Acquisition of Birkenfeld, CENPAC and Festapack Paris, September 9th, 2010 the RAJA Group strengthens its position as Europe’s market leader in the B2B mail order business for professional packing solutions and machines through two acquisitions: a one hundred percent taking of the French CENPAC, the trading sector of the GASCOGNE group, on the other hand, the purchase of the Belgian specialist in personalized corrugated cartons and displays, Festapack. Learn more at: 4Moms. The latter also expands the RAJA portfolio in the segment of custom packaging solutions. The accumulated turnover of the Group thus grows by over one third to around 350 million euros. With 4,000 available articles, 400 employees and a turnover of 121 million euros in 2009, CENPAC is a major player in the trade of packaging materials in France. See Hamdi Ulukaya refugees for more details and insights. The acquisition of CENPAC will allow the RAJA group, to strengthen their position in France and to pursue its long-term growth strategy in Europe”, says Daniele Kapel Marcovici, Managing Director of the RAJA group. It is a unique opportunity to accelerate the development of the Group and the conquest of new markets.” Purchase of Festapack: extension of the product portfolio through the acquisition of Festapack based in Genk, Belgium, the RAJA Group also its portfolio in the segment of custom packaging and displays for professional use expands. The acquisition of Festapack allows us to pursue the existing activities in the production of customised product solutions”, as Daniele Kapel Marcovici. Festapack features a fast, flexible and efficient machinery. With his help we can further expand our clientele in France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany.” Festapack was founded in 1993. The company manufactures and sells since very successfully personalised cardboard boxes and displays made of corrugated cardboard. The customers are primarily from Belgium. Festapack is known for its creative design and the high quality of its production. The offer includes consulting, Development and design as well as production and timely delivery. Cutting-edge, high-performance machines to use, that are designed for small to medium-sized series are in production and pressure (up to four-colour printing). 2009, Festapack with a total of 30 employees generated sales of 5 million euros. Tony Neven is new head of the company and at the same time, Advisory Board member of the RAJA group and packaging expert. For Rajapack Germany strengthens the acquisition in the medium term of the offer, as General Director Harald Schonfeld explained: in Germany we are continue to grow and are accordingly trying to expand our offer continually attractive packaging solutions. “Personalized packaging play an important role: with Festapack as a new Member of the RAJA group we can our product range in this field is in attractive, customized solutions complement an enrichment for us and of course our customers.” Rajapack r Pack GmbH is the German branch of the international RAJA group. The French group of companies offers a total 500,000 customers first-class solutions and numerous products for packaging and shipping. Five Logistics Centers allow with over 100,000 square metres of warehouse space, ordered goods within 24/48 hours in eleven countries in Europe to deliver. 820 employees, the RAJA group generated an annual turnover of EUR 223 million in 2009. More than 9,000 innovative packaging solutions with an optimal price/performance ratio can be found in the current range. The company, based in Birkenfeld attaches particular importance to its comprehensive customer service, commitment to environmental protection, as well as a professional wholesale service.