Pusterla 1880 completes ‘landmark’ acquisition of Pollard Boxes

PUSTERLA 1880 has completed its acquisition of Leicester-based luxury packaging manufacturer Pollard Boxes.

The move has been described as consolidating Pusterla 1880’s position in the UK luxury market and allowing the business to better meet increasing demand for quality and customised services.

Pollard Boxes celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2019 and is the largest producer of rigid boxes in the UK, specialising in the design and production of packs for the luxury drinks, beauty, personal care and games sectors.

Roberto Marini, CEO and Luca Meana, CFO of Pusterla 1880, commented, “This landmark acquisition confirms our ambition for the UK market and reinforces our overall positioning in Europe. Pollard Boxes is renowned for its technical excellence and long-standing client relationships and we look forward to working with Mark Pollard and his team.”

Mark Pollard, MD of Pollard Boxes, added, “Pusterla 1880 combines agile technological innovation with the client-centric approach and the heritage typical of a family-owned business. Becoming part of Pusterla 1880 offers additional opportunities for Pollard Boxes’ clients and employees. We look forward to contributing to the development of the group.”

Earlier this year, Pusterla 1880 acquired Adine group in France and announced a partnership with minority investor Andera Partners.