Alpha Packaging has announced the acquisition of Vanga Products (Plastics) Inc. of Surrey, British Columbia, Canada, to expand Alpha’s blow moulding capacity in the Pacific Northwest. Vanga is a manufacturer of high-density polyethylene (HDPE) and polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles and jars for the nutritional, pharmaceutical, household chemical and food markets.
Alpha Packaging is a manufacturer of HDPE and PET bottles and jars for the nutritional, pharmaceutical, personal care, household chemical, and niche food and beverage markets. In addition, Alpha’s Technigraph decorating division provides environmentally-friendly container decorating services to leading personal care brands. Irving Place Capital, a middle-market private equity firm, acquired Alpha Packaging in September 2010.
Vanga has approximately sixty employees and operates twenty-three blow molding machines in a 60,000 square foot manufacturing and warehouse facility. Manufacturing processes include Injection Blow Molding (IBM) and Extrusion Blow Molding (EBM) for HDPE, and Injection Stretch Blow Molding (ISBM) for PET products. The combination of Alpha and Vanga provides customers an extensive product range and service capability, supported by a nationwide network of 8 manufacturing facilities in North America and 1 in Europe.
Phil Yates, Alpha Packaging’s Chairman and CEO, said, “Vanga has a strong reputation as a high-quality supplier in the Northwest Pacific region and represents an excellent opportunity for Alpha to extend its manufacturing footprint in this market. We are excited to make available our expanded product line to both Vanga and Alpha customers.”
“Alpha’s acquisition growth strategy is to acquire successful companies whose product lines, customers and plant locations complement our existing infrastructure,” said Dan Creston, Alpha Packaging’s Chief Operating Officer. “Alpha already has considerable business in the Pacific Northwest, most of which is currently served by our Salt Lake City and Midwest locations. With this key addition to our footprint, we will be looking for ways to optimize our manufacturing operations by strategically locating our tooling and equipment.”
“The Vanga stock product line is an excellent fit for our existing customer base, and we are now well positioned to capture more market share in the Western portion of North America,” said Brian McCarthy, Alpha’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Business Development. “The two companies share some of their largest customers and have similar capabilities, so the integration will be relatively seamless for both our customers and our sales team.”
Vanga Products was founded by Gerry VanGaalen, who will retire from the company in connection with the transaction. Vanga’s plant will begin operating as a branch of Alpha effective immediately.
Alpha Packaging's custom bottle for Senproco's Green Groom line
Senproco manufactures the Green Groom line of safe, natural and biodegradable pet grooming products. Because all nine products are environmentally friendly, Senproco also wanted its packaging to make the smallest impact possible on the environment. Working with TricorBraun, Senproco chose Alpha Packaging to manufacture a custom bottle and selected Technigraph to provide print design and decoration.
Discover Alpha's range of PET honey bear bottles
For high-quality honey packaging that will certainly be eye catching on the shelf, Alpha is a solid supplier choice. The company's wonderful range of PET honey bears perfectly fits the bill for quirky packaging that will also satisfy consumers in terms of quality.
Alpha Packaging is pleased to announce that Terry Moody has joined the company as Chief Executive Officer. Alpha, a portfolio company of Irving Place Capital, is a leading blow molder of bottles and jars for rapidly growing consumer markets, including the nutrition, pharmaceutical, personal care and niche food and beverage categories.
Stressing speed & flexibility, St. Louis-based PET and HDPE bottle maker sees purchase of Etten-Leur facility as platform for broader European growth. Alpha Packaging Inc. announced today that it has acquired a plant in Etten-Leur, the Netherlands, from Graham Packaging Company. The transaction – for which terms were not disclosed – was completed on November 2nd.
Alpha was engaged to develop packaging for a concentrated fuel injection cleaner for Shell Lubricant’s Gumout line that delivers the same number of treatments in smaller, lighter-weight containers. Shell asked Alpha to eliminate PVC plastic and all and secondary materials from the automotive chemical packaging, and utilize recycled and/or recyclable materials in the new package.
Alpha Packaging is now offering its most popular stock items from its West Coast stocking facility with new, lower minimum order quantities. Over 8 million units across 180 different SKUs are currently available for immediate shipment across the United States. A minimum order of $500 per order is required, but different items can be combined to meet that minimum. The items stocked in California are Alpha's best-selling sizes and colors in various markets.
