Imperial Dade Canada increases its presence in Toronto with the acquisition of Action Paper & Packaging

2 March 2023

Imperial Dade, a leading distributor of food packaging, printing papers and janitorial products, today announced the acquisition of Action Paper & Packaging. This transaction marks the 62 nd acquisition for Imperial Dade under the leadership of Robert and Jason Tillis, President and CEO of Imperial Dade respectively. The financial terms of this private transaction were not disclosed. Imperial Dade maintains the strategic orientation it adopted more than 15 years ago, namely to pursue its growth organically and through a rigorous process of acquisitions.

Founded over 30 years ago, Action is a leading distributor of paper products, packaging supplies, material handling equipment and various cleaning, maintenance and safety products. The management team, comprised of Nick Shaw, Ken Apple and Bill Belben, has always instilled a customer-focused culture, which has allowed the company to thrive and build strong relationships over the years. Through Imperial Dade Canada's well-established platform, Action customers will benefit from the same attentive service and an even wider selection of products and solutions.

“I welcome the Action team to the great Imperial Dade family. The values ​​of this company align with those of Imperial Dade and we are very pleased to partner with them for this next phase of growth,” said Jason Tillis, Managing Director of Imperial Dade. "Action's commitment to its clients and partners and its family-first culture make it a remarkable new member of our organization," added Stéphane Lapointe, President of Imperial Dade Canada.

“Imperial Dade is a leader with a solidly established corporate culture that offers quality service that stands out: we are therefore very happy to join them. We believe that under the leadership of Bob, Jason and Stéphane, this partnership will strengthen our relationships with customers and suppliers,” said Nick Shaw, General Manager of Action Paper & Packaging.

About Imperial Dade

Founded in 1935, Imperial Dade serves more than 90,000 customers across North America. Since the arrival of President Robert Tillis and Chief Executive Officer Jason Tillis in 2007, the company has experienced solid growth both organically and through acquisitions to become a leader in the distribution of food packaging, industrial packaging and cleaning products and equipment. For more information, visit .


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