Novolex sells Chinese paper subsidiary to Aussie packaging major

By RJ Whitehead

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Novolex sells Chinese paper subsidiary to Aussie packaging major

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Detmold Group has agreed to buy Heshan Innopak from its American parent. 

The Australian packaging giant is expected to complete the deal with Novolex to acquire its Chinese subsidiary by the end of August. 

Innopak came under Novolex’s mantle after the American company’s purchase of Burrows Paper Corporation, its former corporate master, last December. 

The Chinese firm manufactures a range of food wraps, paper bags and food cartons at a facility in Heshan, Guangdong province. 

Detmold, with over 800 employees, has operated in China for over 20 years and has a manufacturing facility also in the city. The company will take over the Innopak operations and continue to manufacture at both sites. 

All Innopak staff will be offered employment by Detmold on comparable terms, including local Innopak management, the company said. 

Detmold chief executive Alf Ianniello said the acquisition was an important step in the company’s continued growth in China. 

Our global customers will benefit from the additional capacity and capability that this manufacturing expansion brings to our organisation​,” he said. 

We hope each of Innopak’s 120 staff take up our offer to continue their careers with us​.” 

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