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Transcontinental acquires Robbie Manufacturing

By Canadian Packaging staff   

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Robbie Manufacturing, a Kansas-based flexible packaging supplier, generated US $550 million in its last fiscal year.

MONTREAL—TC Transcontinental Inc. says it has acquired Robbie Manufacturing, a flexible packaging supplier located in Lenexa, Kansas.

Transcontinental is Canada’s largest printer with operations in print, flexible packaging, publishing and digital media, with nearly 8,000 employees in Canada and the U.S. , generating CDN $2.0 billion in revenues during 2015.

Robbie Manufacturing specializes in on-site packaging needs for grocery stores, shrink wrap packaging of multipack consumer goods, and packaging solutions for food processors. With over 175 employees, Robbie earned revenues of US$50 million during the past business year.

“This acquisition is great news for the ongoing development of our flexible packaging division, an important area of growth for the Corporation,” says TC Transcontinental president and chief executive officer François Olivier. “The acquisition of Robbie Manufacturing is strategic on two fronts. It allows us to enter into two new packaging niches while also creating opportunities for synergies with our existing facilities nearby. The company shares TC Transcontinental’s values and fosters a similar culture, putting their customers at the heart of everything they do. We’re pleased to welcome our new employees who will contribute to TC Transcontinental’s growth and success.”


Robbie Manufacturing co-founder and chief executive officer Irv Robinson adds:  “It’s a privilege for Robbie Manufacturing and the entire team to join the ranks of TC Transcontinental, a solid, well-established family-controlled corporation led by seasoned leaders and driven by a vision for the future.

“TC Transcontinental’s vast entrepreneurial experience will undoubtedly help Robbie Manufacturing grow and remain a supplier of choice for its customers. We’ve worked hard to build our reputation over the years, and we know that TC Transcontinental will continue in this vein while respecting the values that sustain our company.”

Other recent acquisitions by TC Transcontinental include: Capri Packaging in 2014 and Ultra Flex Packaging Corp. in 2015.

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