Pregis adds bagging systems to protective packaging portfolio

The protective packaging company has acquired Sharp Packaging Systems and its flexible bagging systems capability

Provider of protective packaging materials, equipment systems and surface protection, Pregis, has acquired Sharp Packaging Systems, Wisconsin-based manufacturers of flexible bagging systems (USA).

The acquisition will enable Pregis to expand its product portfolio to include a complete line of flexible packaging.

“The shift to dimensional weight-based transport pricing is making bagging an attractive option for a variety of products that do not require cushioning protection,” said Kevin Baudhuin, President and Chief Executive Officer.

“By adding bagging systems to our already robust protective packaging product offering, we can offer customers, particularly those whose market strategy includes e-commerce, another option to deliver their products to consumers.”

The shift to dimensional weight-based transport pricing is making bagging an attractive option.

Last year, Sharp completed construction of its new 160,000 sqft manufacturing facility in Sussex, Wisconsin, to keep up with growing demand for the company’s product line.

In total, Sharp manufactures in three locations and employs approximately 200 people. Going forward, Sharp will operate as a Pregis business unit, headed by current President, Mike Menz.

Sharp is the fourth acquisition Pregis has completed in the past three years. The other three include 3M Company’s protective films business; EasyPack paper-based protective packaging systems; and Eagle Film Extruders.

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