On July 18, Sidel announced the acquisition of Cognac Moules Emballages Plastiques (Comep), a French producer and designer of moulds for PET, adding further strength to the group in the manufacturing of moulds and tooling.
Comep was created in 1998 to focus on the design and manufacturing of moulds for PET bottles. Based in Salles-d’Angles, France, with more than 20 years of experience in this industry, Comep produces over 4,000 moulds per year for customers around the world. With around 60 employees, they were a first mover in the low blowing pressure technologies.
Comep and Sidel state that they will remain set on their current focuses with a strong, adapted go-to-market strategy to leverage their respective capabilities, while offering a full set of packaging services to companies bottling their products in PET. Comep will represent a separate channel to market for moulds and tooling. This means that both companies will take distinct commercial approaches while sharing best practices and capitalising on efficiencies whenever possible.