Canadian Packaging

Pregis acquires Sharp Packaging Systems

Pregis adds bagging systems capability to protective packaging portfolio.

May 9, 2017   by Canadian Packaging staff

DEERFIELD, Ill—Pregis LLC has acquired Sussex, Wisconsin-based Sharp Packaging Systems for an undisclosed amount. The acquisition will enable Pregis to expand its product portfolio to include a complete line of flexible packaging bagging systems and materials.

“The shift to dimensional weight-based transport pricing is making bagging an attractive option for a variety of products that do not require cushioning protection. By adding bagging systems to our already robust protective packaging product offering, we can offer customers—particularly those whose market strategy includes e-commerce—another option to deliver their products to consumers,” says Pregis president and chief executive officer Kevin Baudhuin.

Last year, Sharp completed construction of its new 160,000-square-foot state of the art manufacturing facility in Sussex to keep up with growing demand for the company’s product line. In total, Sharp manufactures in three locations and employs approximately 200 people. Going forward, Sharp will operate as a Pregis business unit, headed by current president Mike Menz.

“We view the Sharp organization and their employees as a perfect cultural fit within Pregis. We believe the product offering and our combined teams strengthen our position as a valued partner to our customers,” Baudhuin notes.

Sharp is the fourth acquisition Pregis has completed in the past three years under ownership of Olympus Partners. The other three include: 3M Company’s protective films business; EasyPack paper-based protective packaging systems; and Eagle Film Extruders.

About Sharp Packaging Systems
Sharp Packaging Systems has been designing and manufacturing flexible bagging systems and bags since 1984 for a variety of applications, including e-commerce, medical/pharmaceutical, retail displays, injection molding, food, linen services and OEM (original equipment manufacturer) parts. The company is known for its MAX and SX branded bagging systems and custom-made E-Z Bags. For more information visit www.sharppackaging.com.

About Pregis
Pregis LLC is a leading provider of innovative protective packaging materials, equipment systems and surface protection. The company offers solutions for a wide variety of consumer and industrial market segments including food, beverage, healthcare, medical devices, agricultural, e-commerce, retail, automotive, furniture, electronics, construction and military/aerospace. For more information: www.pregis.com.

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