US-based packaging company Berlin Packaging has purchased Canadian glass bottle and closure distributor United Bottles & Packaging in an effort to expand its operations in the Americas.

United Bottles & Packaging supplies bottles and closures for food and both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, including packaging for wine, spirits, beer and cider.

In addition to supplying packaging, the company offers a suite of value-added services, including custom shapes and moulds, case-packed pallets, warehousing and logistics, and customised boxes and caps.

It also runs a sustainability programme that involves collecting, disposing of and recycling used beverage containers.

With this acquisition, Berlin Packaging aims to reinforce its position in Canada’s food and beverage markets, as well as increase its product offerings across North America.

The financial terms of the deal have not been disclosed.

Berlin Packaging Americas CEO Rick Brandt said: “United Bottles & Packaging is an excellent fit for Berlin Packaging.

“We share the same core values: high-quality products, prompt delivery, tailored solutions and a dedication to sustainability.”

United Bottles & Packaging president Jacques Dalpé said: “We are excited for the opportunities this partnership will bring to our organisation.

“Access to Berlin Packaging’s global resources and custom products will allow us to better serve our customers, grow our business with our existing suppliers and provide opportunities for our employees.”

United Bottles & Packaging is Berlin Packaging’s third acquisition in Canada since 2020.

Under the agreed terms, Berlin Packaging will retain all of the company’s employees and locations.

Berlin Packaging Global CEO and president Bill Hayes said: “Targeted acquisitions such as United Bottles & Packaging are a key component of our growth strategy.

“This addition strengthens our position in Canada’s food and beverage markets, as well as expands our glass offerings across all of North America.”

Earlier this year, Berlin Packaging acquired Premi, a company that designs and manufactures packaging for the cosmetic and beauty industries, for an undisclosed sum.