Canada’s Supremex acquires corrugated paper box maker Durabox Paper

29 November 2016 (Last Updated November 29th, 2016 18:30)

Canada-based packaging and specialty products provider Supremex has purchased specialty corrugated paper boxes manufacturer Durabox Paper for an undisclosed sum.

Canada’s Supremex acquires corrugated paper box maker Durabox Paper
Canada-based packaging and specialty products provider Supremex has purchased specialty corrugated paper boxes manufacturer Durabox Paper for an undisclosed sum.

Established in 2002, Durabox is a family-owned and operated business that serves central and eastern Canada, as well as the US.

The company currently employs 50 people at its facility in Lachine, Quebec, Canada.

With the completion of the acquisition, Durabox Paper president John Nickoletopoulos and the management team has become a part of Supremex.

“The addition of the equipment and know-how allows us to efficiently produce and customise corrugated packaging."

Supremex president and CEO Stewart Emerson said: “Through this strategic acquisition we gain not only a strong, vibrant and growing consumer packaging business with a positive outlook, we add complementary capabilities, cross-selling opportunities and vertical integration potential.

“The addition of the equipment and know-how allows us to efficiently produce and customise corrugated packaging, broaden the Supremex product offering and continue to diversify the business.”

With 750 employees, the company operates facilities across seven Canadian provinces and has three facilities in the US.

In August, Supremex bought Bowers Envelope Company, an Indiana-based envelopes printer and manufacturer.

The acquisition was in line with the company’s strategy to extend its reach in major markets and to expand its portfolio in packaging and specialty products.

Formed in 1928, Bowers Envelope Company employs around 50 people at its 75,000ft² facility in Indianapolis, Indiana.