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.

1965

Founded in Montabaur, Germany
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1970

Begins exporting to USA and Canada

1977

kpAmericas founded in Gordonsville, Virginia, USA

1990s

Acquires: Roxan GmbH, Aerni-Leuch, AG and Stanley Smith Ltd
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1996

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

2000s

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

2012

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

2015

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

2016

Expansion: new slitting line Cotia, Brazil.
kp acquires Farmamak (Istanbul, Turkey)
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2017

kp acquires LINPAC Senior Holdings Ltd

2018

kp London, Corporate Office opens