U.S. firm acquires U.K. protective packaging company
By Canadian Packaging staffGeneral acquisition of protective packaging materials company Easypack Pregis Corporation protective packaging materials
Protective packaging specialist Pregis acquire protective packaging specialist Easypack.
Pregis Corporation, a Chicago-based global leader in the development and manufacturing of innovative protective packaging materials and systems has completed the acquisition of Easypack, a Hertfordshire, U.K. paper-based protective packaging company.
The acquisition will enable Pregis to expand its North American product portfolio to include a complete line of paper void fill, cushioning and block/brace solutions.
“We are continuously looking for ways to support brand owners with offerings that will meet any protective packaging needs they might have to create a positive customer experience. This latest acquisition enables us to expand our performance-oriented paper packaging offering in North America, as well as provide Easypack with inflatable packaging solutions to support the European markets they serve,” says Pregis president and chief executive officer Kevin Baudhuin.
Pregis will continue to operate Easypack’s three U.K. manufacturing facilities, as well as offices and distribution centers in France and Germany. Easypack employs approximately 70 people across Europe.
“Easypack, with its 20-plus year track record of innovation in paper packaging solutions, is a welcomed addition to the Pregis family. Its successful expansion into Europe led to the company being awarded the prestigious Queen’s Award for International Trade on three occasions. We look forward to sharing technology to offer even more protective packaging solutions to customers in North America and Europe,” Baudhuin adds.
Easypack was established in 1992 in Hertfordshire, UK. They have developed a range of environmentally-friendly, quality, high-performance paper-based cushion and void fill systems, designed specifically for industrial consumption. For more information, visit www.easypack.net.
Pregis Corporation is a leading global provider of innovative protective packaging materials and systems, providing 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, visit www.pregis.com.
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