Founded in 1987, IPACKCHEM is a supplier of innovative and specialized barrier packaging solutions that service the crop protection and specialty chemicals end markets. Its market positions are underscored by its strong sustainability orientation and 100% recyclable plastic barrier packaging. It has facilities across Europe, the UK, China, India, Brazil, and South Africa.
What does TPG Plastics bring to IPACKCHEM’s portfolio?
From its state-of-the art manufacturing facility in Murray, Kentucky, TPG is a premier supplier of portable fuel containers and engineered blow molded products. TPG has industry leading expertise in the highly regulated portable fuel container market and its products use patented flame mitigation and dispensing technology to ensure the highest levels of product safety.
IPACKCHEM plans to make significant near-term investments to bring its Advanced IMF to North America and add meaningful incremental capacity at TPG to support expansion.
What were the executives’ thoughts on the acquisition?
JP Morvan, founder and Chief Executive Officer of IPACKCHEM, commented, “We are extremely excited to partner with TPG Plastics, which has established a high-quality business, and look forward to producing our Advanced IMF barrier packaging in their world-class plant ideally located in Murray. This transaction is an important step for IPACKCHEM to deliver on our promise to serve our international customers from a global manufacturing footprint.”
“We plan to supply the North American crop protection market as of the 2023-2024 season, while continuing to expand TPG’s existing customer base. IPACKCHEM’s presence in Murray will also open opportunities to expand our offering to other customers in Life Enhancing Chemical segments, including those we currently serve on other continents,” Morvan said.
“We are excited by JP’s commitment to not only grow TPG’s existing customer base and end-markets, but also to invest in our Murray facility to launch IPACKCHEM’s innovative barrier technology to North America to serve the attractive crop protection market. The TPG management team looks forward to working with IPACKCHEM to bring this vision to fruition.”
Stephen d’Incelli, Managing Director at SK Capital Partners, added, “When we partnered with JP and the IPACKCHEM team, we were excited about the unique opportunity to leverage their best-in-class barrier technology to support the company’s continued global expansion.”
“Following IPACKCHEM’s 2021 acquisition in India, this partnership with TPG represents a critical step in achieving this objective in the highly attractive North American market.”