Partnership Expands Capacity and Portfolio of Innovative Packaging Solutions
St. Louis, MO - November 2, 2018 - Sinclair & Rush, Inc., through its VisiPak division, has successfully completed the acquisition of MasterPac Corporation of St. Louis, Missouri, a thermoform manufacturer specializing in clamshell packaging, blisters and trays. The move by VisiPak, a leading manufacturer of clear plastic packaging products, significantly increases their thermoforming capacity and capabilities. Production will continue at the existing MasterPac facility along with the other US locations in Arnold and Fenton, MO and Carlstadt, NJ. VisiPak also offers international manufacturing capabilities in the United Kingdom, China and Australia.
The acquisition of MasterPac Corporation is aligned with our growth strategy for the VisiPak packaging division and presents us with numerous new business opportunities,” said Brad Philip, President and COO of Sinclair & Rush, Inc. “This transaction gives us the ability to enter the medical packaging business and strengthens our product offerings in the consumer and industrial packaging markets. Package design trends change frequently, and by combining our product lines, our services and our years of expertise, our customers gain the unique position of having access to multiple packaging options from a single packaging partner. We are pleased to acquire such a forward-thinking company that enjoys solid business relationships with its loyal customers, many of whom are internationally renowned.”
The VisiPak customer base will now enjoy the benefits of having an expanded selection of clamshell packaging, tooling and design capabilities, additional capacity, an expanded product range and clean room manufacturing options. The MasterPac customer base will now have access to the complete line of VisiPak packaging solutions including plastic tube container packaging, clear folding cartons and over 170 variations of in-stock clamshells. In addition, VisiPak will continue to offer decorating, design services, contract packaging, assembly and fulfillment services at its U.S. and international manufacturing locations.
Jeff Barket, Director of Sales and Marketing for Sinclair & Rush, Inc., stated, "The combination of MasterPac and VisiPak brings together two highly innovative organizations that further enhance our place as a North American leader in consumer, industrial and medical packaging. The value of having access to multiple packaging options from one packaging partner is multiplied when projects can begin and end under one roof. The global, regional and local customers of both companies will gain access to a broader product portfolio, increased product differentiation and operating efficiencies that will further enhance their brands and grow their bottom line.”
VisiPak specializes in the design and production of clear plastic packaging utilizing extrusion, thermoforming, injection molding and other fabricating and decorating technologies. The St. Louis based company provides clamshell packaging, clear plastic tubes, transparent boxes, blister packs, plastic trays and plastic containers, jars, and vials. The company offers many stock packaging solutions that are ready for immediate shipment. For more information, visit www.visipak.com.