US-based primary packaging provider TricorBraun continues to expand its personal care business in Europe with the acquisition of Continental Bottle Company, Ltd. (CBC), a leading UK glass packaging provider, and its affiliate, UK glass decorator DiBro Ltd. (DiBro).

Continental Bottle Company and DiBro have been leaders in the UK packaging industry for decades,” said Court Carruthers, president and CEO, TricorBraun. “We are pleased to partner with these trusted companies - enabling us to offer new products and expanded supply chain options to customers - while investing in their continued growth.

Serving customers for over 30 years, CBC provides primary glass packaging for the cosmetic and fragrance industries in the UK and DiBro has been providing glass decoration services for for over 20 years to the spirits, wine, cosmetic, and fragrance sectors.

All CBC and DiBro team members will remain with TricorBraun and continue to work out of the companies’ existing locations. CBC and DiBro will continue to function as separate, stand-alone businesses. The companies will now operate as Continental Bottle, a TricorBraun company, and DiBro, a TricorBraun company. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Last March, TricorBraun acquired UK rigid packaging maker Neville and More, following the acquisition in 2021 of Italian-based premium glass packaging supplier Vetroelite.

In order to lead the growth of their European businesses, TricorBraun recently appointed Declan McCarthy in the newly-created role of President, TricorBraun Europe.