Reusable packaging manufacturer Orbis has acquired US-based custom packaging solutions provider Response Packaging.

The acquisition comprises Response Packaging’s design, testing and manufacturing facilities in Piedmont and Greenville in South Carolina, Auburn Hills, Michigan, and León, Mexico.

Response Packaging focuses on conceptualising, designing, prototyping and manufacturing reusable custom dunnage and fabricated steel rack solutions.

The acquisition will see Response Packaging operate as a brand of Orbis.

Orbis president Bill Ash said: “This acquisition brings us talented people, efficient plants and strong capabilities in geographic areas where Orbis wants to grow.

“Orbis has been pursuing a strategy to expand its custom business.”

“Response Packaging is strongly aligned with Orbis in areas like supply chain expertise, innovation and customer knowledge.”

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.

With 245 employees in the US and Mexico, Response Packaging serves the automotive and industrial markets with custom dunnage designed for part protection.

The company also specialises in fabricated steel rack and dunnage systems that ensure the safe and efficient transport of vehicle components in the supply chain.

Orbis is a division of Menasha, a manufacturer of corrugated and plastic packaging.

Menasha president Jim Kotek said: “Orbis has been pursuing a strategy to expand its custom business to serve customers with a broader portfolio of solutions.

“The acquisition of Response Packaging supports this objective by adding complementary capabilities and establishing a manufacturing presence in the Southeast and expanded capabilities to meet our customers’ needs in Mexico.”

Operating in 50 locations across North America and Europe, Orbis manufactures plastic reusable totes, bulk containers, pallets and dunnage.

The company further offers reusable packaging management (RPM) services to help track and manage these assets in the supply chain.