Pusterla 1880 enters North America with rigid box M&As

Pusterla 1880 enters North America with rigid box M&As

Adding rigid box manufacturers Burt Rigid Box and Taylor Box Company to its portfolio provides Italian luxury packaging company Pusterla 1880 with a foothold in the US market.

Pusterla 1880 has announced a merger with packaging supplier Burt Rigid Box and the acquisition of Taylor Box Company, both based in the US. The transactions are set to close this month; terms were not disclosed.

Burt Rigid Box manufactures packaging in Oneonta, New York and sources in Asia. Founded in 1886, the company serves the fragrance and skincare, confectionary, entertainment, and retail markets. With this merger, Burt President and co-owner Laura Brodie becomes Pusterla’s first non-family shareholder. She has been appointed President of the group’s North American operations.

Burt Rigid Box

Founded in 1885, Taylor Box Company produces luxury paperboard and wood-framed packaging for sectors including wine and spirits, brand marketing and luxury e-commerce at its facility in Warren, Rhode Island.

Taylor Box Company

“Our US expansion continues our strategic focus on the high-end market. We are honored to serve our clients wherever they are and want to be, and doing so regionally advances our foundational commitment to sustainable production. The addition to our group of two thriving American companies known for their quality, innovative solutions, and manufacturing experience will allow us to be present on a truly global scale,” Pusterla CEO Roberto Marini said in a statement.

“Merging with Burt to become part of Pusterla 1880 will continue to power our growth,” Dan Shedd, President and owner of Taylor Box Company, added.

Elsewhere in the secondary packaging segment, GPA Global announced the acquisition of US-based Jenco Productions in December 2022, a move that will give the company a manufacturing presence in Mexico. GPA also snapped up Southern California Graphics in the US earlier this year.

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