Our history

Klöckner Pentaplast (kp) was founded in 1965, and since then we have continued to deliver strong growth with game-changing innovation and service excellence as we work towards our goal of becoming the world's leading sustainable packaging solutions company.
With the acquisition of LINPAC in 2017, we took our customer proposition to a new level. We became an even better research and development (R&D) powerhouse and a plastic films business with a full portfolio of new technologies, solutions and formulations that can anticipate market trends, solve customer problems and help build brand identities.


Founded in Montabaur, Germany


Begins exporting to USA and Canada


kpAmericas founded in Gordonsville, Virginia, USA


Acquires: Roxan GmbH, Aerni-Leuch, AG and Stanley Smith Ltd


kpEurope forms a joint venture with Hoechst/Kalle to form Kalle Pentaplast GmbH. kpGroup becomes world’s leading producer of high-quality rigid films


Acquires: ARCOR, VillPET, P&E Verpackungen GmBH, G-PLAS, Witt Plastics, Greenway Plastics, RIFLEX PMC Film and Waytek Corporation
Greenfield sites built: Beaver, Rayong, Santo Tirso and Suzhou


kp acquired by a group of investors led by Strategic Value Partners, LLC


kp’s 50th anniversary
First kp i.center: Charlottesville, USA
Facility relocation: Montreal, Canada
Capacity expansion: Gendorf, Germany


Expansion: new slitting line Cotia, Brazil.
kp acquires Farmamak (Istanbul, Turkey)


kp acquires LINPAC Senior Holdings Ltd


kp London, Corporate Office opens