Sector: Consumer goods
Country: Denmark
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Fund: EQT VI
Entry: Mar 2014
Exit: Aug 2017

Færch Plast is a European leader in innovative and optimized plastic packaging solutions for the food segments ready meals, fresh meat and food to go.

Færch Plast sells its products through three different channels; food producers, distributors and retailers with customers varying from large international companies to smaller local players. Following the acquisitions of Anson Packaging and Sealed Air’s European tray business in 2015, the company has 7 production sites located in Denmark, the UK, the Czech Republic and Spain serving the European market and employs more than 1,100 people with local operations in more than 15 countries. Færch Plast offers a full-range of rigid plastic trays in all major plastic resins (i.e. CPET, APET, PP, PP with barriers) which translates into an extensive product catalogue of more than 3,000 different trays.

The company was founded in 1969 by Rasmus Færch and has since then grown and evolved into the current European leader of innovative and optimized packaging solutions with a core focus on recyclability, sustainability and food safety.

To Færch Plast

Key events since EQT investment

•Management strengthened during EQT ownership including recruitment of new CFO, CSO and COO  

• Continuous developments within innovation and a strong focus on cost optimization have improved conversion costs and the EBITDA margin

• Integration and extraction of synergies from the acquisitions have resulted in an improved product offering, revenue from cross-selling, increased profitability through added complexity and standardization of production technology

• Significant investments made in R&D and capacity expansion to support continued innovation and growth across all markets

Board of Directors

Morten Hummelmose Board member
Mads Ditlevsen Board member