News from 17.06.2014

Now a “One-Stop Shop” for protective packaging solutions

Storopack strengthens its market position in Florida as most complete manufacturer of protective packaging solutions

Effective July 11, Storopack, a manufacturer and marketer of protective packaging solutions, acquired the industrial packaging business of CleanPak Products in Tampa, Florida. The acquisition encompasses loose fill manufacturing and distribution, as well as several other redistribution products, including bubble film, bubble-lined mailers and rolled foam. The move strengthens Storopack’s market position in Florida and in the U.S.
as most complete manufacturer and supplier of equipment-based and non-equipment-based protective packaging solutions.

 

Storopack representatives, with support from CleanPak’s Owner and President, Mr. George Brydon, worked through a smooth and seamless transition and an uninterrupted supply of protective packaging products. “Our distributors and customers in the Florida region will see virtually no change in their dealings,” commented Joe LaGrasta, Vice President of Storopack in the USA. “In fact, they will soon be capitalizing on the increased opportunities, offerings and efficiencies this acquisition brings.”

Storopack offers distributors in Florida innovative equipment-based products as well as non-equipment-based products manufactured in the region, such as MAILERplus® Bubble Envelopes and Bubbleplus® Bubble Packaging film. “Being close to our customers is a real advantage when it comes to ready-for-use protective packaging, in order to deliver both high quality and attractive solutions,” explained Joe LaGrasta.

Strategic, targeted regional expansion

In line with this strategy, Storopack initiated a partnership with Action Corrugated Supply LLC and Specialty Converting LLC in Florida earlier this year. Effective April 1, Storopack acquired majority interest in these two firms, which are now combined into one company called Action Specialty Packaging LLC. This transaction made Storopack a partner with Andrew Schulman who continues to act as Managing Partner. Action Specialty serves the Florida market with single-face corrugated and paper rolls as well as corrugated boxes, bubble film and mailers manufactured in Opa-Loka and Tampa.

This new partnership combines Storopack’s current range of non-equipment-based protective packaging in Florida with Action Specialty's core products – opening up new joint business opportunities in and outside Florida. “The partnership will enable Storopack to even better serve its distributors and customers in these key business areas and to further develop business opportunities in the Florida market and beyond”, commented Daniel Wachter, President of Storopack North America.