About Berry Plastics –
With proven experience spanning more than 40 years and multiple continents, Berry Plastics is a leading manufacturer and marketer of plastic packaging products, as well as a major producer of polyethylene and PVC based films, industrial tapes, medical specialties, packaging, heat-shrinkable coatings, specialty laminates, and flexible intermediate bulk containers (FIBCs). The company’s over 13,000 customers range from large multinational corporations to small local businesses. Based in Evansville, Indiana, Berry Plastics has 80 manufacturing facilities worldwide and over 16,000 employees.
Originally established in 1967 as Imperial Plastics and located in Evansville, Indiana, Berry Plastics has grown into a leading manufacturer of injection-molded plastic packaging, thermoformed products, flexible films and tapes and coatings. The company's sales are focused in four divisions:
- Rigid Open Top
- Rigid Closed Top
- Flexible Films
- Tapes, Bags and Coatings
Imperial Plastics became Berry Plastics when it was purchased in 1983 by Jack Berry, Sr., a Florida-based citrus grower and real estate developer. In 1987, Berry opened a second manufacturing facility in Henderson, Nevada. Gilbert Plastics of New Brunswick, New Jersey, a manufacturer of aerosol overcaps, was Berry's first acquisition in 1988. Berry has grown through acquisitions and organic growth. Through the 1990s and up to today, Berry has acquired the following companies: Mammoth Containers of Genpak Corporation, Sterling Products, Inc., Tri-Plas, Inc., Alpha Products division of Aladdin Industries Inc., PackerWare Corporation, Venture Packaging, Inc, Virginia Design Packaging Corporation, Container Industries, Inc., Norwich Injection Moulders Ltd., Knight Engineering and Plastics, a division of Courtaulds Packaging, Inc., Cardinal Packaging, Inc., the dairy closures product line of Clayton Corporation, Poly-Seal Corporation, Capsol S.p.A., Pescor Plastics, Inc., Alcoa Flexible Packaging injection molding assets of Mount Vernon Plastics Corporation, 400 series continuous threaded injection molded closures assets from CCL Plastic Packaging, Landis Plastics, Inc., the closure assets of Euromex Plastics S.A. de C.V., Kerr Group, Covalence Specialty Materials, Rollpak, MAC Closures and Captive Plastics.
In 2006, the investment groups, Apollo Management L.P. and Graham Partners, Inc., purchased Berry Plastics Corporation. The management team of Berry Plastics is also a significant investor.