Transcontinental buys packaging firm Flexipak

Friday November 03, 2017
Written by Manufacturing AUTOMATION
Nov. 3, 2017 - Quebec-based Transcontinental Inc. has acquired a 55-person packaging company located in the St-Laurent borough of Montreal.

The deal for Les Industries Flexipak Inc. is Transcontinental’s fifth North American packaging acquisition since 2014 as the printing, publishing and media company pivots toward packaging and away from newspapers and magazines.

“This transaction extends our footprint to Eastern Canada by adding a Montreal-based facility equipped with a state-of-the-art platform, and gives us the opportunity to further develop our existing business relationships with retailers in the country,” said François Olivier, Transcontinental president and CEO.

Transcontinental said it intends to retain all of the company’s employees and managers.

Founded in 1998, Flexipak makes packaging for consumer goods firms, food processors and retailers, and specializes in flexographic printing, lamination as well as bag and pouch making.

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