Berlin Packaging CEO talks growth-by-acquisition strategy


Andrew Berlin, chairman and CEO of Berlin Packaging, told PlasticsToday that the company has experienced decades of organic growth. However, with the recent announcement that the Chicago-based supplier recently bought United States Container Corp., it marked the fourth acquisition for Berlin Packaging in three years.

"We do see acquisitions as platforms for growth," he said. "As such, we integrate them quickly and fully into our operations, taking the best practices of both companies as we go."

With the integration of United States Container Corp. personnel and operations over the next few months, Berlin Packaging will have more than 90 sales and warehouse locations across North America, more than 120 packaging consultants and sales managers, and annual revenues approaching $800 million and growing rapidly. The recent transaction increases Berlin Packaging's national footprint with an expanded presence in California and Arizona markets....
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