Put an end to transport damage due to inadequate load securing and benefit from Super Power films from the inventor of stretch film. For optimal economic and ecological load securing of goods and merchandise.

Manupackaging, formerly known as Manuli Stretch, is the pioneering company which developed Stretch Film in Europe for the first time. For over 50 years the company has been manufacturing a wide range of high-quality packaging solutions for several applications.

It now manufactures and distributes in 65 countries a variety of 100% recyclable superior packaging products, including LLDPE Pallet Wrap Films, Stretch Hoods and Agricultural Films, for the best tailor-made packaging solutions.

Manupackaging has a robust global distribution organization across its 12 locations. The company maintains distribution operations at each of its production facilities in Germany, Brazil and Argentina, as well as in Italy, U.K., Russia, Ukraine, Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic, Chile.

Manupackaging also utilizes independent sales representatives to service additional regions. This allows the company to service customers virtually globally.

In addition to its internal sales personnel, the company’s distributors utilize additional sales teams to sell Manupackaging’s products to end-users. These include sales people, expert tele-sellers, customer care staff and expert product specialists.

Manupackaging vision entails a partnership collaboration with partner distributors that share product development as well as collaboration with end user customers including “Key Accounts”.

Today, the Company operates 12 locations (including proprietary distribution) with a total building space exceeding 75,000 sqm with 4 manufacturing facilities located in Schkopau (Germany), Buenos Aires (Argentina), Curitiba and Manaus (Brazil).

Manupackaging largest production facility is located in Schkopau (Leipzig, Germany), which hosts Central R&D and Customer Care. The 22,000 sqm facility is built on a 90,000 sqm area and features Cast and Blown Technology, along with PP and PE converting.

The Company motto:

A Natural Passion for Protection
A natural passion for protection

The Manuli Family Group of Companies dates back to 1935, when Dardanio Manuli established a business in Milan, Italy producing rubber tires, inner tubes, hoses, electrical tapes, and power cables. The early years of that business laid the foundations for several businesses, including Manuli Stretch.

Manuli Stretch Group, the Company known today as Manupackaging, began in 1969 as a manufacturer of polyethylene (PE) films. A pioneer in the industry, the Company became the first manufacturer of Pallet Wrap Stretch Film in Europe.

Cast extrusion line

In the mid 90s, Manuli Stretch established a new business unit, Manuli Distribution, to further develop the Manuli brand and support its stretch film business along with the development and the distribution of several packaging products. From 1993-2007, Manuli Distribution embarked upon a global expansion strategy, including the establishment of distribution companies in eight European countries.

Corsham, United Kingdom

With the continued growth of its stretch film business and the need for additional manufacturing facilities, Manuli Stretch implemented two green-field projects: Manuli Stretch Deutschland (Schkopau/Leipzig), for the production of Pallet Wrap and Agricultural Films in 1997, and Manuli Packaging Argentina S.A. (Escobar/Buenos Aires), a manufacturing operation for Pallet Wrap Films in 1998.

Similar to its European expansion program, in 2002 Manuli Stretch established a joint venture with a Brazilian partner for the sale and distribution of Manuli Argentina products in Brazil.

In 2010, the group acquired a majority stake in the company Manuli Fitasa, further consolidating its position in the Brazilian market with five distribution units throughout the country.

In 2011, Manuli Stretch became a leading manufacturer of Stretch Film in Brazil as well and in the same year it established the Manuli Chile distribution branch to further support the distribution of Manuli Argentina products.

In 2012, Manuli Stretch further widened its product range by adding Blown Extrusion capacities in Germany for the manufacture of high performance Multilayer Stretch Hood.

In 2014, it added Coating and Slitting Equipment for the manufacture of Packaging Tapes in Argentina.

In 2016, Manuli Stretch inaugurated a new Stretch Film Manufacturing site in the previous distribution Centre of Manaus (Amazon), Brazil.

In 2016 Drg Vertrieb is merged into Manuli Stretch Deutschland in order to exploit all synergies within the German Market in all the industrial packaging segments.

In September 2018, Oxy Capital Italia s.r.l. acquired the majority stake of the group, now called Manupackaging.

Today, the group maintains 5 manufacturing facilities and 11 distribution operations, serving 15,000 customers in 65 countries.

