Joint Venture for CartonCare Group and Van Genechten Packaging

Van Genechten Packaging has confirmed the completion of a 50/50 Joint Venture agreement with CartonCare Group, (including CartonCare Ltd, MSO Cleland Ltd and Pendragon Presentation Packaging Ltd). This privately-owned group of companies, with a combined annual turnover of €30m, is a specialist in printing and packaging. They have a strong focus on quality and a shared passion for excellent, customer-oriented service to meet the demands of the FMCG industry.

With three locations in the UK (two in Northern Ireland and one in England), CartonCare’s packaging expertise is built on a solid foundation of innovation and creativity. In combination with a high-performance culture, these traits have allowed CartonCare to build a good reputation in various market segments throughout the UK and Ireland.

Left to right: Frederic de Somer (President, Van Genechten Packaging International), Ralph Chalmers (Chairman, CartonCare Group), and  Frank Ohle (CEO, Van Genechten Packaging).

Joanna Calixto, Managing Director, CartonCare Group, comments, “This collaboration is an exciting next step for the CartonCare Group. We are thrilled to be working with Van Genechten Packaging, a company who, in spite of its large size, retains a lot of the values which are important to us. Its decades of experience, expertise and commitment are undeniable. In this Joint Venture, I look forward to being able to offer even more to customers and potential customers, driving innovation and creativity in the most sustainable way possible.”

Frank Ohle, CEO, Van Genechten Packaging Group, adds, “Apart from the fact that we share the same DNA, both our companies are at home in several of the same market segments. As CartonCare Group’s connections within the UK market cover some gaps within the Van Genechten Packaging footprint, this strategic step opens up additional opportunities to expand our design & production capabilities and our European presence, thereby creating even greater value for our customers. We look forward to a successful collaboration.”

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