MeadWestvaco acquires Italian molder of trigger sprayers


MeadWestvaco Corp. (MWV; Richmond, VA) has acquired injection molded trigger-sprayer manufacturer Spray Plast SpA (Romano d'Ezzelino, Italy), saying the company will enhance its Home & Garden business in Europe. The company's all-plastic trigger sprayers are used in the consumer and professional markets, with the deal expected to close in the fourth quarter. Spray Plast's products see use in household and industrial cleaning, automotive, agriculture, and veterinary markets in Europe. Currently strong in the North American home and garden market, MWV believes the Spray Plast acquisition will "better position the company to grow within Europe and targeted emerging markets, and meet growing demands for more ergonomic, high-performing, and environment-friendly products," according to a release.

Located near Venice, Spray Plast's capabilities include injection molding and assembly machinery. All 109 employees will transition to MWV, with the Spray Plast management team, including Andrea Gualdi as managing director, staying on. Founded in 1973 by Andrea's father Piero Gualdi, ...
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