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Visit Us at PackEx Toronto 2019

One of North America’s leading packaging events, PackEx Toronto, is less than a month away. As one of the exhibition’s longest-running exhibitors, we’re excited and honoured to once again bring the world’s leading technology to the forefront of the industry.

You can find us at booth #1103, sharing our display with Crawford Packaging. Our combined knowledge of the industry and the intimate understanding of our customer’s needs puts us in a dynamic position to create impactful packaging solutions.

From flow wrappers to strapping machines, our display will feature some of the best packaging machines that Crawford and Celplast have to offer.

Learn more about what you’ll see at our exhibit here.


Crawford Packaging Inc. completes acquisition of Celplast Packaging Systems Ltd and BVM USA

London, Canada – May 2, 2018 Crawford Packaging Inc. is pleased to announce it has completed the acquisition of Celplast Packaging Systems Ltd and BVM USA.

Celplast is a leading provider of shrink films, food trays and lids, lidding films and heat sealable films. The Company also has a deep line of packaging equipment for a variety of markets including food and produce packaging, beverage, print and publishing, building materials, contract packaging and industrial manufacturing.

BVM USA is the North American distribution arm of BVM Brunner equipment, based in Germany. BVM specializes in manufacturing high-quality innovative packaging machines.  Since 1985 BVM has established its position among the leading manufacturers of shrink, overwrap, bundling, supplies transport and feeding equipment on the international market.

This acquisition represents Crawford’s commitment to grow and expand their offering of products and expertise to clients across North America. The addition of Celplast Packaging Systems Ltd and BVM USA aims to strengthen Crawford’s existing “Shrink It Right” packaging program. Shrink It Right is Crawford Packaging’s shrink wrap program that identifies areas of inefficiency and offer improvements that can reduce costs by up to 30%.

“We are thrilled to be joining the Crawford Packaging team,” states Celplast President John MacDougall. “By joining Crawford, we will be able to leverage our focused expertise to the very large Crawford customer base. The other benefit is the expanded product offering we will bring to our clients. Crawford is a turn-key provider of packaging equipment and supplies across North America and we’re very excited about how that can help Celplast customers.”

Celplast Packaging Systems Ltd and BVM USA will continue to operate independently for the forseeable future to ensure the focus continues to be providing world class solutions and service to customers . Moving forward both companies will become divisions of Crawford Packaging, who will assist Celpast and BVM USA during the expansion period.

“This purchase just reaffirms our goal to offer the best products and services we can to our clients,” stated Crawford Packaging Inc’s President John Ashby. “ Celplast and Crawford have very similar approaches to market and cultures. We are very fortunate to able to bring the talent and experience of the Celplast employee group into the Crawford team. ”

About Crawford Packaging

Crawford Packaging is a North American provider of innovative packaging solutions providing clients with full-service solutions ranging from fully automated equipment to the daily supplies needed to keep packaging operations running at peak performance. The Company improves clients’ business performance through analysis, recommendation and implementation of packaging solutions. Company information at www.crawfordpackaging.com.

John Ashby, President
Ph: 519-659-0507 ext 265

Just One Package Challenge Winners Announced

On May 18, 2016, PAC, Packaging Consortium held its Just One Package Innovation Challenge. Innovators and students presented their solutions to reduce consumer reliance on single-use packages/bags at retail. The audience members voted on the winners!

Thank you to Walmart Canada for sponsoring the Student Competition and to Canadian Tire, Costco, Home Depot, Sobeys, and Walmart Canada for participating on the judging panel for both events.

Congratulations to the Winners

Just One Package Student Competition:
1st Place: Conestoga College
2nd Place: Durham College
3rd Place: Humber College
Finalists: Mohawk College and Ryerson University

Just One Package Innovation Challenge:
1st Place: Enzo Caso and Olivier Van Migem – Reflective Shopper
Finalists: Corey Capello & Steve Hunter – Celplast and Davik USA
Jim West and Steve Doster – Unisource/Veritiv and 3M


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