Manjushree Technopack adds Hitesh to its string of acquisitions

Plastic Packaging Leader Manjushree Technopack, Backed by Advent International, to Acquire Leading Caps and Closures Manufacturer, Hitesh Plastics

Bangalore, 27th July 2022: Manjushree Technopack Limited (MTL), India’s largest rigid plastics packaging player, backed by Advent International, entered into an agreement to acquire the business operations and manufacturing facilities of Hitesh Plastics Pvt. Ltd. (Hitesh Plastics; HPPL), India’s leading manufacturer of plastic caps and closures. The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions and regulatory approvals.

The acquisition will allow MTL to enter the highly specialised caps and closures market segment and will strengthen its position as an end to end integrated rigid plastic packaging player. It will also add two new plants, located in Jalgaon, Maharashtra, to MTL’s existing 21 plants across India.  This will see the company’s consolidated manufacturing capacity exceed 200,000 MT per annum and further strengthen its market leadership.

With over 40 years of packaging expertise in India, MTL caters to packaging requirements across FMCG, F&B, home care, personal care, agrochemicals, pharmaceutical and liquor industries. With its current manufacturing capacity of 190,000 MT per annum and annual turnover of approx. Rs 2,000 crore, MTL is India’s largest rigid plastics packaging company.

Speaking about the acquisition, Mr. Thimmaiah Napanda, MD and CEO of Manjushree Technopack Limited, said – “We are excited to continue our journey of rapid growth and meaningful diversification within the rigid plastics sector. In recent years, MTL has successfully complemented its organic growth with synergistic acquisitions, and we intend to continue to do so opportunistically. To date, Caps and Closures has been the missing piece in MTL’s product suite for the beverages segment, and we are excited to add it to our portfolio in a sizable and margin accretive manner through the acquisition of Hitesh Plastics. We believe this will make us a one stop shop for all RPP requirements and further deepen our relationship as strategic partners, to some of the country’s largest beverage companies.”

Mr. Kanhaiyalal Mundhra, promoter of Hitesh Plastics said – “Hitesh Plastics is known in the packaging industry for its product innovation and consistent quality and has always been run in a professional manner. I am delighted to handover the legacy to MTL and I am sure that given the complementary portfolio of products, this combination shall be able to offer the entire solution to our beverage customers and convenience in overall sourcing. I hope this association will accelerate the growth of MTL and I would like to convey my best wishes to MTL, its leadership team and more importantly our employees, ably led by professional management.

Mr. Biren Shah, CFO of Manjushree Technopack Limited, said – “Through this acquisition, we see immense potential for cross selling and cost synergies, and look forward to consummating it soon. With the completion of the proposed transaction, Manjushree will have access to 2 plants with best in class compression and injection molding machines and a captive solar power plant, alongside 500+ customers, including marquee clientele in the beverages and FMCG industries.”

Manjushree was advised by Khaitan & Co on this deal while HPPL was advised by Lumiere Law Partners. KPMG was the exclusive financial advisor to HPPL.

About Manjushree Technopack Limited

Manjushree Technopack Limited is a thought leader in the rigid plastic packaging space in India. With world class facilities and technologies, It offers holistic packaging solutions to FMCG, liquor, F&B, agro chemicals, pharma, home care and personal care segments. The group stands tall with pan India presence and a large converting capacity of over 200,000 MT of plastics to films, bottles, containers PET preforms and recycled resins. The group through its ESG initiative, “Born Again” has commercialized & invested in recycled resin plant, which is gradually becoming trusted source with the industry for ecofriendly packaging in India.

About Hitesh Plastics

Hitesh Plastics Private Limited is one of the leading manufacturers of compression & injection moulded plastic caps and closures in India. It caters mainly to beverages & dairy Industry with an installed capacity of over 6 billion CSD, hot fill, warm fill, water and aseptic closures. Its manufacturing facilities are in Jalgaon, Maharashtra.

 

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