"A complete analysis from Europe's leading plastics industry"
A complete analysis A complete analysis from Europe’s leading from Europe's leading plastics industry consultants: plastics industry consultants: Corporate strategies analysed •• Corporate strategy and development analysed •• Up to date financials Up to date finanials • Complete listings of blow moulding operations in Europe • Complete plant listings • Details of blow moulding activities and specialisations Rigid and flexible and turnover in Europe •• Polymer throughputcompound production in Europe Check our website for latest prices and offers at www.amiplastics.com CORPORATE PERFORMANCE AND OWNERSHIP AMONG CUSTOM BLOW MOULDING A REVIEW OF EUROPE'S 50 LEADING PL AYERS WHAT’S INSIDE... Custom blow moulding of thermoplastics represents a European market estimated to be worth over 15 billion in 2002, consuming approximately 4 million tonnes of polymers. The blow moulding industry has been one of the most consistently performing sectors of plastics processing in recent years. Overall consumption of a wide range of polymers has increased by an average of at least 5% a year since 1990. Future growth is expected to put total polymer consumption in this sector of the European blow moulding industry at 5 million tonnes by 2005. Corporate details Head office address, It is four years since Applied Market Information Ltd last telephone and fax numbers, produced this report on Europe’s leading custom blow moulding e-mail and web addresses companies and the intervening period has seen many changes within the industry; only 29 of the company names in the 1998 edition appear again in this report. One of the most significant, and recent, changes has been Ownership details the acquisition of Schmalbach Lubeca’s PET blow moulding Name of the ultimate holding business at the beginning of May 2002 by Amcor, a leading company or whether or not worldwide packaging company headquartered in Australia. publicly or privately held. It is interesting to note that only one of the top 5 custom blow moulding companies in Europe, Alpla Werke, is now owned by a European parent company. The companies in this report could be broadly divided into three Market data main categories: A complete overview of the recent trends and developments • packaging (largely PET bottle and HDPE bottle and container) in the European custom blow blow moulders, moulding industry. The comprehensive • intermediate bulk container and large drum blow moulders introduction also analyses the (largely in HDPE) and top 50 groups by turnover and • technical blow moulders (who also largely manufacture their polymer throughput. parts in HDPE). While these categories often overlap, blow moulding companies are becoming increasingly specialised, concentrating on one core area rather than trying to supply a broad range of blow moulded products. Even packaging blow moulders Background are increasingly focussing on one or two major consuming A detailed review of the industries, for example cosmetics and pharmaceutical company’s development to packaging, food and drinks packaging or industrial and house- date in blow moulding, hold chemical packaging. including recent corporate changes and investments The companies featured in this report were selected largely on the basis of estimated polymer throughput. We have identified only those European blow moulders who use the blow moulding process to provide a custom service for their clients. Companies that use blow moulding in house, such as mineral water bottlers and soft drinks manufacturers are not included. Financial results However we do cover companies that operate hole in the Five year results for the period wall operations. 1997-2001 with estimates of the proportion of business in An estimated 24% of Europe’s total blow moulding business was blow moulding. accounted for by the top 5 companies in this report in 2001, compared with 21% in 1998 and 15% in 1992. As the leading companies grow in importance within the business it is increasingly necessary for all involved to understand their strategy and direction. This report attempts to provide some of these answers by analysing the background, strategy and financial performance of the top companies in 2002. Blow moulding operations Detailed listing of all plants operated in Europe showing location (town, country) and estimated polymer throughput in 2001 Non-European operations Blow moulding operations in the rest of the world. Blow moulding activities An assessment of the main blow moulding activities in Europe. Other activities in plastics An indication of the company’s involvement in other sectors of the plastics industry. Who should buy this report This report is of relevance to any company or individual involved • For buyers of blow moulded products it will enable you to in the custom blow moulding business: ascertain who are the key suppliers and the implications for sourcing materials. • For custom blow moulders it will provide useful benchmark information to review your own business and see how you com- This report is also relevant to investors and business analysts pare with Europe's best. It will also be invaluable to those con- who follow trends and developments among European blow templating expansions or a change in corporate strategy. moulding companies. • For suppliers to the blow moulding industry it will give unrivalled marketing information on the size and structure of the industry so that you can better understand your customers. Order form Who is in the report? Please send _________copy/copies of The top 10 companies featured in this report Corporate performance and ownership among (by polymer throughput) are: Custom Blow Moulders - A review of Europe 50 Largest players Book Price : £350 ❑ 490 ❑ $580 ❑ ( plus postage ) No. Group name Head Office Location Please select currency required: Sterling ❑ Euros ❑ US Dollars ❑ 1 Alpla Werke Germany 2 Schmalbach Lubeca Germany Your details 3 Nampak UK Name: _______________________________________________ 4 Crown Cork & Seal France Position:______________________________________________ 5 Graham Packaging USA 6 Logoplaste Portugal e-mail: _______________________________________________ 7 Kautex Textron Germany Company: ____________________________________________ 8 Inergy Automotive Belgium 9 Schütz Werke Germany Address:______________________________________________ 10 Mauser Werke Germany ____________________________________________________ Leading players in all the main ____________________________________________________ blow moulding sectors are given including: VAT Registration No: _____________________________________ • Fuel tanks (e.g.Inergy Automotive) • HDPE bottles (e.g. Alpla Werke) (all companies within the EU must quote their VAT numbers) • PET bottles (e.g. Schmalbach Lubeca) Telephone No: __________________Fax: ___________________ • Toys (e.g. Smoby) • Drums (e.g. Harcostar) Company Activity: ______________________________________ • Intermediate bulk containers (e.g. Schütz Werke) Signature: ______________________Date: __________________ How were companies selected? The 50 groups profiled in this report were selected Payment details on the basis of their total polymer throughput at all their blow moulding plants in Western and Central Please tick box for desired payment option. Europe only. ❑ Sterling cheque made payable to Applied Market Information Ltd. While we are confident that we have identified (Sterling cheques must be drawn on a U.K. bank) the very largest groups and have included the leading players within each of the main sectors, ❑ Euro cheque made payable to Applied Market Information Ltd. (Cheques must be drawn on a Eurozone Bank) we would not like to suggest that this is the definitive list of the 50 biggest blow moulding ❑ Visa / Mastercard / Eurocard / JCB groups. From our estimates we calculate that these (Please note credit card payments will be processed in £ Sterling) 50 groups accounted for sales of more than ❑ Please invoice EUR 8 billion in 2001 and used some 2 million (Established account customers only) tonnes of polymer materials at almost 350 plants. As such these companies represent almost 50% My card number is: of the total custom blow moulding business in Europe. AMI Consulting Name of cardholder: __________________ Expiry date: _______ This report has been compiled by AMI Consulting, the consulting division of Applied Market Information Address:______________________________________________ Ltd., which is constantly monitoring and analysing trends in the global plastics markets. AMI Consulting ____________________________________________________ can offer a range of business services and analysis to ____________________________________________________ the plastics and packaging industry. 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