Mondi Group has signed an agreement to acquire 100% of the outstanding shares in Powerflute Group Holdings Oy, a division of Nordic Packaging and Container Holdings, for a total consideration of €365 million on an enterprise value basis. Powerflute operates an integrated pulp and paper mill in Kuopio (Finland) with an annual production capacity of 285,000 tonnes of high-performance semi-chemical fluting. Powerflute’s premium semi-chemical fluting is sold to a diverse range of customers, primarily for packaging fresh fruit and vegetables, but also other end-uses such as electronics, chemicals and pharmaceuticals. Around half of the Company’s production is sold in Europe, while the remainder is exported globally. Click Read More below for additional information.
Tredegar Corporation (NYSE: TG, also the “Company” or “Tredegar”) today reported that its Bonnell Aluminum business unit announced that it will implement a selling price increase of $0.035 per pound and an additional 5% on fabrication and finishing services effective on shipments beginning January 6, 2020, or as permissible by contract. The Company estimates that approximately 20 – 25% of Bonnell Aluminum’s net sales relate to applicable value-added fabrication and finishing services. The price increase is in addition to selling price changes that normally occur from the passthrough to customers of aluminum raw material cost volatility.
John Steitz, Tredegar’s president and chief executive officer, said, “This price increase reflects the high value-added products and customer service that Bonnell provides and allows it to cover continuous cost pressures in the current tight market for skilled labor and other areas, despite previously disclosed indicators of softening demand.”
Tredegar Corporation is a manufacturer of plastic films and aluminum extrusions. A global company headquartered in Richmond, Virginia, Tredegar had 2018 sales of $1.1 billion. With approximately 3,100 employees, the company operates manufacturing facilities in North America, South America, Europe, and Asia.