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Berlin Packaging Completes Acquisition of Bark Packaging Group

Acquisition strengthens company’s footprint in Northern Europe and expands its industrial, flexible and UN-certified packaging offerings

By: Berlin Packaging Specialist
Date: Oct. 4, 2022

Berlin Packaging, the world's largest Hybrid Packaging Supplier®, announced today that it has completed its acquisition of Bark Packaging Group, a supplier of industrial, flexible, and UN-certified packaging.

Bark was founded in 1978 and has evolved from a traditional packaging wholesaler to a value-added supplier of industrial packaging known for its proprietary and customized designs. In June 2022, Bark acquired DeeDee Pouch Professionals, a supplier of sustainable and innovative pouch solutions and other flexible products to the European food and chemical markets.

“This partnership strengthens our leadership in Northern Europe and allows us to offer our customers even more products and services. I am excited for the new opportunities this partnership will create for the Bark and DeeDee teams,” said Marcel Schröder, who leads Berlin's Benelux, Nordics and DACH regions.

“We’re proud to join Berlin Packaging as it offers enormous benefits for our customers, partners, and employees. We look forward to working with the Berlin Packaging team and growing our business together,” said Berny Plas and Erik Bos, joint CEOs.

Bark is the 7th acquisition Berlin Packaging has completed in EMEA (Europe, Middle East, and Africa) in 2022 and 10th acquisition completed globally in 2022.

All employees and locations for this acquisition will be retained.