Refresco to buy AzPack

Independent beverage bottler Refresco is to expand its business in North America with the acquisition of packaging producer AzPack (Arizona Production & Packaging).

“North America is a large and very diverse market with a lot of growth potential in different drinks categories. Our current footprint consists of 27 locations in North America, serving national and international branded beverage companies and retailers,” said Hans Roelofs, chief executive of Refresco Group.

“With the addition of AzPack to the Refresco Group, we will be even better positioned to service customers in the Southwestern US across many categories, including energy drinks and innovative sports drinks,” Roelofs explained. “AzPack will have a specialist role in the Refresco Group, as it is known for its expertise in manufacturing complex niche products for branded beverage companies.”