Yet more news of a major labeling group seeking to increase its business in the developing regions of Europe. This involves the Norwegian labeling company Skanem, which is moving into Central and Eastern Europe to consolidate its position as one of Europe’s largest producers of pressure sensitive labels. It has acquired Introl SA, one of Poland’s leading label converters, as well as its subsidiary plant Introl Print in Moscow. The Polish company was founded in 1982 by Romuald Szperlinski who will continue to run the business following the merger. The factory located on the outskirts of Poznan has around 200 employees and serves both domestic and multinational customers.
“We are looking forward to incorporating Introl SA, Introl Print and their staff, into our group,” says Ole Rugland, group president and owner of Skanem since 1986. “The Central and Eastern European market in self-adhesive labels is growing fast and this acquisition is an ideal match for our planned business development. Introl is a quality labels producer and is also a bridge for Skanem into the Eastern European markets.”