ProAmpac acquires Rapid Action Packaging

Expands into flexible packaging for ready-to-eat and fresh prepared foods sold at retail.

ProAmpac has acquired Rapid Action Packaging (RAP), a UK-based manufacturer of cellulose-based packaging products for fresh prepared and ready-to-eat (RTE) foods.

RAP is a designer and manufacturer of sustainable packaging for fresh prepared foods sold at retail, including sandwiches, wraps, chicken tenders and salads. With this acquisition, ProAmpac expands its manufacturing capabilities to produce primary packaging for RTE and prepared foods, broadening its sustainable product offering for retail food markets.

Commenting on the acquisition, Greg Tucker, CEO of ProAmpac, said: “We are excited to add RAP’s focus on R&D for fresh prepared food packaging to our portfolio. Together with RAP, we are extending our product reach in food service to now include a RTE portfolio, and we will continue to bring ideas and products to a growing customer base.”

ProAmpac manufactures flexible packaging for various consumer, healthcare, e-commerce, retail and industrial foods markets. RAP will join the ProAmpac brand, and will maintain operations at its manufacturing facilities in Ireland and London.

Graham Williams, CEO for RAP, concluded: “Our two companies are highly complementary, with a collaborative working relationship and a common strength in our research and innovation practices. Together with ProAmpac, we will create stronger solutions for our customers. Our teams are a great cultural fit, and we are excited to help ProAmpac serve even more customers in the retail market.”