Berlin Packaging Completes Acquisition of Bark Packaging Group

7 October 2022

Berlin Packaging, the world's largest Hybrid Packaging Supplier®, announced today that it has completed its acquisition of Bark Packaging Group, a supplier of industrial, flexible, and UN-certified packaging.

Bark was founded in 1978 and has evolved from a traditional packaging wholesaler to a value-added supplier of industrial packaging known for its proprietary and customized designs. In June 2022, Bark acquired DeeDee Pouch Professionals, a supplier of sustainable and innovative pouch solutions and other flexible products to the European food and chemical markets.

“This partnership strengthens our leadership in Northern Europe and allows us to offer our customers even more products and services. I am excited for the new opportunities this partnership will create for the Bark and DeeDee teams,” said Marcel Schröder, who leads Berlin's Benelux, Nordics and DACH regions.

“We’re proud to join Berlin Packaging as it offers enormous benefits for our customers, partners, and employees. We look forward to working with the Berlin Packaging team and growing our business together,” said Berny Plas and Erik Bos, joint CEOs.

Bark is the 7th acquisition Berlin Packaging has completed in EMEA (Europe, Middle East, and Africa) in 2022 and 10th acquisition completed globally in 2022.

All employees and locations for this acquisition will be retained.

About Berlin Packaging
Berlin Packaging is the world's largest Hybrid Packaging Supplier® of glass, plastic, and metal containers and closures. The company supplies billions of items annually along with package design, financing, consulting, warehousing, and logistics services for customers across all industries. Berlin Packaging brings together the best of manufacturing, distribution, and income-adding service providers. Its mission is to increase the net income of its customers through packaging products and services.

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About Bark Packaging Group
Founded in 1978, Bark Packaging Group offers industrial, flexible, and UN-Certified packaging solutions and a wide range of services to meet its customers’ packaging needs, including product design and development, logistics, and inventory management services.

Press contacts:

Press Office – Omnicom PR Group Italy
Barbara Papini,, +39 335 6113555
Ilaria Sala,, +39 335 8112968

Berlin Packaging
Elena Franzetti,, +39 02 48436611, +39 3401204145 for EMEA
Celeste Osborne,, +1 708 272 7046 for North America

Bark Packaging Group
Erik Bos,, +31 313 679530
Berny Plas,, +31 313 760901