Manjushree Technopack acquires Hitesh Plastics
Manjushree Technopack Limited (MTL), a rigid plastics packaging player, backed by Advent International, entered into an agreement to acquire the business operations and manufacturing facilities of Hitesh Plastics Pvt. Ltd. (Hitesh Plastics; HPPL) – a manufacturer of plastic caps and closures. The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions and regulatory approvals.
The acquisition will allow MTL to enter the highly specialised caps and closures market segment and will strengthen its position as an end to end integrated rigid plastic packaging player. It will also add two new plants, located in Jalgaon, Maharashtra, to MTL’s existing 21 plants across India. This will see the company’s consolidated manufacturing capacity exceed 200,000 MT per annum and further strengthen its market leadership.
With over 40 years of packaging expertise in India, MTL caters to packaging requirements across FMCG, F&B, home care, personal care, agrochemicals, pharmaceutical and liquor industries. With its current manufacturing capacity of 190,000 MT per annum and annual turnover of approx. Rs 2,000 crore, MTL is India’s largest rigid plastics packaging company.
Speaking about the acquisition, Thimmaiah Napanda, MD and CEO of Manjushree Technopack, said, “Caps and Closures has been the missing piece in MTL’s product suite for the beverages segment, and we are excited to add it to our portfolio in a sizable and margin accretive manner through the acquisition of Hitesh Plastics. We believe this will make us a one stop shop for all RPP requirements and further deepen our relationship as strategic partners, to some of the country’s largest beverage companies.”
Kanhaiyalal Mundhra, Promoter of Hitesh Plastics said, “Hitesh Plastics is known in the packaging industry for its product innovation and consistent quality and has always been run in a professional manner. I am delighted to handover the legacy to MTL and I am sure that given the complementary portfolio of products, this combination shall be able to offer the entire solution to our beverage customers and convenience in overall sourcing.”
Biren Shah, CFO of Manjushree Technopack said, “Through this acquisition, we see immense potential for cross selling and cost synergies, and look forward to consummating it soon. With the completion of the proposed transaction, Manjushree will have access to 2 plants with best in class compression and injection molding machines and a captive solar power plant, alongside 500-plus customers, including marquee clientele in the beverages and FMCG industries.”