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CDF buys Flexipack
Originally published:  01/06/2011
US-headquartered CDF has acquired Switzerland’s Flexipack as a further step in its recent expansion into Europe. CDF will now base its European headquarters in Lamone, Switzerland, from where it will manufacture the Cheertainer UNTM, which it describes as “Europe’s first UN-certified bag-in-box”, while simultaneously distributing its range of pillow bags and 1,000 litre intermediate bulk container (IBC) liners across the continent.
“We have been preparing for this European launch for several months,” says CDF Europe’s managing director Laura Beechwood. “CDF is the leader in flexible packaging for liquids in the US. We built our business on an unwavering commitment to quality and an enthusiasm for innovation. My job is to bring structure to our business in Europe and build upon the technical expertise that already exists in abundance here.”
“This is an excellent opportunity for the next generation of bag-in-box to really take off in Europe,” says Michael Watson, CDF Europe’s director of sales and erstwhile Flexipack sales manager for Northern Europe. “We have a truly unique product in the UN-certified Cheertainer. It is by far the most innovative product of its kind available in Europe at the present time. And it is great to have CDF Europe’s support and resources for all of our sales and marketing initiatives.”