VPK Group and Viallon Emballage have agreed on a merger, strategically expanding VPK’s network towards the French region of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes and broadening its range of corrugated packaging products and services.
Pierre Macharis, CEO of VPK Group, said, “We are delighted to expand our activities in the French region of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes. Viallon Emballage enjoys an excellent reputation in the French corrugated industry. We will now join our forces, with aligned visions and foster the company’s local strengths and commercial character. I am convinced that our common values will help us turn the collaboration with Christophe and Clément Viallon’s team into a genuine success.”
Christian Viallon, General Director at Viallon Emballage, added, “By matching the shared DNA of VPK and Viallon Emballage, based on stable shareholdership, with our long-term vision and customer responsiveness, we are able to sustainably further develop our market activities. We can maintain our local identity, all while calling upon the extensive experience and expertise of an independent, international paper and packaging group.”
Viallon Emballage will continue to operate under its own brand, with a high level of independence. Along with the Ondulys group,VPK’s French packaging network now employs 1,250 employees across 12 sites.