Innovative Container serves the Southern California market with a line of rigid packaging solutions like pails, drums, bottles, jugs, jars, and cans


Novvia has completed the acquisition of Innovative Container. (Credit: Kyle Winkle on Unsplash)

Kelso & Company-backed Novvia Group has completed the acquisition of California-based plastic, metal, glass, and corrugated containers distributor Innovative Container.

The firm did not disclose the financial terms of this private transaction.

Innovative Container has been serving the Southern California market since 2009 with a line of rigid packaging solutions such as pails, drums, bottles, jugs, jars, and cans. It caters to a variety of end markets like paints and coatings, chemicals, inks, food, and emergency preparedness.

The firm has a 20,000-square-foot distribution facility in La Mirada, California.

Innovative Container owner and CEO Darren Williams said: “We are pleased to partner with Novvia as Innovative embarks on its next phase of growth.

“We thank our customers, employees, and suppliers who have enabled our success to date, and we look forward to delivering additional value to these key stakeholders as part of the broader Novvia organisation.”

Novvia Group is a global rigid container and life sciences packaging distributor for its domestic and international customers across myriad industries. The firm has a comprehensive suite of containers and supplies.

Novvia executive chairman Ken Roessler said: “We are very excited to welcome Darren Williams and his team to Novvia.

“Innovative, like Rios and Auberst, represents a valuable component of our strategy to grow and strengthen our West Coast business under our regional platform investment, Rhino Container.”

In February this year, Novvia Group purchased Andicor Container Distribution for an undisclosed amount.

A business division of Andicor Specialty Chemicals, Andicor Container Distribution provides cans, pails, drums, and other rigid packaging products to various end markets across North America.