Move enhances vendor’s position in food cans.
a leading supplier of rigid consumer goods packaging
products, announced that it has completed the acquisition of Nestlé
Purina PetCare Co.’s steel can-making assets for its pet food products. In
connection with the acquisition, it has entered into a long-term supply
agreement with Nestlé Purina PetCare Co.
“We are very excited
to expand our partnership with Nestlé, one of our largest customers,” says Tony
Allott, President and CEO of Silgan. “This transaction enhances our market
leading position in food cans, allowing us to further leverage our broad
manufacturing platform to continue to provide competitive advantage to
customers such as Nestlé.”
The purchase price for the acquired assets was $25 million.
Silgan had already begun to supply Nestlé Purina with cans for qualification
purposes earlier this year and, as such, the impact of this transaction has
already been included in the Company’s earnings guidance.
Silgan Holdings is a leading supplier of rigid packaging for
consumer goods products with annual net sales of approximately $3.1 billion in
2010. Silgan operates 83 manufacturing facilities in North and South America,
Europe and Asia. Silgan is a leading supplier
of metal containers in North America and Europe,
and a leading worldwide supplier of metal, composite and plastic vacuum closures
for food and beverage products. In addition, Silgan is a leading supplier of
plastic containers for personal care products in North