US firm Georgia-Pacific Corrugated buys Reliable Container in South California

13 June 2016 (Last Updated June 13th, 2016 18:30)

US-based packaging provider Georgia-Pacific Corrugated has acquired Reliable Container in South California for an undisclosed amount.

US-based packaging provider Georgia-Pacific Corrugated has acquired Reliable Container in South California for an undisclosed amount.

Reliable Container designs and manufactures corrugated containers, point-of-purchase displays, and foam-protective packaging products.

Georgia-Pacific aims to expand its corrugated packaging business through the deal, which includes the acquisition of Reliable Container's converting plants in Santa Fe Springs, California, and Tijuana, Mexico.

"This acquisition further demonstrates our commitment to build our customers' brands, improve their operations and optimise their packaging."

Georgia-Pacific Corrugated president Billy Medof said: "Georgia-Pacific has had a working relationship with Reliable Container for many years and now welcomes them as part of our organisation, expanding our capability and geographic reach in the important Southern California and Baja region.

"This acquisition further demonstrates our commitment to build our customers' brands, improve their operations and optimise their packaging.

"With this acquisition and following the conversion of our La Mirada sheet feeder to a state-of-the-art box plant, we will serve customers in Southern California and Northern Mexico with a box plant, two sheet plants, and through our interest in the GoldenCorr sheet feeder."

Georgia-Pacific provides several products and services nationwide, including CubeLogic Greenshield, Color-Box Litho-Corr and Brand Ready Packaging.

Reliable Container president and founding partner Dan Brough said: "Georgia-Pacific has been one of our major suppliers and a customer for many years."

Formed in 1979, Reliable Container provides several custom-corrugated containers and point-of-purchase displays, as well as consultation, design and inventory services.

With around 250 employees, the company serves furniture, food and beverage, consumer products, auto, electronics, fabricated metal products and services industries.