Saica Group acquires a majority share of LIC Packaging, Italy

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Today Saica Group has reached an agreement with the family owners of LIC Packaging to increase its participation, becoming the major shareholder of the company. LIC Packaging is located in the province of Brescia, in Lombardy, northern Italy. This plant has a revenue of 120 million euros in 2023 and provide direct employment to 351 people. The Bertoldo family will remain in the management of the business.

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Saica already acquired a minority stake in the company in 2001, which allowed LIC Packaging to expand its facilities and to approach the international market.

“This operation is a step forward as it allows us to expand our footprint within the Southern European markets for corrugated board, in this case, by acquiring a majority share of the plant in Italy. It is a great opportunity to increase Saica´s value proposition of sustainable packaging solutions for our customers”, said Ramón Alejandro, President of Saica Group.

One of Saica’s 2025 strategic priorities is focused on sustainable growth, developing its business model across Europe.

“The time has come to continue growing as an international group and we have found the ideal partner in Saica. We are sure that the partnership will maintain our success and will allow us to face future challenges with greater determination and efficiency”, said Piero Bertoldo, President of LIC Packaging and representative of the Bertoldo family.

About Saica Group

Saica Group is one of the leading companies in Europe in the manufacture of recycled paper for corrugated board, with an annual production capacity of 3.3 million tons of recycled paper for corrugated board. With more than 10,000 employees and a presence in Spain, France, Italy, Portugal, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Turkey, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, the United States and Poland, Saica Group has four business lines: manufacture of recycled paper for corrugated board (Saica Paper), waste management and environmental services (Saica Natur), production of corrugated board packaging (Saica Pack) and flexible packaging (Saica Flex). The group’s turnover is € 3.620 million (consolidated turnover at Dec. 31, 2023).

About LIC Packaging

Lic Packaging is a family-run company founded by the Bertoldo family in 1952. For over 70 years it has been studying, researching, designing and industrializing Packaging and Display Solutions for packaging, transport, display and direct contact with food, using latest generation technologies. It is based in Lombardy, northern Italy. It currently employs 351 people, reaching in 2023 a turnover of € 120 million.