Based in Hartland, Wisconsin, Consumer Packaging Group offers a wide range of services, including pre-press, printing and laminating, handwork and assembly, and fulfilment and shipping


PPC Flexible Packing acquires Consumer Packaging Group. (Credit: Squirrel_photos from Pixabay)

US-based custom flexible packaging firm PPC Flexible Packing has acquired Consumer Packaging Group, a provider of rapid printed and finished prototypes, packaging samples and mock-ups.

Established in 2006 by Cam Knuth, Consumer Packaging Group provides full-service rapid turnaround on prototypes and packaged samples for consumer product customers, mainly in the food and beverage end markets.

The company, based in Hartland, Wisconsin, offers a wide range of services, including pre-press, printing and laminating, handwork and assembly, and fulfilment and shipping.

The deal to acquire Consumer Packaging Group represents the eighth acquisition of speciality and differentiated flexible packaging firms by PPC Flexible Packing in the last four and a half years.

PPC Flexible CEO Kevin Keneally said: “We’re extraordinarily excited to welcome Cam and his team of resourceful leaders to the PPC family. We are now able to offer all our customers an innovative capability of rapid packaging prototyping to support new product launches.

“We expect this will further differentiate PPC over our competitors by providing even deeper speed to market for the growth of new and unique brands.”

Based in Buffalo Grove, Illinois, PPC Flexible Packing is a provider of flexographic printing and converting of flexible films, bags and pouches.

It is said to be a recognised pioneer in cleanroom packaging for healthcare and medical applications, snack and organic brands, speciality produce, pet, bakery, nutraceutical and horticulture markets.

The company operates 10 manufacturing facilities in Buffalo Grove, Illinois, Mission, Kansas, Rome, Georgia, Payson, Utah, Pewaukee, Wisconsin, Colombia, South America, McKinney, Texas, Alliance, Ohio, North Salt Lake, Utah and Hartland, Wisconsin.

Commenting on the acquisition, Knuth said: “I couldn’t be happier to join forces with PPC Flexible Packaging. This new partnership will allow our firm to grow at an even more rapid pace as we will leverage PPC’s resources to expand our footprint.

“As our brand owners scale up with our prototypes, we now have a source of scalable, commercial rollstock and pouch supply we can offer.”