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It was a nice sunny day in the Italian alpine region of Borgo Valsugana, near Trento, when the Constantia flags were raised and the warehouse was transformed into an event space. Constantia Alucap is Italy’s leading dairy lidding manufacturer and supplies high-quality aluminum die-cut lids to local dairies and international food manufacturers.
CEO Alexander Baumgartner and Stefan Grote, EVP Food Europe, had travelled to the recently acquired plant (read more about the acquisition here), to welcome some 50 new employees personally and introduce them to the global Constantia Flexibles Family.
Luigi d’Auria, the Plant Manager of Constantia Alucap, first addressed the employees and then handed over to the CEO. Alexander Baumgartner outlined important facts and figures about the Constantia Flexibles Group and explained the company culture and motto: “Constantia Flexibles is all about People and their Passion for Packaging. Constantia Flexibles just completed a record year in sales and earnings, we surpassed annual sales of two billion euros in 2016 - the first time in our history! And now with you, we will get even better.”
Stefan Grote underpinned the importance of this new acquisition for the dairy business of the Food Europe division, as this is a focus area for growth: “We are very happy to have you on board – Alucap is the first Italian Food production site and we have been looking forward to this for a long time! When we first “discovered” Alucap we saw immediately that it would be a great fit – as you are Italy’s leading dairy lidding company and we are looking to expand our market leadership in this area.”
The event was concluded with time for Questions&Answers from the employees about future plans and the company culture at Constantia Flexibles to get to know the Group better. After the Q&A session, all employees were invited to a finger-food buffet to meet the management and celebrate the new, international “family ties”.
Meet some of our new, Italian employees in our short YouTube video: