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Berlin Packaging buys United States Container

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October 25, 2012

CHICAGO (Oct. 25, 10:20 a.m. ET) — Berlin Packaging LLC has purchased United States Container Corp., a rigid and industrial packaging supplier based in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.

The deal closed Oct. 23. Terms were not disclosed.

The acquisition will give Berlin four new warehouses and additional personnel in the western United States. USCC has locations in Rancho Cucamonga, Hayward and Sacramento, Calif., and Phoenix.

The acquisition also includes Sunburst Bottle, a USCC business unit that supplies stock metal, glass and plastic containers.

USCC will do business as Berlin Packaging.

Chicago-based Berlin will now have more than 90 sales and warehouse locations in North America and annual revenues of about $800 million, according to a news release. The company supplies closures and containers made of plastic, glass and metal, and offers brand strategy and design services, consulting and financing.

USCC is Berlin’s fourth acquisition since 2010 and its second this year — in May, the company purchased packaging distributor Lerman Container.

Berlin is majority owned by investment management firm Investcorp of Manama, Bahrain.