Diversification as a Sustainable Growth Strategy in the Packaging Market: case study of a Brazilian company, Impacta S/A Indústria e Comércio

Paulo Renato Mendonça, Alexandre Luzzi Las Casas

Abstract


The diversification strategy is one of the most preferred by companies that searchfor the sustainable growth of their sales and profits in markets where products appear, grow indemand and become mature in a progressively faster way. This process is strongly perceived in thepackaging product market, as packaging are means of product promotion, brand image buildingand product quality protection, currently more and more important for consumer products.This research aims to verify if the diversifying strategy is a suitable option for companies ofsuch segment. The verification is performed through a case study covering the diversificationsolution of Impacta S/A, traditional supplier of aluminum collapsible tubes in Brazil and LatinAmerica that added to its portfolio plastic tubes and aluminum monoblock aerosol cans. Theconclusion of this study is that such diversification reached its goals of generating sustainablegrowth, reduce business risk, obtain solid “Market Share” in Brazil for all its products, adequatelyre-position the company in the market and surpass the results achieved by its competitors inthe country. It was also possible to assess the perspective of continuity of the current strategyas a way to increase sales by 85% in US dollars in the next five years, confirming the goodquality of the company managers’ strategic choice.As this conclusion is in part limited by the fact that the study focused on a single case, asuggestion should be left recommending the analysis of other diversification cases of companiesin the packaging segments.

Keywords


diversification; sustainability; business strategy.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.24212/2179-3565.2014v5i2p56-77

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