Manupackaging in the world

Major shareholder of Manupackaging Group and M Stretch S.p.A.
Oxy Capital


Pierfranco Di Gioia, Manupackaging CEO

  • In Manupackaging since April 2020
  • Previously engaged in Industrial Adhesives (Forbo), Protective Packaging (Pregis) and Natural Extracts (Silvateam)
  • Key competences: problem solving and team builder, strategic thinker and strategy execution
  • Languages: Italian, English, Spanish, German
  • Married, 2 children, living in Switzerland

Antonio Pecorone, Manupackaging Global Financial Director

  • In Manupackaging since 2006
  • Previously engaged in Protective Films and technical adhesive tapes business (Boston Tapes – Chargeurs Group)
  • Key competences: general management, finance and controlling
  • Languages: Italian, English, German basic user
  • 1 child, living in Italy

Massimo Moroni, Manupackaging Global Procurement & Marketing

  • In Manupackaging since 1993
  • Previously engaged in banking and textile business
  • Key competences: general management, sales, marketing and procurement
  • Languages: Italian, English, German, Spanish, French
  • Married, 2 children, living in Italy

Isabell Stolte, Manupackaging Global Research, Development & Innovation

  • In Manupackaging since 2015
  • Previously engaged in academia (Martin Luther Universität Halle Wittenberg), PhD thesis on biodegradable films, Post Doc position on analysis of polyolefin materials
  • Key competences: Material science, application technology, innovation and technical marketing
  • Languages: German, English, Italian
  • 1 child, living in Germany

Ronny Kittler, Manupackaging Deutschland Plant Manager

  • In Manupackaging since August 2017
  • Previously engaged in sheet extrusion (Polycasa) and injection molding (KEW)
  • Key competences: operations, target oriented, problem solving, open mind culture
  • Languages: German, English
  • 1 child, living in Germany

Torsten Skibitzki, Chief Commercial Officer Europe

  • In Manupackaging since May 2021
  • Previously engaged in Chemicals and Silicones (Bayer), Elastomers and Thermoplastics (GE), Rigid Plastics Packaging Films (Klöckner Pentaplast, Ergis)
  • Key competences: General (Change) Management, Commercial Excellence, Business Re-Structuring, Strategic Execution, Team Building
  • Languages: German, English, Portuguese
  • Married, 3 children, living in Germany

Maurizio Tagliatti, Manupackaging Latin America and Manupackaging Argentina General Manager

  • In Manupackaging since 1986
  • Previously engaged in manufacturing of plastics processing equipment (Dolci Extrusion) and plastics extrusion converters (Manuli Tapes, Mondoplastico)
  • Key competences: general management, operations
  • Languages: Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, English
  • Married, 3 children, living in Argentina

Thiago Zortea, Manupackaging Brazil General Manager

  • In Manupackaging since May 2014
  • Previously engaged in Audit Companies (Ernst & Young and PwC – Big Four Audit) and Paper Industries (Norske Skog)
  • Key competences: general management, team leader, conflict mediator, negotiator, versatile, focused on positive results.
  • Languages: Portuguese, Italian, English
  • Married, 2 children, living in Brazil


Tassilo Steinbach, Manupackaging Advisory Board Member

  • In Manupackaging Advisory Board since 2020
  • Previously engaged in Power Tools (Robert Bosch), Home Appliance (Siemens), Tyres (Reiff Reifen) Packaging (Antalis)
  • Key competences, general management, outside the box thinking, people developer, consulting
  • Languages: German, English, Spanish
  • Married, living in Stuttgart

Godert Tegelberg, Manupackaging Advisory Board Member

  • In Manupackaging Advisory Board since 2020
  • Former Executive Committee member with Antalis SA, responsible for Industrial Packaging division
  • Key competencies strategy, packaging, food and beverage.
  • Languages: English, German, Dutch, French, Spanish
  • Single, 2 children, living in Austria

Simone Maggioni, Manupackaging Advisory Board Member

  • In Manupackaging Advisory Board since 2021
  • Currently Managing Director Eric Salmon Italy
  • Key competences: advise companies on top leadership topics, such as succession plans
  • Languages: Italian, English, French
  • Married, 2 children, living in Switzerland

Pierfranco Di Gioia
Ronny Kittler
Massimo Moroni
Antonio Pecorone


  • Best provider of value-enhancing packaging solutions.


