• (l-r) Travis Norman, managing director at UniquePak and Andrew Allsop, managing director at TricorBraun ANZ.
    (l-r) Travis Norman, managing director at UniquePak and Andrew Allsop, managing director at TricorBraun ANZ.

Global packaging company TricorBraun has acquired Australian spirits packaging distributor UniquePak, and Australian industrial packaging distributor Alplas Products, further expanding its Australian presence and strengthening its position as a leading packaging provider in Australia and New Zealand.

The companies will continue as standalone businesses, operating as UniquePak, a TricorBraun company, and Alplas Products, a TricorBraun company. Over time, the companies will transition to the TricorBraun ANZ brand.

All UniquePak and Alplas team members will remain with TricorBraun.

Prior to this, TricorBraun had already established its footprint in the region with the acquisitions of Cormack Packaging in 2021, PB Packaging in 2022, and Plas-Pak WA in 2024.

“These acquisitions broaden our capabilities for spirits and industrial packaging across Australia and New Zealand,” said Andrew Allsop, managing director at TricorBraun ANZ.

“The UniquePak and Alplas teams are highly respected for their expertise, focus on quality, and customer service, and we look forward to investing in their continued growth.”

One-stop shop for spirits packaging

NSW-based UniquePak is a distributor of premium glass packaging solutions to the spirit, wine, pharma and food industries.

The company is a one-stop shop for design, glass bottles, closures, presentation boxes and decoration.

“For nearly a decade, customers have relied on UniquePak for our wide range of design and sourcing capabilities, and they can continue to do so with the added benefits of TricorBraun’s resources,” said Travis Norman, managing director of UniquePak.

“TricorBraun’s extensive capabilities, along with its dedication to quality and customer service, make it a perfect partner for our next chapter.”

With the acquisition, TricorBraun will leverage UniquePak’s expertise to expand its glass packaging offerings and capabilities to TricorBraun customers in the ANZ and globally.

Serving industrial packaging needs for half a century

Victoria-based Alplas has been serving customers with industrial packaging for 50 years.

The company is known for its longstanding customer and supplier relationships, offering metal and plastic drums, taps, fittings, closures, and in-house assembly services.

The Alplas acquisition enables TricorBraun to add Alplas’ full scope of industrial packaging products to its existing offering.

Since its founding, TricorBraun has partnered with management teams to successfully acquire and further accelerate growth for 44 packaging companies globally.

Financial terms were not disclosed. Canterbury Partners acted as financial advisor to TricorBraun on both transactions.

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