CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Sealed Air Corp. has been a licensee of B+ Equipment's I-Pack automated packaging system for years.
Now it owns the whole company, which is based in Aubagne, France.
Sealed Air said Aug. 3 it has acquired B+ Equipment, which designs, manufactures and services automated packaging equipment for order fulfillment operations.
The B+ Equipment acquisition includes that company's flagship I-Pack system and new e-Cube system. Charlotte-based Sealed Air has been the exclusive licensee of the I-Pack system in North America, Australia and New Zealand for more than five years.
“The Sealed Air acquisition strategy is focused on best-in-class, disruptive technologies that extends our leadership position. The acquisition of B+ further solidifies Sealed Air's position in the growing e-commerce market with a solution that focuses on reducing the cost of shipping and increasing productivity,” said Kenneth Chrisman, president of product care for Sealed Air, in a statement.