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Orbis Corporation Acquires Response Packaging

Apr 03, 2018 03:16PM ● By Kathleen Maris

ORBIS Corporation, a leader in reusable packaging and part of Menasha Corporation, announced that it has acquired Response Packaging, headquartered in Piedmont, S.C. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Founded in 2009, privately-held Response Packaging conceptualizes, designs, prototypes, and manufactures reusable custom dunnage and fabricated steel rack solutions. Included in the acquisition are design, testing and manufacturing facilities in Piedmont and Greenville, S.C.; Auburn Hills, Mich.; and León, Mexico. The company has 245 employees and serves the automotive and industrial markets.

Response Packaging will operate and be branded as a part of ORBIS Corporation. “This acquisition brings us talented people, efficient plants, and strong capabilities in geographic areas where ORBIS wants to grow,” said Bill Ash, president of ORBIS Corporation. “Response Packaging is strongly aligned with ORBIS in areas like supply chain expertise, innovation, and customer knowledge.”

As a leader in automotive parts packaging, ORBIS Corporation manufactures plastic reusable totes, bulk containers, pallets, and dunnage. Additionally, it offers the ability to track and manage these assets in the supply chain through its Reusable Packaging Management (RPM) services offering. ORBIS has 2,300 employees in 50 locations across North America and Europe.

“ORBIS has been pursuing a strategy to expand its custom business to serve customers with a broader portfolio of solutions,” said Jim Kotek, president of Menasha Corporation. “The acquisition of Response Packaging supports this objective by adding complementary capabilities and establishing a manufacturing presence in the Southeast, and expanded capabilities to meet our customers’ needs in Mexico.”