St. Johns Packaging Ltd. is acquiring flexible packaging converter Plásticos Uribe SA de CV.
St. Johns said Plásticos Uribe, of Tlaquepaque, Mexico, a suburb of Guadalajara, is the second recent move in that country.
"With the Greenfield plant we recently started up in León (Guanajuato, Mexico) and this acquisition of Plásticos Uribe, we're investing not only to develop the local Mexican market, but also to strengthen our position in the USA," St. Johns President Marc Leclair said in a statement.
St. Johns, founded in 1954, could not be immediately reached for further comment. The Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec-based company makes flexible packaging for both the food and consumer product markets.
St. Johns has manufacturing sites in Canada, United States, Mexico, United Kingdom and Vietnam.
"By establishing a significant manufacturing presence in Mexico, our overall supply chain will be more robust and we'll be a more reliable supplier for our long-standing North American market customers," Leclair said.
The Ilkeston location, which specializes in printing and wicket bag manufacturing for the bakery market, was purchased from Amcor Flexibles UK Ltd. in June 2020.
St. Johns has 900 employees and is owned by the Leclair family. Products include wicket bags, pouches and roll stock.
Plásticos Uribe was founded in 1979. Markets served include food, water and ice, personal care, household, retail, medical, and stowage and pallets.