FROM FAMILY TO FAMILY. ANL GETS NEW SHAREHOLDERS.
We can proudly announce that as of today, ANL Packaging has new shareholders. The Neven family, after 64 years of driven craftmanship in the tailor-made plastic packaging industry, passes the torch to the family Hubin, creating a major European player with a broad expertise in the field of sustainable packaging. The family group Hubin is already more than 40 years active in the manufacturing of polymer primary packaging for food, cosmetic, health and industrial products. They offer innovative packaging solutions such as thermoformed, blown or injected packaging (flasks, tubs, caps) and laminated tubes (ABL, PBL). Their expertise extends to decoration (offset printing, screen printing, pad printing or hot stamping) and assembling (including desiccant capsules and mascara). The group counts 10 companies, including SOMATER, realizing a total turnover of € 115.000.000 with 600 employees . Now the group expands their thermoforming capacity by the acquisition of the 3 ANL plants. Synergies of market & product knowledge and multiple business opportunities lie ahead of us! Please note that this transfer of shares has no effects on our services, products or functioning. We will continue producing your packaging on the ANL production sites and your contacts remain the same.
Hafner is a business leader in the field of "ready to fill" pastry products. The company also specialises in patisserie products for the fresh self-service aisle. Cakes, tarts and other treats are produced for retail sale. Some of this retail range is already packaged under the Visiopaq® brand of ANL Packaging. Our Visiopaq® is a sealable package (MAP-compatible) which offers an unimpeded view of the products by using transparent RPET, some of which is made from recycled material. The packaging is 100% recyclable. As well as unrivalled value enhancement, the Visiopaq packaging protects the products while guaranteeing an optimum product quality for several days before consumption. To standardise but also to improve the value of the range, Hafner opted to pack all its patisserie products in Visiopaq®. This study was accompanied by logistics optimization with the aim of rationalizing and optimizing packaging and logistics. Hafner divided its range into 6 lower trays and 7 covers. So each patisserie product or assortment has the perfect packaging.
New EcoVadis Score for ANL Packaging
New EcoVadis Score for ANL PACKAGING. We received our new ecovadis rating and achieved a silver recognition level. What is Ecovadis? Ecovadis is the number one in business sustainability ratings. It is a platform on which more than 45.000 companies are active, situated in 110 countries. We, as a supplier, get rated on our Company Social Responsibility policy (CSR). We fill in a vast questionnaire that overviews a lot of different domains within the company (people management, environment, energy consumption, communication,...) and this needs to be supported with documents. The Ecovadis team checks all these answers and also contacts external sources to verify the information that we've submitted. Our clients, the brands/retailers/..., can consult our scorings, compare us with other suppliers,.... but the biggest advantage is that they get a full view on their entire supply chain in terms of CSR. We see more and more clients asking for this rating, therefore it is important to actively work on CSR. The special thing of ecovadis is that they also conduct research themselves throughout the supply chains of the member organizations. They visit plants throughout the world to make sure that companies do as they promise. It is a extra service that our clients receive when becoming a member. With our silver recognition level, we're actually part of the 30% of best scoring suppliers. But we need to constantly improve on this matter. It is important that we conduct a policy in which we keep doing efforts on CSR to evolve towards a sustainable future and the circular economy that Europe admires.