Orbis Corp. acquires Greenville-based Response Packaging

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Reusable packaging company Orbis Corp. has acquired Response Packaging, a Greenville-based company that designs and manufactures custom dunnage and fabricated steel rack solutions for the automotive and industrial markets.

The acquisition includes Response Packaging’s design, testing, and manufacturing facilities in Greenville, S.C.; Auburn Hills, Mich.; and León, Mexico, according to a news release. The company will now operate and be branded as part of Orbis Corp.

“This acquisition brings us talented people, efficient plants, and strong capabilities in geographic areas where Orbis wants to grow,” said Orbis Corp. president Bill Ash. “Response Packaging is strongly aligned with Orbis in areas like supply chain expertise, innovation, and customer knowledge.”

Response Packaging has 245 employees across North America and specializes in highly engineered custom dunnage designed for the safe and efficient transport of vehicle components in the supply chain, according to a news release. Dunnage is an inexpensive material used to load and secure the cargo as it is being shipped.

Orbis, which is part of Wisconsin-based Menasha Corp., 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. The company 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 Corp. “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.”

For more information, visit orbiscorporation.com.

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