Oliver-Tolas Healthcare Packaging's acquisition of Mangar Medical Packaging last year has resulted in a new company name and brand.
The Grand Rapids, Mich.-based business now is called Oliver Healthcare Packaging in a nod to its past as it looks ahead in the medical device and pharmaceutical markets.
When the companies joined forces in May, the plan was to leverage Mangar's 30 years of knowhow, particularly in converting capabilities, with Oliver-Tolas' global footprint and capacity investments. The supplier of sterile-grade die-cut lids, roll stocks, mounting cards and pouch products has manufacturing operations in New Britain, Pa.; Hamilton, Ohio; Venray, the Netherlands; and Suzhou, China.
Oliver is ready to go to market with a wide product portfolio and a worldwide presence under the new brand.
“Oliver-Tolas and Mangar brands carry rich legacies deeply rooted within the sterile barrier packaging industry,” Thomas Jeziorski, vice president of strategic accounts, said in a news release. “The new name — Oliver — allows us to expand upon many synergies between the two companies in our promise of quality products and responsive service.”
The business's roots go back to the 1890 opening of American Machinery Co., which manufactured saws and was later renamed Oliver Machinery Co. The company's expertise with blades led to the first U.S. bread slicer. Oliver then got into packaging for the sliced loaves and later developed labeling equipment. In the 1960s, a partnership with DuPont Co. took the business into adhesive coating for sterilizable medical device applications.