Plastic World

CCC buys two Canadian bottle molders
Updated on: 07/11/2018

Atlanta, Ga.-based Consolidated Container Co. (CCC) is expanding its footprint in Canada by acquiring Polybottle Group Ltd. and Humberline Packaging Inc. from Toronto’s ABC Group Inc.

The purchase, for an undisclosed amount, was made through CCC’s Reid Canada Inc. subsidiary.

Polybottle and Humberline, both of which make plastic bottles for the food, beverage, automotive, and industrial and specialty chemical industries, have manufacturing facilities in Toronto, Vancouver, and Edmonton.

In a statement, CCC said that the acquisition of Polybottle and Humberline, combined with its purchase of Montreal-based DeltaPac earlier this year, will be the foundation for CCC’s launch of its Dura-Lite family of packaging for food, beverage, and industrial markets.

“With this strong foundation in place, we are very excited at the opportunity to expand our operations in Canada and introduce our innovative Dura-Lite family of bottles to new customers,” Sean Fallmann, CCC’s president and CEO, said in the statement. “Dura-Lite is designed to use 10 to 25 per cent less plastic than comparable traditional designs, while meeting or exceeding the key performance attributes of those traditional designs.”

To date, CCC has shipped over 300 million Dura-Lite bottles to customers throughout the U.S. The containers are available in gallon, half-gallon, quart, and industrial round gallon sizes.

CCC acquired Deltapac, a maker of HDPE bottles for specialty, chemical, cosmetic, food and pharmaceutical applications, in July. That deal followed CCC’s purchase of Semopac Canada Inc. of Longueuil, Quebec, in 2016. Semopac makes three- and five-gallon polycarbonate containers for water coolers.

ABC Group’s business consists primarily of injection molding automotive systems and parts; blow molding bottles was a small portion of its product portfolio.