The acquisition will enable C-P Flexible Packaging to gain significant expertise in refrigerated and frozen prepared meal packaging systems such as barrier and breathable flexible rollstock and sealing equipment
C-P Flexible Packaging (C-P) has acquired US-based privately held Sycamore Sales, doing business as Preferred Packaging, for an undisclosed sum.
Based in Norcross, Georgia, Preferred Packaging is involved in the manufacturing of multilayer flexible films and thermoformed containers.
The company also supplies tray sealing equipment for meal solution providers and school systems.
Preferred Packaging Rick Ivy said: “We have been dedicated to providing solutions for our loyal customers since the day we started our company 27 years ago. Our turnkey approach has been very successful.
“We are looking forward to joining the C-P team and offering our customers continued innovations with new expanded capabilities.”
The acquisition of Preferred Packaging will enable C-P to gain significant expertise in refrigerated and frozen prepared meal packaging systems such as barrier and breathable flexible rollstock and sealing equipment, as well as expand operations in the Southeast US.
Preferred Packaging has various manufacturing capabilities, including flexographic printing, laminating, slitting, mechanical macro perforating and micro laser perforating, and thermoforming.
The company mainly serves customers in the markets, including prepared meals, value-added produce and processed meats.
Via a network of salespeople and independent sales representatives, Preferred Packaging distributes its products across the country.
C-P CEO Mike Hoffman said: “We are excited to welcome the Preferred Packaging employees and customers to the C-P organisation. We saw during the pandemic a significant increase in demand for centrally processed meal solutions to help address food safety concerns and believe this trend will continue.
“Additionally, our perimeter of the store growth strategy will be enhanced with Preferred Packaging’s capabilities and exclusive technologies.”
In August this year, C-P Flexible Packaging acquired Fruth Custom Packaging and affiliated company Cleanroom Film and Bag (CFB).