Sonoco (NYSE: SON) has acquired Weidenhammer Packaging Group for about $383 million in cash.

Weidenhammer, headquartered in Hockenheim, Germany, provides composite cans, drums and rigid plastic containers. The company has 13 production facilities in Germany, Belgium, France, Greece, the Netherlands, U.K., U.S., Chile and Russia. Weidenhammer's packaging products are used by the processed foods, powdered beverages, tobacco, confectionery, personal care, pet food, pharmaceutical and home and garden products markets.

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