Continuing its extensive acquisition programme, global packager Amcor has bought the Canadian bottle manufacturer, Pet Pak, for A$12m.

Pet Pak specialises in the production of PET bottles for the drinks market and has an annual turnover of around A$25m. About 60% of Pet Pak's sales are made in the US.

Australian-based Amcor said the PET liquor bottle market in North America had been growing at around 8% a year since 1997 and Pet Pak had an excellent reputation for delivering high quality PET products.