Remshalden, November 8th 2018 - The Klingele Group, one of the leading independent manufacturers of corrugated base paper and corrugated board packaging, has acquired all of the shares of the Gomà family in the Spanish Ondunova Group, a manufacturer of corrugated packaging in Catalonia (Spain). Klingele has been a part of the company since the early 1970s; and now Klingele has assumed full ownership. With this step, the packaging manufacturer continues its growth abroad.
The Ondunova Group was founded in 1957 and has a corrugated cardboard plant in Santa Margarida i els Monjos in the Barcelona region (Catalonia province). With approximately 100 employees in Ondunova and 20 in Wondu, the company produces packaging and displays made of corrugated cardboard. The customers include companies from the automotive, personal hygiene, construction, electronics, pharmaceutical and medical industries as well as the beverage industry. In 2016, the Spanish packaging specialist also established its own business unit for digital printing of small-volume series. Since then, Ondunova has been selling individually designed packaging solutions in high-quality printing under the WONDU brand. The flexibility of the printing and the digital cutting technology enables the design of corrugated board products for seasonal campaigns even in small quantities, thus offers the possibility of approaching new customers with innovative and cost-efficient products.
Klingele is a founding member of the Blue Box Partners Alliance, which provides European companies with innovative packaging solutions in consistent quality. At the same time, however, Klingele has always been dedicated to its own international commitments, which include the development of pioneering markets such as Cuba and Mauritania. In Spain, the corrugated cardboard specialist has been present in the Canary Islands since 1965 through its subsidiary Klingele Embalajes.
‘After decades of constructive collaboration with the Gomà family, we will now continue with the successful growth of the Ondunova Group solely under the Klingele flag,’ stated Dr Jan Klingele, Managing Partner of the Klingele Group. ‘Especially in the economically strong region of Catalonia, we see excellent opportunities for the future.’
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Klingele Group is an international supplier of paper, corrugated cardboard packaging solutions and adhesives. The family-owned company founded in 1920 with headquarters in Remshalden near Stuttgart, Germany, is now run in the third generation by Dr. Jan Klingele. The company including its affiliated partners has a presence for its customers in Europe, Africa and Central America in their paper and packaging business divisions with 2 paper mills, 12 corrugated cardboard and 8 processing plants. These plants employ a total of 2,450 people and achieved a turnover of € 805 million in 2017. The product range includes corrugated base paper based on waste paper as well as innovative and sustainable packaging solutions (primarily made of corrugated cardboard) for numerous industries and applications. Klingele is also a founding member of Blue Box Partners, the largest European alliance for packaging solutions.
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