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About Petainer

Our mission at Petainer is to provide innovative and sustainable packaging solutions to our customers, delivering superior quality products and exceptional service. We are committed to reducing our environmental impact through the use of recycled materials and promoting responsible recycling practices. We strive to be a trusted partner for our customers, providing them with the best packaging solutions that meet their needs and help them achieve their sustainability goals.

Our Locations

Petainer has locations and staff all around the world, ready to assist you with your needs. As a global business, we are equipped to handle any inquiries and provide tailored solutions wherever you are. Our international presence ensures that we can address challenges promptly and efficiently, leveraging local expertise and resources.

  • Petainer HeadquartersLondon, United Kingdom
  • Manufacturing CentreAš, Czech Republic
  • Manufacturing CentreLidköping, Sweden
  • Manufacturing CentreTennessee, USA
  • Blow Molding SiteIdaho, USA
  • Blow Molding SiteTianmen, China

Our Leadership

Our History


The Lidköping AB site in Sweden was founded at the end of 1950s.

Bought by PLM in 1977, the manufacturing site starts PET production in 1983.


Lidköping AB starts manufacturing Refillable PET (RefPET) bottles.


A new site is built in Aš, Czech Republic in 1996, and starts manufacturing Refillable PET (RefPET) bottles from 1997.


Both Aš, Czech Republic and Lidköping, Sweden sites are acquired by Rexam.


Aš, Czech Republic manufacturing site starts the production of RefPET preforms.


Lidköping, Sweden site starts incorporating high-quality recycled PET content into preforms.


Aš and Lidköping factories acquired by Petainer, with funding from Next Wave Partners, Wheb Partners and KBC Private Equity.


Petainer launches the Petainer Keg programme to start the production of one-way PET kegs.

The company is now funded through KKR.


Launch of the Petainer Water Cooler Bottle programme for the production of Refillable PET Water Cooler Bottles.

The company also releases the first refillable bottle with 25% rPET (recycled PET) inclusion.


Launch of the Petainer Jar programme to start the production of PET Jars and preforms.

The company opens a new manufacturing site in Klin.


Petainer expands its manufacturing sites and opens blow-moulding site in Modesto US.

KKR and Next Wave Partners invest in Petainer’s growth.


Petainer opens a new blow-molding site in Melbourne, Australia.


KKR increase investment in Petainer, becoming the majority shareholder.

Petainer launches new 20 L Hybrid Keg and expands operations in Europe, Russia, and Brazil with new manufacturing sites and warehouses.

Petainer takes sustainability one step further – the Lidköping site is now fully powered by renewable energy.


All European sites are now powered through clean, renewable energy as Petainer Aš also becomes a fully sustainable manufacturing site.

Petainer launches 30 L Hybrid keg.


Petainer continues to expand manufacturing and opens a new blow-moulding site in Beijing, China.

Petainer also launches new 15 L Hybrid and 10 L Classic keg sizes.


Petainer continues to expand manufacturing and opens a new blow-moulding site in Bangkok, Thailand.

Petainer Lidköping is taken to carbon neutral operationally.


Petainer is sold to Ara Partners, an investment house specialising in decarbonisation.


Petainer opens a new blow-moulding site in Tianmen, China

Our Impact

At Petainer, we believe that our impact extends far beyond the products we offer, which is why we have created this page to highlight our commitment to sustainability and corporate responsibility. We are committed to delivering sustainable, high-quality packaging solutions that make a positive impact on the environment, communities, and our customers. We believe that by working together, we can create a more sustainable future for all.

Our Impact on the Environment

As a company that produces plastic packaging, we understand that our products have an impact on the environment. That's why we have made it our mission to reduce that impact as much as possible. We have invested heavily in research and development to create innovative packaging solutions that are lightweight, durable, and made from recyclable materials. By doing this, we are helping to reduce waste and conserve resources.

Our Impact on Communities

At Petainer, we are committed to being a responsible corporate citizen. We understand that our success is closely tied to the communities in which we operate, which is why we strive to make a positive impact in those communities. We work closely with local organizations and non-profits to support initiatives that improve the lives of those around us. Whether it's through volunteering our time, donating resources, or supporting local businesses, we are dedicated to making a positive impact in the communities we serve.

Our Impact on Our Customers

At Petainer, we are committed to providing our customers with high-quality, sustainable packaging solutions that meet their unique needs. We work closely with our customers to understand their requirements and develop customized solutions that are both practical and environmentally friendly. We believe that our success is directly tied to the success of our customers, which is why we are committed to delivering the best possible products and services.


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