Banta Corp. Buys Qualipak

MENASHA, WI—Banta has acquired Qualipak, a $5 million provider of secondary packaging, kit assembly, fulfillment and distribution services for publishers, consumer healthcare markets and over-the-counter pharmaceuticals.

The acquisition expands Banta’s print-based packaging and fulfillment capabilities to the East Coast. Terms of the purchase were not released.

Qualipak, of Lancaster, PA, becomes Banta’s ninth packaging and fulfillment operation. The facilities provide a wide variety of outsourced services, including assembly and distribution of educational classroom kits, trade book order fulfillment, on-demand printing and literature management services for healthcare providers, financial service organizations, telecommunication companies and industrial markets.

“Qualipak gives us an extremely well-regarded operation from which we can immediately begin to serve the high-potential East Coast market,” says Larry Panozzo, Banta print sector president.

“It has strong customer relationships and a solid reputation. In addition to important customer overlap, the company brings us many new clients and promising new market opportunities,” he adds.

Banta’s other packaging and fulfillment facilities are located in Menasha, Appleton, Kaukauna and Green Bay, WI; Harrisonburg, VA; Seattle; Eden Prairie, MN; and Spanish Fork, UT. In addition, a 10th packaging and fulfillment operation is currently under construction in Menasha, WI.

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