Bunzl Distribution USA History of Growth
Bunzl acquires Kenco Sales, Inc., a regional redistribution company servicing the U.S. Northwest and Hawaii, and Saxton, Inc., a regional redistribution company servicing the U.S. West and Lower Midwest regions.
Acquired Packers Engineering & Equipment Company, Inc.
Bunzl acquires Packers Engineering & Equipment, enhancing its position in the beef and pork processor industries.
Bunzl broadens its reach outside of the U.S. when it acquires Godin, a distributor based in Quebec, Canada, and Eastern Paper, a leading distributor to supermarkets, food processors and other distributors in the Canadian Atlantic market. These acquisitions extend the company’s geographic service coverage across Canada. Bunzl also purchases Melissa Sales Corp., a redistributor based in Puerto Rico, allowing the company to service customers throughout the Caribbean.
Acquired Eastern Paper (Division of EPC Industries, Ltd.) (CAD)
Acquired Melissa Sales Corporation
Acquired Emballages Godin, C.D.R. (CAD)
Bunzl advances its position in the food processor and packer markets by acquiring Koch Supplies, one of the nation’s leading suppliers to the protein and food processing industries.
Acquired Schrier Bros, Inc.
Acquired Glenco Institutional Supply, Ltd. (CAD) and Merrill Enterprises Saskatoon Ltd. (CAD)
Bunzl purchases the Grocery Supply Systems (GSS) division and related U.S. grocery supply businesses of Unisource Worldwide, Inc. and the grocery supply business of International Paper’s xpedx division. The company becomes the largest distributor of disposable paper and plastic packaging supplies to the supermarket industry.
Acquired Rap-Id Paper (CAD and Trimor Products Ltd (CAD).
Acquired Shu-Shu Inc. (CAD), B.L. Tomalin Investments Limited (CAD), and Tryverse Products Limited (CAD).
Acquired Jedco Paper Corporation
Acquired Imperial Warehouse Service, Inc.
The acquisition of Marstan Industries of Philadelphia proves instrumental in establishing Bunzl’s presence in the foodservice industry. It paves the way for Bunzl to become an industry leader in the popular Home Meal Replacement (HMR) movement.
Acquired The Ziff Comapny
Acquired Grossman Paper Company
Acquired Camelot Distributing
Bunzl acquires several significant U.S. regional competitors and expands into Canada and Mexico. Bunzl relocates its U.S. headquarters to St. Louis, Missouri.
Acquired Y-Not Better Papers, Inc.
Acquired Packaging Products Corporation of America
Acquired Bennett Paper Company
The company achieves coast-to-coast status with the purchase of Papercraft, Inc., a major regional redistributor based in Santa Fe Springs, Calif., with branch operations throughout the state, as well as in Portland, Seattle, Salt Lake City and Phoenix.
Bunzl continues to acquire companies, firmly establishing its presence east of the Rocky Mountains.
Acquired McDonough Company
Several additional acquisitions enhance Bunzl’s presence in the West.
Acquired Colins Foodservice, Inc. and Corsaro Produce, Inc.
Acquired G.B. Goldman Paper Company
Acquired Manmouth Paper Company
Acquired RE-AL Paper Company, Inc.
Acquired Packaging Materials, Inc.
Acquired Liberty Paper and Bag Company
Acquired T.G.P. Company
Bunzl finalizes the purchase of St. Louis-based PCI/Mac Pak Group.
Acquired Consolidated Packaging, Inc., Packaging Consultants, Inc., Supermarket Consultants, Inc., The Label Company, Inc., and Western Packaging, Inc.
Acquired W.E. Buehler Paper Company
Acquired Alliance Paper & Packaging Company, Inc.
Acquired Palm Beach Paper, Inc.
The company acquires additional companies located in Florida, New York, Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky.
Acquired E. Greene & Company, Inc.
Acquired Market Distribution Services and Cast-Away Products
Bunzl plc enters the North American market by acquiring Jersey Paper, a distributor of disposable and coarse paper products based in South Brunswick, New Jersey. The company establishes its U.S. headquarters in Short Hills, New Jersey.