16 Facts About Amcor


Amcor is a dual-listed company, being listed on the Australian Securities Exchange and New York Stock Exchange .

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Amcor has two reporting segments: Flexibles Packaging and Rigid Plastics.

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In July 2002, Amcor acquired the rigid packaging and closures businesses of Schmalbach-Lubeca, headquartered in Ratingen, Germany.

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In 2007, Amcor sold its European PET business to La Seda, a Spain-based manufacturer.

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The B9 paper machine produced enough paper to fulfill the company's Australasian paper requirements, and as a result, Amcor's other recycled paper mill in Fairfield, Victoria, closed in late 2012.

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In 2010, Amcor completed the acquisition of Alcan's food and global pharmaceutical and tobacco businesses from Rio Tinto for US$2.

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In 2011, Amcor acquired Marfred Industries, one of the largest independently owned packaging manufacturers and distributors in the United States.

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In 2012, Amcor acquired the Aperio Group packaging company, adding further capability in Australia, New Zealand and Thailand.

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In December 2013, Amcor demerged its Australasia and Packaging Distribution business into a separate company called Orora, which is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange.

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The spin-off allowed Amcor to focus on making flexible- and rigid-plastic packaging and tobacco packaging, mostly for overseas markets.

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In May 2016, Amcor acquired Canadian company Plastics Moulders Limited for US$32 million.

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In June 2016, Amcor acquired Alusa, the largest flexible packaging business in South America for a purchase price of US$435 million.

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In May 2017, Amcor acquired Plasticos, a specialty container business, from a leading food producer in Colombia.

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Amcor purchased Marfred Industries in 2018, making it one of the largest independently held package makers and distributors in the United States.

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Amcor develops and produces packaging for use with snacks and confectionery, cheese and yoghurt, fresh produce, beverage and pet food products, and rigid-plastic containers for brands in the food, beverage, pharmaceutical, and personal and home-care segments.

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In 2021, Amcor were ranked 7th on Michael West's "Top 40 Tax Dodgers in Australia".

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