Clondalkin Specialist Packaging Division Expands in Russia
Clondalkin Pharma & Healthcare, a unit of the Specialist Packaging Division of Clondalkin Group, has established sales and marketing offices in Saint Petersburg, Russia. The company has also signed a long-term manufacturing and marketing agreement with Saint Petersburg-based packaging producer Industry of Colour (Incol). Incol will support Clondalkin with local production and finishing activities.
“We have well-established supply positions into the Russian market and we are excited by the business development opportunities we see there," said Malcolm Farnan, Sales & Marketing Director for Clondalkin Specialist Packaging, in a press release. "Opening our sales and marketing office and entering into the manufacturing agreement with Incol will enable us to significantly enhance our customer offering. Our partnership with Incol is a key part of these initiatives. Alexander Afremov, Incol’s founding Managing Director, has embraced the relationship very responsively and we are really looking forward to developing our business proposition with him and his team. We both share the same driver – customer focus and service.”
Said Alexander Afremov in the press release: “We have made great strides in developing our cartons business since we established our operations in 1999. We are excited to partner with Clondalkin, combining Incol’s well-established experience in the Russian market with Clondalkin’s international packaging manufacturer capabilities and its leading position in Pharmaceutical and Healthcare markets. The partnership offers outstanding customer service enhancement possibilities.”
Added David Lennon, CEO of Clondalkin Group's Specialist Packaging Division: “The establishment of our presence in St Petersburg and our agreement with Incol are in line with our strategy to develop in our specialist markets and to support our customers in their developments.”
Natalia Antonova, Clondalkin’s Saint Petersburg Sales Office Manager, said: “I am delighted to be part of Clondalkin’s initiatives to expand its sales and production capability in Russia and to launch this significant market development for our Russian-based customers.”
Clondalkin Group comprises of four market-focused divisions:
• Clondalkin Pharma and Healthcare.
• Clondalkin Consumer.
• Clondalkin Flexible Packaging.
• Clondalkin Trading.
The Specialist Packaging Division consists of Clondalkin Pharma & Healthcare and Clondalkin Consumer produces folding cartons, labels, leaflets, literature and inserts/outserts businesses, along with paper packaging and printing components. It operates from over 20 manufacturing sites in the United Kingdom, Netherlands, Spain, Poland, United States, Puerto Rico and Ireland. For detials, visit www.clondalkingroup.com.