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Summit Container Corporation Acquires Berkeley Contract Packaging LLC and Quality Associates Inc. to Expand and Diversify High End Packaging Offerings

Tuesday, May 03, 2016

Summit Container Corporation (Summit), a protective packaging manufacturer offering contract packaging, distribution, as well as packaging equipment and supplies distribution, headquartered in Monument, CO, announced two strategic acquisitions to significantly expand and diversify its national capabilities.

Summit announced the successful acquisition of Berkeley Contract Packaging. Employing a staff of 150, Berkeley, strategically located in Kenilworth, NJ, has an 80,000 square feet FDA registered facility providing contract packaging services to major cosmetic, personal care, pharmaceutical, and medical devices manufacturers. Summit announced immediate plans to move the operation to a 160,000 sq. ft., state-of-the-art facility in Monroe Township, NJ. In addition to doubling capacity, the new facility will be designed to accommodate a world-class Warehouse Management System(WMS) and Enterprise Resource Planning system (ERP), a DEA registration, and expand into display fulfillment and gift set kitting.

Summit also announced that it has successfully acquired the operations of Quality Associates in Shippensburg, PA, Atlanta, GA, and the corporate management team in Cincinnati, OH. By way of this acquisition, Summit will perform contract packaging of promotional and point-of-purchase displays for Procter & Gamble at two locations.  The operations consume approximately 600,000 sq. ft. and employ a staff 250.

The acquisitions of Berkeley and Quality Associates enable Summit to grow its footprint to over 1 million square feet of dedicated contract packaging operations in North America and significantly diversify the company’s capabilities to existing specialties in protective packaging and packaging supplies.

“Summit Container’s acquisitions of Berkeley Contract Packaging and Quality Associates are strategic and major steps in our transformation to be the most admired company in our industry with a laser focus on protecting our customer’s brands,” said Adam Walker, CEO of Summit Container. “We look forward to working with the customers and employees of Berkeley Contract Packaging and Quality Associates as we successfully integrate our businesses and create an even stronger company with substantial benefits for our customers, employees and shareholders."

About Summit Container Corporation

Founded in 1984, Summit Container Corporation, an award-winning design and manufacturing company, specializes in Corrugate Protective Packaging, Secondary Contract Packaging and Packaging Supplies. With a vision, “to be the most admired global supply chain solutions partner”, Summit Container provides its customers with the highest quality and the most innovative products. The company is ISO 9001:2008 certified for Design and Manufacture of Custom Corrugated and ESD Corrugated Packaging. Summit is a member of the Forestry Stewardship Council and a Corporate Plus Member of the National Minority Supplier Development Council.


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