Elopak and GLS Announce $35 Mn Sustainable Packaging Joint Venture ‘GLS Elopak’ in India

Elopak and GLS have joined hands to deliver sustainable packaging solutions to consumers across India

GLS and Elopak are pleased to announce their collaboration for a long-term strategic partnership to augment the sustainable packaging solutions industry in India. This joint venture will leverage the respective expertise, assets and networks of GLS and Elopak to capitalize on the significant consumer demand in India.

With each party helming 50% of the joint venture, the newly formed company, GLS Elopak, headquartered at Gurugram in Haryana, India will facilitate and undertake the manufacturing and distribution of superlative, sustainable and safe packaging solutions, designed to ensure the safety and easy accessibility of liquid food to consumers across the globe. The company will cater to both fresh and aseptic segments with an industry-agnostic approach including sectors like dairy, plant-based drinks, juice, water and liquor.

There has been a paradigm shift in the demand for environmentally friendly packaging which had catapulted brands to take make more informed decisions and work towards finding and adopting sustainable packaging solutions. Aided by the pandemic, the need for a more environmentally safe packaging has accelerated exponentially. With its manufacturing base at Rewari in Haryana, India, GLS Elopak will be the only producer of fibre-based packaging for liquid food in the Haryana area. Their proximity to the capital will help them roll out products on priority. The product range comprises Roll-Fed aseptic cartons under the brand “ALPAK” in varied sizes, along with end-to-end service support, to customers. Going forward, the company will introduce Pure-Pak® fresh cartons, Pure-Pak® aseptic cartons and complementary solutions.

At its core, the collaboration is built on the companies’ shared commitment to sustainability and innovation in packaging solutions. Commenting on the partnership GLS Director, Arpit Goyal shared, “This partnership aligns with our vision and mission to move towards a sustainable future with Eco-friendly solutions. We are elated to announce this venture with Elopak. We strongly believe that the capabilities and synergies between the two organizations and the shared vision will accelerate the growth of sustainable liquid packaging solutions in India.”

Elopak and GLS Announce $35 Mn Sustainable Packaging Joint Venture ‘GLS Elopak’ in India
Mr. Finn M. Tørjesen - Executive Vice President, Mr. Arpit Goyal – Director at GLS Group and Board of Director at GLS India with Mr. Bjarke Ravn-Christensen – Director for Elopak
Thomas Körmendi, CEO at ELOPAK states, “Partnering with GLS to deliver innovative packaging solutions for our consumers is the right step towards a better future. We aim to provide the very best program and strategies to conceive, design, and build the next generation of sustainable, liquid packaging solutions. India is the world’s biggest milk market, with bounteous growth potential. Together with GLS, there is an opportunity for us to be at the forefront of offering innovative and sustainable packaging solutions to this industry that are safe for both the product and the environment.”

One of the key targets of GLS ELOPAK is to add value and contribute to the world’s strive towards sustainability. With India’s growth potential and location advantages, this need for alternative packaging solutions, especially in the fresh milk and water segment will be successfully furnished.

GLS Group, established in 1994, is a multi-business conglomerate with businesses in various industries such as Flexible Packaging, Liquid packaging, Inks, Adhesives, Aluminum Foils, Blown Films, BOPET Films and Warehousing. GLS Group, over the years, has emerged as one of India’s largest and most-integrated packaging organizations. For decades now, GLS Group has focused on finding better solutions to contribute toward a sustainable and greener future.

For more information, visit www.glsind.com.

Elopak is a leading global supplier of carton packaging and filling equipment. The company’s iconic Pure-Pak® cartons are made using renewable, recyclable and sustainably sourced materials, providing a natural and convenient alternative to plastic bottles that fits within a low carbon circular economy.

Founded in Norway in 1957, Elopak was listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange in 2021. Today it employs 2,700 people and sells more than 14 billion cartons annually across more than 70 countries. Elopak is a UN Global Compact participant with a platinum EcoVadis rating and has been carbon neutral since 2016.

For more information, go to elopak.com or follow us @Pure_Pak on Twitter and @Elopak on LinkedIn.


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