Turtle Wax wanted to launch a new line of automotive appearance products by the spring 2014 season, and it wanted a new, custom line of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles across three sizes, and selected Alpha to manufacture the new bottles since Alpha has worked with Turtle Wax for over 20 years.
Alpha Packaging has just introduced two sizes of PET plastic Growlers for the craft beer industry. The 32-ounce and 64-ounce plastic Growlers are a great option for off-premise draught beer sales, as a substitute for traditional glass vessels. They allow consumers to take fresh draught beer directly from the tap to places that glass is not allowed, including beaches, parks and other outdoor venues.
Alpha Packaging has just qualified six new injection blow molded high density polyethylene (HDPE) packers as part of its new HDPE Pharma Line. When completed later this fall, Alpha’s Pharma Line will consist of more than a dozen injection blow molded and extrusion blow molded bottles that replicate the HDPE round bottles most prevalent in the pharmaceutical industry.
Breast Cancer Awareness Month has become one of the United States’ most prominent “cause campaigns," and Alpha Packaging got involved in 2013. Our Breast Cancer Awareness Bottle or “ribbon bottle” as it has been called, is a custom water bottle built for our distributor customer, Container and Packaging Supply, for their customer Misty Artesian Water.
Alpha Packaging has introduced three new polyethylene terephthalate (PET) indented label large round packers ideal for bulk quantities of protein powders and nutritional supplements. Alpha’s 3785cc (1-gallon) and 6250cc packers are new sizes that are both larger than the PET packers previously available from Alpha; the new 1500cc packer is a lightweight version of a size Alpha already made. With six sizes now available, Alpha offers the most complete line of large PET packers in the industry.
To make it easier than ever for customers to buy its most popular styles of PET sprayer bottles, Alpha Packaging has reduced the minimum orders for three sizes of Tremont Sprayers made in Alpha’s Cleveland manufacturing facility. Now, customers can order as few as four pallets of three different Tremont sprayer bottles when they tag onto another order for clear bottles.
In order to make it easy for customers to get samples of three of Alpha’s most popular stock condiment bottles, Alpha Packaging has created a condiment bottle sample pack that can be ordered with just one click of the mouse. The condiment bottle sample pack includes a 9oz Aspen Oblong, a 9oz Clark Oblong, and a 12oz Clark Oblong. All three bottles feature a 38-400 neck finish and are made from a 23.8-gram preform.
Alpha Packaging, a leading manufacturer of plastic bottles and jars for the personal care, pharmaceutical and nutritional supplement industries, has added a third new line of squeezable high-density polyethylene (HDPE) bottles for the beauty industry. Alpha’s new Personal Care Boston Rounds are commonly used for shampoos and hair care products, body lotions and other liquids and gels.
Alpha Packaging (“Alpha”) recently announced that it has acquired Progressive Plastics, Inc. (“Progressive”) of Cleveland, Ohio, in its largest acquisition to date. Progressive is a manufacturer and decorator of plastic bottles and containers primarily for the personal care, auto care, housewares and food markets.
Alpha Packaging, a leading manufacturer of plastic bottles and jars for the personal care, pharmaceutical and nutritional supplement industries, has expanded its line of Cosmo Rounds made from high-density polyethylene (HDPE). Alpha’s HDPE Cosmo line now offers four sizes of these popular bullet-style bottles.
Technigraph Corporation, a division of Alpha Packaging, has just introduced its environmentally friendly Eco-FrostTM Spray Frost for plastic and glass. The high-end look of the proprietary Spray Frost provides customers with an additional “green” packaging option, because unlike conventional spray frosts, it contains no VOCs or solvents.
Alpha Packaging, a leading manufacturer of plastic bottles and jars for the personal care, pharmaceutical and nutritional supplement industries, has introduced a new line of personal care Cylinders made from high-density polyethylene (HDPE). The HDPE Cylinder line is the first of three new narrow-neck stock packaging lines that Alpha is rolling out during the second quarter of 2010 - along with a special offer for free deco tooling.
Alpha Packaging, a leading manufacturer of plastic bottles and jars for the personal care, pharmaceutical and nutritional supplement industries, has recently introduced a new line of canisters ranging in size from 32 ounces to 100 ounces. Each size canister will be available in three different 120mm neck finishes.
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