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Berlin Packaging Wraps Up Consolidated Bottle Acquisition

Berlin Packaging grows footprint in Canadian market through purchase of one of Canada’s leading packaging suppliers.

Clare Goldsberry

November 9, 2020

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Berlin Packaging, which bills itself as the world’s largest hybrid packaging supplier, has acquired Consolidated Bottle Corp., a leading packaging supplier in Canada. The transaction, which was announced on Nov. 3, significantly expands Berlin Packaging’s footprint in Canada. All Consolidated Bottle employees and locations will be retained. Following the acquisition, the company will be known as Consolidated Bottle Corp., a Berlin Packaging company.

“Consolidated Bottle has an extraordinary history and shares our focus on quality, service, and results for customers,” said Bill Hayes, CEO and President of Berlin Packaging. “We are extremely committed to the Canadian market and see tremendous growth opportunities for our employees, customers, and suppliers.”

Berlin Packaging supplies a range of packaging including glass, plastic, and metal containers and closures, and provides package design, financing, consulting, warehousing, and logistics services to customers across all industries.

“We are thrilled to partner with Berlin Packaging for our next chapter,” said Consolidated Bottle CEO Jonathan Rutman. “Our team and our customer base have enjoyed phenomenal growth over the past several years, and we are confident that our shared future is bright with Berlin Packaging.”

About the Author(s)

Clare Goldsberry

Until she retired in September 2021, Clare Goldsberry reported on the plastics industry for more than 30 years. In addition to the 10,000+ articles she has written, by her own estimation, she is the author of several books, including The Business of Injection Molding: How to succeed as a custom molder and Purchasing Injection Molds: A buyers guide. Goldsberry is a member of the Plastics Pioneers Association. She reflected on her long career in "Time to Say Good-Bye."

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