Gertex Solutions Expands Presence in Ontario with Acquisition of Freepak Inc.

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New acquisition in Stoney Creek will allow Gertex to better serve its customers through increased capacity and expanded service coverage across the region.

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Gertex Solutions is a leading provider of customized packaging materials, products, and services.

This partnership will allow us to expand the reach of our just-in-time delivery service and offer our customers better, faster and even more reliable service.

Gertex Solutions Inc. (Gertex or the Company), a leading provider of customized packaging materials, products, and services, announced today the acquisition of Freepak Inc. (Freepak) based out of Stoney Creek, Ontario. The addition of Freepak’s team of dedicated employees as well as their expansive warehouse space will allow Gertex to meet the growing demand of its existing clients while also expanding the company’s geographic service coverage within Ontario.

Freepak Inc., owned and operated by husband and wife team Joe and Sharon Perks, has provided quality packaging and shipping supplies to customers in the Stoney Creek and Hamilton areas for more than 25 years. Founded in 1992, Freepak quickly grew a large and devoted client base, leading to an expansion of their facilities in 2006 at which point Joe and Sharon bought out their remaining partners to become the sole owners and operators.

“Freepak’s reputation as a reliable full-service provider of packaging materials, along with their central location in the Stoney Creek area are what attracted us most to them,” said Paul Gertin, co-founder of Gertex Solutions. “This partnership will allow us to expand the reach of our just-in-time delivery service and offer our customers better, faster and even more reliable service. We look forward to a long and prosperous future together.”

Gertex will assume full control of Freepak’s operations beginning March 9, 2020. Representatives from Gertex are already conducting onsite operations at Freepak and will be working closely with their team over a 6-month transition period. Freepak’s warehouse, in combination with Gertex’s existing facility, will bring the company’s total available warehouse space to 85,000 sq. ft.

“Having grown such a large and loyal client base over the last 25 years in business, we wanted to find a buyer who could deliver the same quality of service our customers have come to expect from us – and we found that in Gertex,” said Joe Perks. “Both of our companies are dedicated to delivering high-quality products at competitive prices in the shortest amount of time. We couldn’t be happier with this decision, and we look forward to the success this partnership will generate.”

About Gertex Solutions

Established in 1992 by brothers Brian, Michael, and Paul Gertin, Gertex Solutions is North America’s leading provider of customized packaging materials, products, and services. We partner with industry leaders like Sealed Air, Phoenix, BestPack and others to offer our customers innovative tailor-made solutions to help them reduce labour costs, improve efficiencies, and encourage packaging sustainability. With more than 75,000 sq. ft. of warehouse space and our own fleet of transport vehicles, our clients’ packaging supplies are always in stock and always on time. We are proud to provide excellent customer service, dependability, reliability, and just-in-time delivery to all our clients. For more information, please visit http://www.gertexsolutions.com.

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