American pulp and paper company Georgia-Pacific has acquired Excel Displays & Packaging for an undisclosed amount.

The acquisition covers Excel’s converting plant in Aurora, Illinois, its sales and design office in Bentonville, Arkansas, and a minority stake in Five Star Sheets sheet feeder consortium in New Carlisle, Indiana.

This investment will bring new point-of-purchase displays and digital print capabilities that will complement Georgia-Pacific’s existing print offering.

Georgia-Pacific said that its corrugated business manufactures high graphic and traditional corrugated packaging.

Nearly 120 employees from Excel will join Georgia-Pacific’s workforce under the acquisition.

"Excel has a highly regarded team and a reputation for quality packaging and innovative displays."

Georgia-Pacific corrugated president Billy Medof said: "Excel has a highly regarded team and a reputation for quality packaging and innovative displays.

How well do you really know your competitors?

Access the most comprehensive Company Profiles on the market, powered by GlobalData. Save hours of research. Gain competitive edge.

Company Profile – free sample

Thank you!

Your download email will arrive shortly

Not ready to buy yet? Download a free sample

We are confident about the unique quality of our Company Profiles. However, we want you to make the most beneficial decision for your business, so we offer a free sample that you can download by submitting the below form

By GlobalData
Visit our Privacy Policy for more information about our services, how we may use, process and share your personal data, including information of your rights in respect of your personal data and how you can unsubscribe from future marketing communications. Our services are intended for corporate subscribers and you warrant that the email address submitted is your corporate email address.

"We are excited to welcome them to the Georgia-Pacific corrugated team and look forward to enhancing the solutions we bring to our customers."

Established in 1989, Excel designs and manufactures point-of-purchase displays, high-graphic retail packaging, in-store signage and industrial packaging.

Excel founder Michael Mikula said: "As our growth and national presence accelerated over the past several years, we were looking for a company that could take our investments, grow them further, and provide access to a larger customer base that can benefit from all that Excel has to offer."

Georgia-Pacific’s product portfolio includes corrugated containers and speciality packaging products, including double and triple-wall boxes, bulk bins, water-resistant packaging, and high-finish and preprinted packaging for point-of-sale displays.

The company also offers Color-Box packaging, which allows customers to customise packaging based on their requirements.

Image: The acquisition will bring new point-of-purchase displays and digital print capabilities to Georgia-Pacific. Photo: courtesy of Georgia-Pacific.