Saga Décor, a Verallia group company with expertise in decorating glass food containers, has acquired Société Charentaise de Décor, specialised in glass satin-finishing.

The acquisition allows Verallia to consolidate its decoration range to match market trends, while strengthening its presence in Charente, in the south-west of France.

Founded in 1973 and located in Gensac-la-Pallue (Charente), Société Charentaise de Décor decorates around 30 million bottles a year and has 28 employees.

In 2015, its turnover was over €6m.

Verallia and Société Charentaise de Décor have a common customer base of major spirits brands, which represents the most dynamic market for glass bottle decoration.

With this acquisition, Saga Décor reinforces its industrial capabilities and affirms its know- how in satin-finishing.

This announcement illustrates Saga Décor’s willingness to invest in meeting new customer requirements, primarily demanding range variety and flexibility in decoration techniques.

In this vein, in late 2016 Saga Décor started up a lacquering line on full bottles with drying by UV lamps and a hot- stamping machine at its Pont-Sainte- Maxence facility (Oise).

Xavier Volt, CEO of Saga Décor said, “Société Charentaise de Décor is a company renowned for the know-how of its employees.

“We are pleased to welcome its teams inside Saga Décor and combine our industrial and human assets.

“Through this acquisition, we shall reinforce our presence on the dynamic Cognac and premium packaging market.”

Michel Giraud, Groupe de la Seine board chairman said: “I am delighted that Société Charentaise de Décor, with this sale to a world-renowned group, will ensure its continuity and the future of its workforce.

“On this point, I would like to thank all employees who have helped build the company’s reputation over the last 44 years.”