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Transcontinental acquires packaging supplier Robbie Manufacturing

July 4, 2016
By Manufacturing AUTOMATION

Jul. 4, 2016 – Last week, Transcontinental Inc. (known as TC Transcontinental) announced it has acquired Robbie Manufacturing, a flexible packaging supplier that specializes in on-site packaging needs for grocery stores, shrink wrap packaging of multipack consumer goods, and packaging solutions for food processors.

“This acquisition is great news for the ongoing development of our flexible packaging division, an important area of growth for the Corporation,” said François Olivier, president and CEO of TC Transcontinental.

Olivier said the acquisition allows Transcontinental 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,” he continued.

“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,” said Irv Robinson, co-founder and CEO of Kansas-based Robbie Manufacturing. “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.”


Last September, TC Transcontinental doubled its packaging division’s revenues after acquiring Ultra Flex Packaging Corp., a supplier of flexible packaging for US$80 million. Describing itself as Canada’s largest printer, TC Transcontinental has operations in print and digital media, flexible packaging and publishing, and more than 8,000 employees throughout North America.

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