HERTOGENBOSCH – At April 3th, the OPACKGROUP has taken over the activities of Adriaan Dekker Paperindustry. The acquisition decision was officially ratified by Vincent Tol (managing director Adriaan Dekker) and Joan Hanegraaf (CEO & owner of OPACKGROUP). The activities of the packaging producer will be moved from Wormer to the production facility of Stempher Packaging industry in Rijssen – both in the Netherlands.
As a producer Stempher has already built up a lot of expertise in making paper packaging. Adriaan Dekker’s production lines are highly regarded in the packaging market; the BRC-certified manufacturer has been making paper packaging for various applications since 1850. The production equipment will be relocated from Adriaan Dekker to Stempher. , The product portfolio of the company will be continued towards clients and prospects. All known products and semi-finished products of the 173 year old company will supplied from the OPACKGROUP.
The Dutch called company ‘Papierindustrie Adriaan Dekker’ itself will cease to exist after the transfer. The current production site of the paper manufacturer in Wormer will be transformed towards a new destination; ; new houses will be built here.
The arrival of Adriaan Dekker’s packaging program means a solid expansion of the product portfolio for the OPACKGROUP. The Dutch manufacturer made industrial and retail packaging for food and non-food products. The company was active with various paper packaging applications in sectors such as food industry, retail, aviation, construction and automotive.
With ten production sites in the Netherlands, the OPACKGROUP has a strong position in the Dutch packaging industry. “We look forward with confidence to theimplemention of the acquired packaging program. This will allow us to serve our customers even better with a wider range of packaging solutions,” Hanegraaf explains; “We see many opportunities. Not only does it strengthen the position of Stemphers’ paper branch and heritage, the extention of portfolio and machinery bringsreinforcement, both in terms of applications as well as customized solutions for our clients. Of course this is an opportunity to apply our sustainable vision on packaging also to the new portfolio of paper packaging we can offer.”
The previous owners Vincent and Vanessa Tol look proudly at an eventful history of almost 175 years of delivered craftsmanship: “After the takeover of Adriaan Dekker in 2004 a lot has changed within the company. The portfolio of wrapping paper was expanded to include production of industrial packaging, sugar packaging, carrier bags and block bottom bags.
New and adapted production techniques such as printing, cutting and folding of paper packaging materials in numerous forms have been implemented over the years. Seizing opportunities in market developments in which the position of paper has taken an in
creasingly important role has brought the company Adriaan Dekker many successes. This has not gone unnoticed in the packaging world; thus, interest arose from the much larger organization OPACKGROUP for integration of our portfolio into an even more complete offer in flexible packaging. After some good discussions, we came to this step.
We are proud of the activities and heritage we have built up. We are confident about the future of Adriaan Dekkers’ products when they are continued at the OPACKGROUP.”