Hinojosa, a leading packaging manufacturer in the Iberian Peninsula, has completed the acquisition of the French company Allard Emballages. With its entry into the French corrugated packaging market, Hinojosa continues its international expansion that began with the addition of the Portuguese company Graphicsleader in 2020.
Hinojosa says it is looking to improve its customers’ experience by providing them with a comprehensive packaging service, with the most sustainable and highest quality product range. From now on, this portfolio will also be available to Allard Emballages so that they can promote them in the French market: special packaging with high quality printing, packaging solutions for fresh food, or high added value cases for the cosmetic, pharmaceutical, wine and spirits sectors, among others.
Founded in 1928, Allard Emballages is a French family group specialised in the manufacture and marketing of paper and corrugated packaging. The company has four plants (three packaging factories and a paper mill) and is well established in the main French agro-food markets. The company, which in 2019 had a turnover of €83m, will keep the entire workforce of more than 400 employees led by the current management team.
Hinojosa and Allard Emballages share similar values. They are both family companies that are committed to continuous innovation, the most advanced technology and proximity to the customer in order to become long-term partners in packaging solutions. This integration will allow both companies to enhance their best practices and develop synergies in order to strengthen their common operational excellence, especially in sectors such as agriculture or food, where they have a lot of experience. Allard Emballages is an integrated company, with 100% recycled paper production for its own consumption.
The entry into the French market is in line with Hinojosa’s international growth strategy, which gives priority to its expansion into the nearest markets. Thus, after its arrival in Portugal at the beginning of 2020 through the acquisition of Graphicsleader, this operation strengthens Hinojosa’s presence in the countries of south-western Europe in order to provide a multi-product offer in these territories. As a result of this latest acquisition, Hinojosa now has 20 factories and more than 2,300 employees.