkan Koray, CPL’s Chief Executive Officer, said: “The acquisition of Green Plate is part of our continuous strategy of service and market expansion. Our menu of mission-critical RTP outsourcing solutions for the container manufacturing industry will keep benefiting the environment, the sustainability of our clients’ business models and their overall economic efficiency.”

Michael Heikenfeld, the Chief Sales Officer of CPL and Managing Director of CPL Germany, added: “We are proud to have been continuously supporting our customers in Germany since the mid-late 1980s. We will further increase our depth and breadth of service after the acquisition of Green Plate. We expect this business combination to improve our already high network effects, leading to more efficient pool management and enhanced service breadth.”

Oliver Hoffmann, Managing Director of Green Plate, added: “Green Plate views this combination as highly complementary and beneficial for the clients of Green Plate and CPL, as well as for all industry stakeholders”

After the acquisition of Green Plate, CPL’s pool of PLPs will be sized at more than 45 million units and its service network will count on 17 operating sites in the Eurasian region plus 9 on-site / in-house service centres in Brazil and South Africa. CPL’s international drive will continue to support container manufacturers focused on efficient and environmentally-sustainable logistics. CPL plays a critical role in the marketplace, providing unique ‘first-mile’ solutions to the users of RTP logistics across 20 countries.



About the Cartonplast Group
CPL was founded in 1985, and its Headquarters is based in Dietzenbach, Germany. The PLPs by CPL are utilised at more than 130 production locations in 20 countries for the transportation of glass, cans and PET containers to filling plants. As the largest European Pool System operator of reusable PLPs on a rental basis,  CPL has a closely-linked network of Service Centres. As the pioneers of a “green” business model, CPL has more than 30 years’ experience in the delivery and collection, sorting and cleaning as well as in the management of reusable transport products. This environmentally-friendly closed-loop pooling concept is one of the most successful outsourcing systems in Europe, with 7,300 participating fillers in the beverage, food, pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries in 30 countries. 45 million PLPs, currently in operation with more than 140 million cycles per year, are managed worldwide in 17 CPL Service Centres.

Cartonplast Group GmbH
Marie-Curie-Straße 8
D-63128 Dietzenbach
Tel. +49 6074 8531-0

Contact Person: 
Michael Heikenfeld
Chief Sales Officer of Cartonplast Group and Managing Director, Cartonplast Group Germany
+49 607485310
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