PPC Flexible Packaging LLC Acquires Temkin International

BUFFALO GROVE, ILPPC Flexible Packaging LLC, a leading provider of custom flexible packaging for specialty food and health care markets, has acquired Temkin International.

PPC Flexible Packaging LLC is a leader in flexographic printing and converting of flexible films, bags and pouches. The company provides cleanroom packaging for health care and medical applications, “better for you” snack organic brands, produce, pet food and bakery. The firm operates three manufacturing facilities in Buffalo Grove, IL, Mission, KS, and Rome, GA. Its facilities are SQF and ISO-9001 certified. Founded in 1968, PPC strives to provide the highest quality products with best-in-class lead times and service.

Temkin International, founded in 1980, is a recognized provider of roll stock, stand-up pouches and floral sleeves, and operates state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities in Payson, UT and Bogota, Colombia, with offices in Miami, FL and Toronto, Canada. Offering in-house graphics and plate making capability, the company is known for speed to market in key target segments including food, fresh produce, floral and stationary and craft. The company is AIB certified.

Kevin Keneally, CEO of PPC Flexible, said, “We are thrilled to have the outstanding team at Temkin International join the PPC family. Danny Temkin and Lynn Abplanalp have assembled a world-class manufacturing, prepress and graphics operation recognized industrywide for its innovation, service and quality. Having a West Coast and South American presence expands our geographic footprint and provides us deeper capabilities in stand-up pouch, plate making and flexographic printing.”

Danny Temkin, founder of Temkin International, said, “Since starting the business in 1980, we at Temkin have been at the forefront of providing our customers with the highest quality packaging through best-in-class printing and use of innovative converting technology. I’m tremendously proud of our company, whose over 500 employees across three countries serve our clients in a first-class way. Temkin is excited to partner with PPC. Together, PPC and Temkin will continue to deliver high-quality products and service to our clients.”

Eric Kanter, managing director of Morgan Stanley Capital Partners, said, “We believe Temkin is an excellent complement to PPC, enhancing the product offering to the market while embodying the same service-focus culture as PPC. We congratulate Mr. Temkin on his tremendous success, and we’re thrilled to partner with Lynn Abplanalp and the rest of the Temkin employees.”

The combined company will operate under the name PPC Flexible Packaging and its go-to market strategy for the produce and floral segments will continue to operate under the Temkin brand.