Schur Flexibles – Premium packaging acquisitions

AUSTRIA • To strengthen its position in the sector of premium packaging for the confectionary and tea market, the company acquired several respective manufacturers from the Clondalkin Group. This concerns Cats-Hänsel with the two sites Cats Flexibles Packaging B.V., Rotterdam/Netherlands and Hänsel Flexible Packaging GmbH, Freital/Germany, as well as Nimax B.V., Elst/Netherlands.

Cats-Hänsel is active in the sector of paper/film-based flexible packaging solutions for confectionary in the premium segment. It provides proven expertise in the production of waxed paper and barrier packaging including premium-quality flexo and gravure printing technologies. An example of the company’s innovativeness is Ecowax, a fully biodegradable vegetable-based alternative to traditional wax packaging offering. Hänsel is one of the leading experts in the confectionery sector for twist and fold wraps. Nimax is an expert in the production of high-quality tea tags and envelopes, as well as inlay sheets for tobacco packaging.


The three locations with about 135 employees generate a sales volume of over EUR 30 million (2017). In the segment wax, paper and film packaging for confectionery alone, Schur Flexibles thus achieves a turnover of over EUR 80 million and is among the largest providers in Europe in this sector.

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