Canadian Plastics

TC Transcontinental buys Robbie Manufacturing

Kansas-based Robbie Manufacturing is a flexible packaging supplier; TC Transcontinental is headquartered in Montreal.

July 11, 2016   Canadian Plastics

Montreal-based TC Transcontinental Inc. has acquired Robbie Manufacturing, a flexible packaging supplier headquartered in Lenexa, Kansas.

Transcontinental is one of Canada’s largest printers, with operations in print, flexible packaging, publishing and digital media. The company has nearly 8,000 employees in Canada and the U.S., and generated $2.0 billion in revenues in 2015.

Robbie Manufacturing specializes in on-site packaging needs for grocery stores, shrink wrap packaging of multipack consumer goods, and packaging solutions for food processors. With approximately 175 employees, Robbie Manufacturing reported revenues of US$50 million during the past business year.

“This acquisition is great news for the ongoing development of our flexible packaging division, an important area of growth for the Corporation,” said TC Transcontinental president and CEO François Olivier. “The acquisition of Robbie Manufacturing is strategic on two fronts. It allows us to enter into two new packaging niches while also creating opportunities for synergies with our existing facilities nearby. The company shares TC Transcontinental’s values and fosters a similar culture, putting their customers at the heart of everything they do. We’re pleased to welcome our new employees who will contribute to TC Transcontinental’s growth and success.”


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