ALPLA as a regional economic player
Over the past three years, ALPLA has grown in particular in the Asia region comprising China, South East Asia and India as well as in the Africa, Middle East and Turkey (AMET) region. The Americas have recorded a slight dip over the past three years, although growth development was very positive last year in North America in particular. ALPLA succeeded in defending its market position in Central and Eastern Europe. We anticipate strong growth of more than 10 per cent per annum in both the Asia and the AMET region.
In 2018, we formulated a goal of growing by 3 per cent per annum continuously up to 2022. The coronavirus pandemic, various negative debates that worsened the image of plastics even further and a saturated European market meant we were unable to achieve our planned annual growth of 3 per cent in the years 2019 and 2020. Based on the actual figures of the past two years, we are now forecasting average annual growth of slightly above 2 per cent up to 2022. In the Asia and AMET regions, we are now anticipating growth of around 54 per cent by 2022 compared with the reference year 2018 – this is already above the target set.