Berlin Packaging has acquired French glass packaging group Gerfran, a family-owned supplier which specialises in the wine and beverage end markets.

Gerfran was founded in 1984 and acquired by Lionel Fruh in 2008. It is headquartered in La Réole and specialises in the sale of wine bottles with an emphasis on Bordeaux bottles and serves wine producers of all sizes, from small vineyards to large estates.

In addition to wine bottles, the company also sells bottles and jars for beer, spirits, fruit juices and food.

Gerfran has warehouses across the South West of France and has strong relationships with its customers, who benefit from the company’s value-added services and turnkey solutions.

Gerfran will be the 18th acquisition by Berlin Packaging within Europe, the Middle East and Africa since 2016 and the 8th acquisition within these territories during 2021.

All employees and locations for this acquisition will be retained.