Differentiated speciality packaging company Max Solutions has acquired Canadian folding carton company Ellis Group for an undisclosed sum.

Ellis Group is a family-owned and operated company that designs, manufactures and distributes custom paperboard carton solutions.

The company operates three facilities in Ontario, Canada, which serve major brands in North America.

Max Solutions CEO Marc Shore said: “We are very excited about this acquisition.

“The Ellis Group will provide state-of-the-art technology for our customers and augment our offerings geographically.

“This partnership is complementary on many levels in that it supports and strengthens our common end markets, customers and cultures.

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“We look forward to leveraging the best of both organisations, which will create opportunities for our employees and enhance our future growth and success.”

Ellis Group CEO Bill Ellis said: “We knew how important it was to find a partner that shared our commitment to excellence, service, and to our valued employees.

“I am extremely proud of the company we built and have great appreciation for everyone who has contributed to its success.

“Max Solutions has the expertise and experience to take the Ellis Group to the next level.”

Launched last November, Max Solutions provides speciality packaging solutions for healthcare and consumer segments.

The acquisition of Ellis Group comes after the company opened its first facility in Bristol, Pennsylvania, in July this year.

The 100,000ft² facility features advanced technology and aims to address the growing market demands of Max Solutions’ key customers.

Max Solutions plans to open its second factory in Concord, North Carolina, next month, which will increase its manufacturing space to 250,000ft².

At the time of opening its first facility, Marc Shore said: “These new factories, along with our dynamic and exceptional team, position us to provide superior quality and exceptional service to our customers while remaining focused on driving long-term strategic growth.”