Clondalkin expands Puerto Rican operation with Lehigh Press purchase

Keller-Crescent, a US pharmaceutical packaging specialist, has bought a Puerto Rican producer of labels and inserts for an undisclosed sum.

Keller-Crescent, a US pharmaceutical packaging specialist, has bought a Puerto Rican producer of labels and inserts for an undisclosed sum.

Keller-Crescent, which is part of Clondalkin's specialist packaging group, said Lehigh Press in Juncos would fit alongside its Vega Alta cartons operation in Puerto Rico and "significantly expand" its operations in the region.

Keller-Crescent's chief executive Bill Mitchell said: "We have ambitious expansion plans in Puerto Rico. Acquiring Lehigh Press will help fast track the realisation of these plans."

Joe Moynihan, ceo of Clondalkin Group North America added: "This acquisition complements our growth strategy; it is a clear signal of our commitment to our customers that we will service them in their local markets."

North Carolina-based Keller Crescent supplies printed pharmaceutical folding cartons, inserts and outserts, pharmaceutical labels, patient booklets, IV hanger labels, and several patented specialist products - including the latest in track-n-trace and e-pedigree technologies - to the pharmaceutical and healthcare markets.

Clondalkin Group has more than 40 manufacturing plants throughout North America and in 10 European countries and annual sales in excess of US$1.2bn.




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