- Press release
Together they continue to revolutionize the fruit preparation industry
Aran Group, a leading manufacturer of bag-in-box solutions, proudly announces the successful completion of the acquisition of a majority stake in IBA Germany from previous owner Liquid Concept GmbH (LC). This strategic acquisition marks a significant milestone in Aran's growth journey, providing an exceptional opportunity for developing 1000-liter IBC (Intermediate Bulk Containers) and a strong foothold in the large German market. The acquisition also positions Aran to penetrate nearby markets, including Scandinavia.
The Aran-IBA operation is led by Managing Director Dan Abraham alongside Sascha Siebel, COO & Chief Engineer and a worldwide expert in BIB and food packaging.
Lior Mor, CEO of Aran Group, conveyed his excitement about the new acquisition: "This is a tremendous commercial, managerial, and leadership opportunity for all of us at Aran and IBA. With the support of the board and management and Aran staff, we aim to achieve significant milestones in the near future. Welcoming the latest addition to our group, IBA is officially part of the Aran Group as of January 2024, enhancing our presence in Europe. This strategic acquisition joins our existing plants in Spain, the USA, and Israel, further solidifying our global footprint. Congratulations and success to all of us at Aran and IBA on this exciting new chapter."
“This acquisition will allow the Aran Group to become a significant player in 1000-liter aseptic packaging solutions for transporting sensitive food products”, says Dan Abraham. “It will also serve as a base of activity for the entire group in the German market and neighboring countries.
Revolutionary Partnership Drives Industry Advancements
IBA is known for its innovative solutions, based on the creative innovation led by Sascha Siebel. Headquartered in Luhne Germany IBA is a key player in the production and sale of flexible IBCs for transporting high-quality food products. The IBA Tainer aseptic IBC is a patented 1000-liter container designed for transporting liquid food. Featuring a protective cage and a disposable flexible bag. This inventive solution offers a cost-effective alternative to traditional stainless-steel containers and ensures an aseptic environment with excellent barriers to safeguard the product. This eliminates the need for complex washing and sterilization processes, mitigating the risk of contamination and preserving the integrity of the valuable contents. Beyond its economic advantages, IBA Tainer is a significantly lighter solution, reducing the required energy during the entire value chain.
Aran's partnership with IBA, spanning 10 years, has facilitated mutual growth. The acquisition of IBA by Aran is expected to intensify market penetration in Europe, particularly in Germany, where the bag-in-box market generates 45-50 million euros. It will enable Aran to leverage its global network for exporting IBA products beyond Germany, using both the unique tap and IBA Tainer. The deal also lays the groundwork for expanding into neighboring markets.
Aran and IBA's combined capabilities and technology are expected to drive substantial growth in the coming years.
IBA Tainer: patented 1000-liter container designed for transporting liquid food.
The management of Aran Group and IBA during the final signature on the acquisition agreement.
About Aran Group:
Aran Group is a leading BIB sustainable packaging solutions manufacturer for the liquid food industry. With a focus on environmental responsibility and product excellence, Aran Group continuously pushes the boundaries of packaging technology to benefit both its customers and the planet.
About Intermediate Bulk Alliance GmbH (IBA):
Specializing in disposable packaging for liquid food, the company offers individual transport solutions in inliner for every product type. IBA focuses on customer proximity and tailored technical advice. By taking up the requirements on-site and accompanying the implementation of packaging solutions, IBA guarantees a smooth, process-safe, and sustainable flow for every transport operation.