Bunzl Distribution USA History of Growth

Dec 2020

December 2020

Acquired Snelling Paper & Sanitation, Ltd.

Sep 2020

September 2020

Acquired MCR Safety

Jan 2020

January 2020

Acquired Joshen Paper & Packaging

Feb 2019

February 2019

Acquired Liberty Safety

Mar 2018

March 2018

Acquired Monte Package Company

Jan 2018

January 2018

Acquired Revco Industries, Inc.

May 2017

May 2017

Acquired Advanced Mobile First Aid & Safety, Inc. (CAD) and Western Safety, Ltd. (CAD)

May 2017

May 2017

Acquired Diversified Distribution Systems, LLC.

Mar 2017

March 2017

Acquired ML Kishigo Manufacturing Company, LLC.

Jan 2017

January 2017

Acquired Packaging Film Sales, Inc.

Jul 2016

July 2016

Acquired Apex Sanitation Products Ltd./Atlas Environmental (CAD)

Jul 2016

July 2016

Acquired Plus II Sanitation Supplies, Inc. (CAD)

Feb 2016

February 2016

Acquired Earthwise Bag Company, Inc.

Sep 2015

September 2015

Acquired Planet Clean (CAD)

Jul 2015

July 2015

Acquired Steiner Industries, Inc.

Jun 2015

June 2015

Acquired International Sourcing Co. dba Cordova Safety

Jun 2015

June 2015

Acquired GF, Inc.

Mar 2015

March 2015

Acquired Emballages Maska, Inc. (CAD) and Prescott S.M., Inc. (CAD)

Jan 2015

January 2015

Acquired Jan-Mar Sales, Ltd. (CAD)

Jan 2015

January 2015

Acquired Blake H. Brown, Inc. (Tillman)

Nov 2014

November 2014

Acquired Acme Supplies, Ltd.

Mar 2014

March 2014

Acquired Plast Techs Enterprises

Dec 2013

December 2013

Acquired SAS Safety Corporation

Nov 2013

November 2013

Acquired Wesclean Equipment & Cleaning Supplies, Ltd. (CAD)

Sep 2013

September 2013

Acquired Proepta S.A. de C.V. (MX)

Dec 2012

December 2012

Acquired Schwarz Paper Company

Dec 2012

December 2012

Acquired Destiny Packaging, Inc.

Dec 2012

December 2012

Acquired McCordick Glove & Safety (CAD)

Jun 2012

June 2012

Acquired Service Paper Company

Apr 2012


Bunzl acquires six companies to enhance its presence in the markets it serves. To expand its offering to non-food retailers, the company purchases CDW Merchants, experts in packaging and merchandising solutions. With the acquisition of FoodHandler, Bunzl provides foodservice operators with a greater range of disposable gloves and other food-handling products.


The company increases its reach throughout North America and beyond with the purchase of disposable supplies distributor Service Paper Company in the U.S. Northwest and Schwarz Supply Source, a store supplies distributor operating in the U.S. and internationally. To further extend into the agricultural market, Bunzl purchased Destiny Packaging, a flexible packaging company serving growers in California and Arizona. Finally, the company expands into the safety market in Canada by acquiring McCordick Glove & Safety, a distributor of personal protective equipment (PPE).

Jul 2011


The company expands its packaging solutions for growers and food processors with its acquisition of Network Paper and Packaging Ltd. (Netpak) and Marpak Packaging Systems Ltd. (Marpak).

Aug 2010


Bunzl acquires Cool Pak LLC, a leading distributor of stock and custom-designed pulp and plastic containers to fruit and vegetable growers, shippers, packers and other food suppliers.

Aug 2010

August 2010

Acquired CBC Enterprises, Inc.

Jan 2007


Bunzl acquires two companies in the redistribution market: Tec Products, Co., Inc., a janitorial/sanitation redistributor, and Westgate Sales Corporation, a safety redistributor.

Aug 2006

August 2006

Acquired United American Sales, Inc.

Jan 2006


The company purchases United American Sales, Inc., giving the company a presence in the safety supply redistribution channel. Bunzl also acquires five additional companies-Keenpac, Venture Packaging and Distribution, Master Craft Packaging Corporation, Morgan Scott and Cole Hartford, further expanding its focus in the non-food retail, redistribution and food processor segments.

Oct 2005

October 2005

Acquired Pennsylvania Paper & Packaging, Inc. dba Weiss Brothers Paper Company.

Sep 2005


Bunzl acquires Retail Resources, LP, and enters the non-food retail segment providing store operating supplies to department stores and other retail chains. The company also makes five additional acquisitions, including SOFCO and A. W. Mendenhall, extending further into the supermarket, foodservice and janitorial/sanitation redistribution segments.

Sep 2005

September 2005

Acquired A.W. Mendenhall Co., Inc.

Sep 2005

September 2005

Acquired Sofco, a Division of US Foodservice, Inc.

Jun 2005

June 2005

Acquired Maintenance Depot, Inc.

Dec 2004

December 2004

Acquired Temo Sales, Inc.

Nov 2004

November 2004

Acquired Joseph Weil & Sons, Inc.

Sep 2004

September 2004

Acquired TSN, Inc.

Sep 2004


The company purchases TSN Inc., a convenience store chain and wholesaler supplier. This acquisition expands Bunzl’s other U.S. convenience store business with TSN’s product lines.

Dec 2003

December 2003

Acquired Prolix Packaging, Company

Feb 2003

February 2003

Acquired Enterprise, a Division of ConAgra Foods, Inc.

Feb 2003


Bunzl acquires Enterprise, Inc., and Prolix Packaging, enhancing the company’s food processor and redistribution segments.

Dec 2002

December 2002

Acquired Saxton, Inc.

Jun 2002

June 2002

Acquired Kenco Sales, Inc.