GELPAC wraps up acquisition of WBC Extrusion Products
November 5, 2019
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GELPAC today announced the strategic acquisition of WBC Extrusion Products, Inc., an American specialty manufacturer of single-use blown polymer films for the food, industrial, automotive, medical and commercial packaging industries.
The WBC plant located in Haverhill, Mass., is particularly recognized for the quality of its products. The fit with GELPAC’s other poly plants located in Farnham, Que., and Brampton, Ont., is a natural, as each unit is a strong performer in the industry and enjoys a well-deserved reputation.
“With this acquisition, we will strengthen our competitive position in North-America,” says Alain Robillard, CEO of GELPAC. “By combining the strengths of the three plants and by integrating our respective R & D initiatives, on-going innovations to the manufacturing process and procurement strategies, we will offer the best performing poly solutions in the market.”
WBC manufactures monolayer high-density polyethylene and polypropylene films, roll stock and semi-finished products, and is located 36 miles north of Boston, Mass.
“WBC owners and managers diligently worked at securing an orderly transfer of ownership of the company founded in 1979, in order to ensure the continuity of operations. We are pleased that they recognized the depth of GELPAC’s commitment to the future of the company,” continues Robillard. “The addition of this complementary production capacity to our comprehensive products portfolio will allow us to provide our North-American clients with even greater value. We look forward to working with the new members of our team to reach ever-higher levels of excellence.”
GELPAC has been a leading supplier of high-performance packaging solutions to the North American food, chemical and construction industries for more than 60 years.