Food packaging company Sabert buys Mullinix Packages

Looks to expand offering of food packaging products and solutions

Food packaging company Sabert Corp. (Sayreville, NJ) has finalized its acquisition of Mullinix Packages Inc. (Fort Wayne, IN) from private equity firm Mason Wells. Mullinix is a U.S. provider of plastic packaging solutions to food processors and the foodservice industry. 

Mullinix extrudes and thermoforms products using a broad range of materials including PP, APET, CPET, PLA and barrier materials. The company is a key figure in the solid case-ready meat tray market with more than 200 customers.

Earlier this year, Sabert acquired Kalman Packaging Inc., a North Carolina-based manufacturer of thermoformed plastic hinged food containers, focused on the bakery/supermarket sector.

The company said that as the food industry continues to grow, expand and differentiate, it is making it a priority to keep an eye on growing trends, providing customers with a broad offering of food packaging products and solutions.

Mullinix provides a mix of custom and stock products to the foodservice and food processor markets including hinged containers, deli containers, microwavable/ ovenable trays, drink cups, sleeved cups and trays for the case ready and prepared foods markets.

With the addition of Mullinix, Sabert's annual sales will exceed $500 million.


"We are very excited to have Mullinix as part of the Sabert organization," said Albert Salama, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Sabert. "Mullinix has an experienced and talented team with superior technical capabilities.

"Their market-leading position with food processors combined with Sabert's product offerings, global presence and resources will allow the new organization to deliver even greater value to the market."

"Joining Sabert is a great opportunity for both our customers and our workforce," said Gene Gentili, Chief Executive Officer of Mullinix. "Both companies have a long history of developing innovative solutions and quality products to meet the evolving needs of our long-standing customers. We look forward to working with the Sabert team to build a powerful packaging company on the strengths of the combined organizations."

Sabert operates North American facilities in New Jersey, California and Kentucky, as well as manufacturing facilities in Belgium, Europe and Zhongshan, China.

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