Pusterla 1880 acquires Pollard Boxes

8-Mar-2021

Pusterla 1880 consolidates its position in the UK luxury market and strengthens its premium rigid boxes offer

Pusterla 1880 has finalised the acquisition of Leicester-based luxury packaging manufacturer Pollard Boxes, which marked its 50th anniversary in 2019.

Pollard Boxes is the largest producer of rigid boxes in the UK and among Europe’s top manufacturers, specialising in the design and production of innovative packs for the luxury drinks, beauty, personal care and games sectors.

This acquisition will allow Pusterla 1880 to enlarge its design, development and production resources in the UK market and better meet the increasing demand for quality and customised services.

Pollard Boxes will strengthen Pusterla 1880’s presence in the UK by adding strategically located plant to establish a strong group foothold in the country.

Roberto Marini, CEO and Luca Meana, CFO of Pusterla 1880 commented: “This landmark acquisition confirms our ambition for the UK market and reinforces our overall positioning in Europe. Pollard Boxes is renowned for its technical excellence and longstanding client relationships and we look forward to working with Mark Pollard and his team.”

Mark Pollard, Managing Director of Pollard Boxes commented: “Pusterla 1880 combines agile technological innovation with the client-centric approach and the heritage typical of a family-owned business. Becoming part of Pusterla 1880 offers additional opportunities for Pollard Boxes’ clients and employees. We look forward to contributing to the development of the group.”

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Earlier this year, Pusterla 1880 reinforced its portfolio with the acquisition of Adine group in France and announced the partnership with minority investor Andera Partners.

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