WestRock Company completes acquisition of Plymouth Packaging
The acquisition represents WestRock’s entry into the growing on-demand corrugated packaging market.
January 9, 2018
by Canadian Packaging staff
ATLANTA–WestRock Company has announced it has completed its previously announced acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Plymouth Packaging, Inc.
Plymouth is a corrugated packaging company that derives approximately 70 per cent of its sales from its “Box on Demand” systems and corrugated fanfold, and 30 per cent from traditional corrugated box packaging.
This acquisition represents WestRock’s entry into the growing on-demand corrugated packaging market that serves many e-commerce and other custom-packaging applications. The market-leading “Box on Demand” systems are located on the customers’ sites and use fanfold corrugated to produce custom, on-demand corrugated packaging that is accurately sized for any product type according to the customer’s specifications.
“We are pleased to welcome the Plymouth team to WestRock,” states WestRock Corrugated Packaging president Jeff Chalovich. “The addition of Plymouth Packaging and the “Box on Demand” capabilities furthers our differentiated packaging and packaging machinery strategies, and we look forward to growing this business in our portfolio.”
In addition to the market expansion opportunity represented by this acquisition, WestRock intends to fully integrate the nearly 60,000 tons of containerboard used annually by Plymouth Packaging and expects additional containerboard integration opportunities as the Company serves the growing on-demand packaging market.
WestRock partners with customers to provide differentiated paper and packaging solutions that help them win in the marketplace. WestRock’s 45,000 team members support customers around the world from more than 300 operating and business locations spanning North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Learn more at www.westrock.com.