Corporate – Home

RPC – A leading plastic product design and engineering company

RPC is a global manufacturer differentiated by its expertise in all the main plastic conversion technologies: injection moulding, blow moulding, thermoforming, and rotational moulding. We serve six broad packaging and non-packaging sectors: food, non-food, personal care, beverage, healthcare, and technical components.

Strategy

The Group announced its Strategy, Vision 2020: Focused Growth Strategy in 2013, designed to build on opportunities for focused growth organically through our leading product and process innovation capabilities, consolidating in Europe through acquisitions, expanding our global presence and also utilising our core competences in non-packaging solutions.

Strategy

Interview with Chief Executive, Pim Vervaat

Investment proposition

RPC is a leading plastic product design and engineering business in a growing and globalising market offering attractive dividend streams with a track record of delivering.

Investment proposition

Investors

Annual report

June 2015 CMD presentation

Performance highlights

  • The Vision 2020 strategy continues to drive significant growth both organically and through acquisitions with the Global Closures Systems Group (GCS) acquisition completed (29 March 2016) and four further acquisitions made during the year;
  • Revenues increased by 34% reflecting the contribution from recent acquisitions and a 4% like-for-like growth in packaging sales;
  • The integration of GCS and the second phase of the realisation of the Promens related synergies are progressing well. The steady state cost synergies associated with these two acquisitions are now projected to be €80m per annum, €15m higher than previously estimated;
  • Adjusted EPS improved by 14% to 43.3p (2015 restated: 38.0p) with good cash generation and net cash flow from operating activities at £150.9m (2015: £92.7m);
  • Final dividend of 12.3p recommended giving a total year dividend of 17.1p (restated and 2015 restated: 14.3p) representing a 20% increase over the previous year and in line with our progressive dividend policy.

"This has been another successful year with a strong business performance founded upon good underlying organic growth. The Promens business has been integrated and the integration of GCS is well advanced. Good progress has been made in the implementation of the Vision 2020 strategy with continued consolidation of the European plastic packaging market and enhancement of the Group’s global footprint. The optimisation of the enlarged Group’s cost base is on track to deliver structural benefits of €80m per annum, an increase of €15m compared with previous estimates. Going forward, the Group continues to explore opportunities for growth in line with the Vision 2020 strategy. The new financial year has started well and in line with management’s expectations."

P R M Vervaat
Chief Executive

Leading design and engineering capabilities

Our 24 specialist design and technology centres worldwide combine creativity with a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of all plastic processes.

From the earliest design stages we are able to optimise integrated processes that deliver best-in-class production capabilities across a global footprint.

Expertise across all the main plastic conversion technologies mean we can employee the most appropriate technology and combine process to serve complex applications.

Investment proposition

RPC is a leading plastic product design and engineering business in a growing and globalising market offering attractive dividend streams with a track record of delivering.

Investment proposition

Investors

Annual report

June 2015 CMD presentation

Leading design and engineering capabilities

Our 24 specialist design and technology centres worldwide combine creativity with a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of all plastic processes.

From the earliest design stages we are able to optimise integrated processes that deliver best-in-class production capabilities across a global footprint.

Expertise across all the main plastic conversion technologies mean we can employee the most appropriate technology and combine process to serve complex applications.

Investment proposition

View

Annual report and accounts

Download

Design and innovation

More

Join our email list and be the first to know about the latest trends, innovations and events

Submit

RPC Sustainability Matters

Our Sustainability Commitment