MAX Solutions Announces Its Acquisition of Canadian Packaging Company - The Ellis Group

4 October 2022

Max Solutions, Inc., a differentiated specialty packaging company launched in 2021, is pleased to announce the acquisition of the Ellis Group, Canada’s largest family owned and operated folding carton company. Founded more than 40 years ago, the Ellis Group currently operates three manufacturing facilities in Ontario.

“We are very excited about this acquisition,” said Marc Shore, CEO of Max Solutions. “The Ellis Group will provide state-of-the-art technology for our customers and augment our offerings geographically. This partnership is complementary on many levels in that it supports and strengthens our common end markets, customers and cultures. We look forward to leveraging the best of both organizations, which will create opportunities for our employees and enhance our future growth and success.”

Reflecting on the acquisition, Bill Ellis, CEO of the Ellis Group, said “We knew how important it was to find a partner that shared our commitment to excellence, service, and to our valued employees. I am extremely proud of the company we built and have great appreciation for everyone who has contributed to its success. Max Solutions has the expertise and experience to take the Ellis Group to the next level.”

Dennis Kaltman, President of Max Solutions said “Both Marc and I have operated in Canada for many years with Multi Packaging Solutions (MPS) and before that, Shorewood Packaging, dating back to 1984. We’re thrilled to be back. The Ellis family has made significant investments in technology and capabilities over the years. They’ve built a talented team with valuable skill sets and we look forward to working closely with them to continue their legacy of innovation and exceptional customer service.”

About Max Solutions

Founded by industry veterans Marc Shore and Dennis Kaltman, Max Solutions seeks to impact its customers, employees, communities and the environment through specialty packaging solutions that support the healthcare and consumer segments. The Company delivers this unmatched impact by investing in next-generation technology, building and supporting an exceptional team of people and never placing limits on creativity. For more information, visit

About the Ellis Group

The Ellis Group has been helping companies across all industries perfect their packaging experience with custom paperboard carton solutions. The company works passionately and relentlessly engineering, designing, manufacturing and distributing product packaging to help North America’s largest brands create a lasting impression in the minds of their customers. For more information, visit

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