GCS joins the company's centres of excellence around the world. This company provides the ideal fit to RPC’s existing packaging businesses, enabling the company to further enhance its offering of combined container and closure solutions, said the company.

GCS’s strong international presence – with 21 production sites and two mould shops in 13 countries – will also strengthen RPC’s global network that enables the company to support both its multinational as well as smaller national and local customers. ”The coming together of our business offers new and existing customers an unbeatable combination of skills and expertise to provide complete tailored solutions in a wide variety of end markets” comments RPC Chief Executive Pim Vervaat.

The GCS factories have been incorporated into the RPC Bramlage division. In addition to its acquisition of Global Closure Systems, RPC Group also acquired British Polythene Industries PLC (BPI) in 2016 seeing the company's turnover surpass £2bn.

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