Merger in the packaging market: Anton Debatin and Riba found Deriba Group

5 September 2018

Two well-established companies in the packaging industry join forces: Packaging manufacturers Anton Debatin and Riba have founded the Deriba Group. The newly established joint enterprise will combine the expertise of six highly specialised individual manufacturers.

The companies Anton Debatin and Riba are equal partners of the Deriba Group. The group also integrates Debatin (Hoenheim, France), pfc premium film company (Hamburg, Germany), HVB Hoch-Vakuum-Beschichtungs (Berlin, Germany) and Berec (Werneuchen, Germany). Each individual enterprise is an expert in its sector. The newly founded Deriba Group will coordinate all business activities, including unified marketing operations for the extensive product and service range. It will also increase the transfer of know-how throughout the product development process. The companies will benefit from economies of scale within procurement, a general process optimisation and synergetic effects within logistics as well as from the access to a new group of customers possessing a high purchasing volume.

The Deriba Group assumes a leading role within the European market for flexible packaging. In sum the companies achieve a sales volume of more than €100 million employing over 400 employees. “In this way, we are becoming a key player in the market gaining the potential to grow nationally as well as internationally,” says Thomas Rose, CEO of Anton Debatin. His new colleague, Frank Rieker, CEO of Riba adds, “Our companies have been cooperating project-based very successfully for a long time. As a group, we will be able to achieve even more. I am thinking for example of developing especially eco-friendly forms of packaging.”

The new Deriba Group will make its first public appearance at FachPack (Nuremberg, 25-27 September 2018, hall 7/7-618). Further information about the group is available on

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