Food packager De Ster buys Spanish sector colleague

Last modified: 20 February 2024 13:36
DeSter to acquire production units of Nupik International, S.L. and Sky Paper, S.L.U.

DeSter Holding BV announces the completion of the acquisition of the production units of Nupik International, and Sky Paper (jointly ‘Nupik’), a Spain-based manufacturer of catering products and tableware, previously owned by Dopla.

DeSter, a gategroup member located in Hoogstraten, is a leading provider of innovative and sustainable food packaging and service ware concepts to the aviation, hospitality, and foodservice industry.  DeSter has production units in Hoogstraten (Belgium), Lima (USA) and Prachinburi (Thailand), in addition to global sales offices.

Nupik, founded in 1985 in Spain, is a well-established player in the tableware market in Spain, Portugal, France, and the United Kingdom. It produces paper and recyclable plastic tableware items and operates a modern, fully automated warehouse in Barcelona, Spain.

This transaction represents another milestone in the development of deSter and accelerates the deployment of its Foodservice strategy. With the acquisition of the state-of-the-art, fully automated warehouse and additional production lines for paper and recyclable plastic food contact materials in Spain, it strengthens deSter’s production and supply chain capabilities and contributes to its mission and ESG strategy.

DeSter provides Nupik with a stable financial base to invest and expand the production capabilities in Spain. Incorporating deSter’s sustainable product range and award-winning design capabilities will enhance the Nupik’s product portfolio and increase its customer service levels. The access to the deSter manufacturing plants in Thailand, Belgium, and the USA, and to the global network of sourcing partners will improve the competitiveness and unlock sustainable growth in reusables, compostables, and recyclables.

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