  • To create value, growing profitably and responsibly, through skilled and motivated professionals, state of the art technology and lean practices in order to consolidate its leadership in providing protective high performance industrial and agricultural films and packaging solutions, achieving the best total cost of ownership (TCO) for its customers.


  • Value creation: Manupackaging adopts an approach to business that will enable the company to operate successfully and achieve excellence, innovation and performance in a sustainable manner in the common interest of all stakeholders, present and future.
  • Quality & Reliability: Manupackaging is committed to achieving superior quality and continuous improvement in the performance of its products. For Manupackaging, reliability means winning the trust of its customers through technical expertise, manufacturing excellence, service, product quality, lean practices and attention to costs.
  • Respect for the environment: Manupackaging believes that respect for the environment is an essential value with respect to its employees, customers and the communities where it operates. Therefore it is committed to creating value for its stakeholders whilst reducing its environmental impact.
  • Social responsibility: Manupackaging promotes the adoption of ethical practices and the respect for fundamental human rights as stated in the ILO’s Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Wor[1].

[1] The Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work, ILO, 1998.

Customer satisfaction

Manupackaging, in line with its corporate policy, adopts the Organisation, Management and Control Model foreseen by the decree 231/2001. This decision has been taken with the conviction that by adopting the model (irrespective of the decree and its contents, which by nature are optional and in no way obligatory), the company can raise awareness among those working for, and on behalf of, the company.

The Board of Directors has entrusted internal controlling functions to a supervisory and audit body, the Supervisory Committee, which has the responsibility to supervise the efficiency and effectiveness of the operational model as well as ensuring that it is kept fully up to date.

The purpose of the model is to build a structured system with the necessary staff to carry out the required procedures and controlling activities, including preventative measures to avert potential criminal offences foreseen by the decree being carried out.

Model foundation points are to circulate conduct regulations and procedures at all company levels and to carry out the mapping of company risk areas, i.e. activities where there is a greater risk that offences be committed.

The Code of Conduct rules contained in the present model are to be added to the Code of Ethics, which represents an integral part of the first.


Solidarity and support for people in difficulty are part of the moral commitments of Manupackaging Group, which has been supporting social initiatives for years.

Manuli Onlus Foundation, set up by Dr Dardanio Manuli in 1992 and since then operating under the guidance of Ms Cristina Manuli, is the most representative example of it. Among the first ones to deal with home help for Alzheimer’s sufferers, the foundation has so far provided 200,000 hours of voluntary care from specialized staff and voluntary auxiliaries.

Among the recognitions received, the “Ambrogino Public Merit Award” from the City of Milan (2004), the Municipal Council Shield of Honour (2006) for the work carried out in Milan and the surrounding area for over ten years and the “Angelo dell’Anno” (Angel of the Year) award for socially-responsible services (2007).

Several international projects are also among the Foundation’s plans and achievements: the electrification of the rural village of Tougouri (Burkina Faso) through the support of Amani Nyayo Onlus, thus enabling the development of the socio-health system, the creation of water pumping and the accumulation systems for civil and farming uses, professional training and the setting up of crafts laboratories, along with the lighting of houses in the evenings.

Rural village of Tougouri (Burkina Faso)

In Argentina the collaboration between the company and the Marìa de la Esperanza Foundation has allowed to build the ‘La Esperanza Centre’ for poor emarginated children in San Marco Sierras, Còrdoba. The centre contains both accommodation and work facilities (a school of Arts and Crafts) and a farm for home-grown products to be used to help maintain the centre.

Thanks to its policies, management system, actions and results, in 2019 Manuli Stretch Deutschland was awarded with the The EcoVadis CSR “excellent” score.

Ecovadis CSR scoring system measures the quality of a company’s Corporate Social Responsibility based upon seven founding principles:

  1. Evidence Based
  2. Industry Sector, Country and Size Matter
  3. Diversification of Sources
  4. Technology
  5. Assessment by International CSR Experts
  6. Traceability & Transparency
  7. Excellence through Continuous Improvement