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Mikia Printing merges with Alpha Poly Packaging

In merger of two Ontario flexible packaging suppliers, Mikia leadership, staff, and supply chain will join Alpha Poly effective February 2016.


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December 18, 2015 by Canadian Plastics

Two Ontario-based flexible packaging suppliers are merging.

Polyethylene plastic bag maker Alpha Poly Packaging Solutions, of Brampton, Ont., has announced its merger with lithographic printer Mikia Printing of Acton, Ont.

While the specific terms of the arrangement have not been disclosed, Mikia leadership, staff, and supply chain will join the Alpha Poly team effective February 2016, Alpha Poly said in a statement.

“This is a perfect fit for Mikia, and a giant leap forward for Mikia’s customers, who will immediately benefit from our combined skill set and cost efficiencies,” said Mikia president Vaughan Campbell.

Campbell will remain with the new organization as sales lead/technical support.

Mikia was founded in 2001.

“Adding Vaughan Campbell and his Mikia staff bring a whole new dimension to our growing team that will benefit all of our customers” said Alpha Poly president Patrick Kerrigan. “Both companies have strong reputations built on quality and service…and our combined expertise and scale efficiencies will position us for continued exponential growth.”

The companies have a combined client base that consists of Canada, the U.S., and the Caribbean, Kerrigan added.

Family-owned and operated, Alpha Poly was established in 1989, and the merger with Mikia is the latest in a string of developments for the company. Within the past two years, Alpha Poly has undertaken a $3.5 million expansion that added a 20,000-square-foot warehouse to its existing 30,000 square feet of floor space; and has also purchased a range of new equipment to support expanding business, including a Miraflex AM 8 flexographic press Windmoeller & Hoelscher Corporation, a new laminator from Nordmeccanica SpA, and a slitter from Deacro Industries Ltd.

Also in 2013, the company won a Silver award in the Flexible Packaging category in the 2013 PAC Packaging Competition for its graphic design, structural design, and printing of Downey Potato Farm bags.