MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA — Amcor Ltd. has expanded its U.S. packaging business by acquiring Cello Bag Inc.
Melbourne-based Amcor bought the 36 percent of Flexible Holdings Inc., operating as Cello Bag, that it did not own already. Cello Bag President David Archer did not disclose terms of the deal, which took place in late August. Amcor bought a 64 percent stake in Flexible Holdings in 1995.
Cello Bag's Bowling Green, Ky., plant extrudes, prints, converts and laminates multilayer film for food, fresh produce, tissue, diaper bag and feminine-care markets. Archer said its seven-layer extruders mainly process polyethylene. He did not provide capacity or sales figures, but Amcor said the facility employs 130.
Amcor also acquired Cello Bag's Tukwila, Wash., sales office in the deal.
Archer said Cello Bag reports directly to Amcor subsidiary Twinpak Inc. of Montreal. Twinpak's flexible packaging focuses on industrial wraps.
Amcor's other flexible packaging operations are in Australia, Asia, Canada, Europe and New Zealand.