Sabert Corporation acquires UK-based foodservice pack specialist

Jamie Kearns (operations director of KeCo) and Philippe Leemans, CEO of Sabert Europe

SABERT Corporation has acquired UK-based KeCo Limited, a manufacturer and provider of sustainable foodservice packaging made from paperboard and bagasse.

“The acquisition of KeCo is a unique opportunity for Sabert Europe to further enhance its portfolio of sustainable foodservice packaging solutions,” explained Philippe Leemans, CEO of Sabert Europe. “KeCo is a great company with a strong record of developing and marketing innovative and eco-friendly packaging solutions with a high level of quality and service to its UK customers.

“The combination of KeCo and Sabert will support our growth strategy to meet European foodservice customers’ growing demand for sustainable solutions.”

The full KeCo team will remain in place and join the Sabert team. A statement from KeCo directors said, “By joining the Sabert group, we will have access to larger resources and an extended global market presence. This will accelerate our future growth as we capitalise on the combined distribution network and the European footprint of Sabert, which we are all very excited about.”