Mac Papers Acquires Alles, Packaging Distributor
JACKSONVILLE, FL—November 6, 2013—On November 1, Mac Papers completed its acquisition of Alles, a full-scale distributor of packaging products, systems and services out of Hialeah, FL. This is Mac Papers’ largest acquisition to date outside of its printing paper business, signifying the company’s commitment to diversifying its core business offering and becoming a key player in packaging distribution. The terms of this acquisition were not disclosed.
“When Mac Papers opened its doors in 1965, we used to say 'paper is all we do,'" said Sutton McGehee, chairman and CEO of Mac Papers. "A lot has changed in nearly 50 years. While we aim to be the most valued and respected paper distributor, we’re diversifying our core business to be sustainable in a declining paper market." This strategic acquisition underscores Mac Paper's commitment to becoming a bigger player in the packaging industry, he said, by combining the company's strong product and distribution expertise with Alles’ geographical footprint and increased scope of services.
The Alles footprint includes offices and distribution centers in Tampa and Jacksonville, FL, as well as Louisville, KY, a new location that furthers Mac Papers’ footprint across the Southeast. Alles will continue operations out of its facilities for the first 30-60 days, until it moves into Mac Papers warehouse locations in those regions. The Louisville facility will continue to operate as is.
The deal adds 48 packaging experts, servicing technicians and customer service professionals to better serve Mac Papers’ growing packaging customer base and to provide more comprehensive integration and servicing solutions for customers.
Mac Papers anticipates sustained growth from its packaging line of business, accounting for a greater percentage of its net sales across the company and resulting in better volume pricing from core suppliers. The company also anticipates new relationships with additional suppliers as a result of the company’s growing presence across the industry.
Mac Papers views the acquisition of successful packaging distributors as an opportunity for continued growth of its packaging business. In December 2012, the company acquired All Packaging Supplies, a distributor of industrial and food service packaging supplies located in Pembroke Park, FL. Mac Papers also acquired Orlando, FL-based Redd Paper Company in November 2011, which included packaging and wide-format printing divisions.
Founded in 1941, Alles has become a leading provider of packaging and industrial automation equipment, boxes, tapes, label printers and industrial products, distributing to customers across the United States. The company has also earned a strong reputation for offering effective turnkey solutions, a complete range of integration services and superior equipment servicing offering. As a member of Packaging Distributors of America, Alles partners with best-in-class packaging suppliers, including International Paper, Storopack, Wulftec, Domino Amjet and Combi.
About Mac Papers
Headquartered in Jacksonville, FL, Mac Papers is one of the largest wholesale distributors in the Southeast U.S. The company is a distribution partner for its customers’ paper, packaging, wide-format printing, graphics, facility solutions and business products needs. Mac Papers works with best-in-class suppliers to help businesses and consumers deliver quality results, improve efficiency and increase their bottom line. The company operates 22 branch locations and 18 Mini Mac retail stores across nine states in the Southeast. Mac Papers is a third-generation, family-owned and operated business founded in 1965.
Source: Mac Papers.