Rhino Container is engaged in distributing cans, pails, drums, bottles, jars, and other rigid packaging products to a wide range of end markets


Novvia buys Rhino Container. (Credit: Shahid Abdullah from Pixabay)

Novvia Group, a provider of rigid container and life sciences packaging, has acquired Rhino Container, a distributor of plastic, metal, tin and hybrid containers, for an undisclosed sum.

Based in California, US, Rhino is said to be one of the largest distributors of rigid packaging and packing products on the US West Coast.

It is engaged in distributing cans, pails, drums, bottles, jars, and other rigid packaging products to various end markets.

The company has 30 years of experience in the packaging industry, along with around 280,000ft2 of warehouse space across California.

As part of the deal, Rhino’s existing management team would continue to lead the company, without changes in current positions.

Rhino owner Guy Nygren said: “Rhino has established itself as the preeminent West Coast distributor of rigid packaging products by providing high-quality service and earning the trust of our partners.

“We are excited to join Novvia, who shares in these values and with whom we will work to deliver and expand upon this customer-centric philosophy as we embark on our next phase of growth.”

Novvia Group is a provider of high-quality packaging solutions and customised services to domestic and international customers across different industries.

Its family of companies include Inmark, CL Smith, Silver Spur, Container Supply, Fox Valley, Acepac Shanghai, and now Rhino.

Backed by Kelso, Novvia is a national distributor with a complete suite of containers and supplies, local relationships and more than 40 years of customer service.

In October last year, Novvia has acquired Fox Valley Containers, a US-based distributor of plastic, metal, corrugated, and glass packaging products, for an undisclosed sum.

Last November, Inmark, a company of Novvia Group, has acquired a majority stake in Acepac International’s operations in Shanghai to support its Life Sciences Division.