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About Gaasch Packaging


Gaasch Packaging is a leading global distributor in the primary packaging industry. Operating from three main facilities in Belgium, Luxembourg and in the United Kingdom, the company serves its local markets as well as international customers on five continents, including Canada, the Unites States of America, Mexico, France, the Russian Federation, Ukraine, Northern Africa, the Middle East, South Africa, Australia, New-Zealand, China, etc.

As a significant and renowned player in the worldwide packaging industry, the company focuses on two specific market sectors:
The product range includes bottles, corks, capsules, jars, vials and a host of other containers with their accessories, in glass as well as PE, PP, PVC and PET.
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Gaasch Packaging is part of the family-owned Holding Industrial Packaging Group, which brings together the following reputable companies in primary packaging distribution:

  • Pattesons Glass (United Kingdom)
  • Nova-Pack (Denmark)
  • Ursan Verpakkingen BV (The Netherlands)
  • Dijkstra Vereenigde BV (The Netherlands)
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HISTORY

2020

2020

The 5th generation joins the family business and ensures continuity of the family representation in the business. 

IPG acquires a majority stake in the Dutch company Dijkstra Vereenigde, which is another important milestone in terms of international growth.

2020

2019

2019

As a group of companies, Gaasch Packaging and its affiliates aim to build a European network of packaging distributors. This results in the acquisitions of minority stakes in the companies Ursan Verpakkingen in The Netherlands and Nova-Pack in Denmark. 

2017

2017

The Hong Kong office is established with a professional purchasing team close to Asian production partners. 

IPG acquires a majority stake in Pattesons Glass. With the addition of Pattesons Glass to the family, Gaasch Packaging is able to offer unprecedented capabilities in the UK market, including its own storage facilities and flexible delivery options. 

2017

2013

2013

The Luxembourg office is established to serve the local and bordering markets, with a main focus on the beer and wine industries. 

2006

2006

Gaasch Packaging celebrates its Centenary Anniversary.

2006

2002

2002

A state-of-the-art ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) system is put in place to centrally support the processes of the company and be at the forefront of the industry in terms of digitalisation and efficiency. 

1998

1998

The Glasgow office is established at the heart of the fascinating Whisky industry, to cater to the needs of the most demanding customers and supply high-quality and original packaging. 

1998

1995

1995

Two members of the 4th generation of the family join the company and initiate a thorough modernisation of logistics, quality management, management systems and information systems. 

1985

1985

A rebranding from Verreries J.B. Gaasch to GAASCH PACKAGING clearly positions the company as a leader in the international primary packaging trading and distribution. 

1985

1972

1972

To maximise the benefits, a new central warehouse and office is built in the vicinity of Brussels.

1960’s

1960’s

The 3rd generation of the family takes over the reins of the company with a clear focus on partnerships with foreign producers and the internationalisation of sales.  

1960’s

1930’s

1930’s

Jean-Baptiste Gaasch’s son and son-in-law join the family business as the 2nd generation expand and diversify the sphere of operation, allowing the company to survive during the difficult periods of the great crisis and the world war. The London office is closed as WWII begins.

1927

1927

The tremendous success of the activity on the Belgian market pushes Jean-Baptiste Gaasch to establish a company in Antwerp under the name ‘Verreries J.B. Gaasch’.

This success also catches the eye of British industry, and a London-based sales office is established to respond to the growing demand for reliable supply of high-quality glass products into the UK market.  

1927

1920’s

1920’s

‘Gaasch’ soon becomes a household name in the Belgian market, associated with excellence and unprecedented customer service. Geographic expansion soon follows with the opening of various local branches across Belgium. Other industries mark their interest and the product and service range evolves to include solutions for pharmaceuticals, chemicals, cosmetics, spirits, food preserves etc. 

1906

1906

Jean-Baptiste Gaasch, the ancestor of the current directors, starts the activity of trading of glass bottles for the beer and mineral water industries.  



1906