Berlin Packaging invests further in Canadian beauty market

By Deanna Utroske

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This month the Chicago-based supplier acquired Consolidated Bottle Corporation, a 110-year-old packaging business, headquartered in Toronto, Ontario, serving pharma, cannabis, food and beverage makers, and the industrial market, as well as cosmetics and personal care businesses.

“Consolidated Bottle has an extraordinary history and shares our focus on quality, service and results for customers,”​ says Bill Hayes, CEO and President of Berlin Packaging, in a recent press release about the acquisition.

“We are extremely committed to the Canadian market and see tremendous growth opportunities for our employees, customers and suppliers,” ​adds Hayes.

Before this deal, Berlin Packaging had offices and facilities in Asia, in Africa, across Europe, in the US, and just one site in Canada—the company opened a facility specializing in glass containers for food, wine, and spirits in Montreal, Québec, in 2016.

The acquisition of Consolidated Bottle significantly expands the packaging supplier’s reach in the Canadian market; and it adds Consolidated Bottle's injection molding, decorating, and shrink sleeving to Berlin Packaging’s portfolio of capabilities. Both companies specialize in plastic and glass.  

Together, Berlin Packaging and Consolidated Bottle have more to offer beauty makers

Plenty will not change following the acquisition. According to this month’s press release, all of Consolidated Bottle’s employees will remain with the company and Consolidated’s locations will remain open too.

The company will have a new official name, but one that simply appends a little something to the exisiting name: Consolidated Bottle Corporation, a Berlin Packaging company. The deal also gives existing Berlin customers access to that company’s design studio and custom packaging solutions.

All of which may be why Jonathan Rutman, CEO of Consolidated Bottle, is “thrilled to partner with Berlin Packaging for our next chapter.”

“Our team and our customer base,” ​says Rutman, “have enjoyed phenomenal growth over the past several years, and we are confident that our shared future is bright with Berlin Packaging.”

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