Board Converting News, March 8, 2021

Supplier Reports, Part 6 (CONT’D FROM PAGE 38)


over 590+ machines and for more different OEM machine designs than any other supplier in the boxboard market. “Our success has been that we continue to offer the boxboard market a faster, more cost effective solution to broken or obsolete set-up control electronics which many times OEM’s no longer can support. Case in point, we have been very active with EMBA Set-up Control replace- ments for models dating back to their oldest Neuron sys- tem with mechanical counters all the way up to their newer proprietary AROS computer design. In all cases IMC Box is able to put on the most accurate, easy to use replacement solution at a fraction of the cost that the OEMS are asking.” Call (856) 768-5370. Visit . NEW DIRECTION PARTNERS Southport, North Carolina: Tom Williams reports, “2020 presented uncharted and unique challenges for all busi-


Profero Systems the leader in double facer heating and traction section conversions along with other performance enhancing products. Featuring products from Contact Bars and Compensating Rolls to New Glue Machines and Double Facers.


Sauer provides intelligent solutions for scoring, slitting, slit-scoring, and perforating on corrugators and floor slitters; and glue tab cutting, creasing, slotting, trimming and scrap chopping on presses. New, featured offerings include FRX Adjustable Folding Rail System and G3 Scoring System: the latest proven creasing technology on the market.

nesses. Our packaging industry cli- ents in many cases were not severe- ly impacted by the pandemic as the growth in e-commerce related sales and demand for certain products re- lated to the pandemic provided rea- sonable levels of purchasing activi- ty. The availability of PPP loans and


Interactive website for Stafford Corrugated Products and Stafford Cutting Dies. Featuring online ordering of replace- ment parts. Also, visitors can automatically calculate sheet size for most die-cut standards.

Tom Williams

management teams reacting quickly to manage expenses and overhead softened the effects of reduced demand. “Mergers and Acquisitions in the print and packaging sector fared well for 2020 as transactions under Letters of Intent generally closed as projected at pre-Covid valu- ations. Financial Buyer activity was and will continue to be strong in 2021 as investors are anxious to put their capi- tal to work. The 2020 business environment has caused some management teams to accelerate exit plans and we anticipate above average activity in our market segments. “We believe based on our pipeline of anticipated 2021 activity that moderate growth in M&A transactions will oc- cur. Printing and packaging are large industries that remain fragmented, so we believe consolidation will continue for the foreseeable future as well. “New Direction Partners (NDP) enjoyed a successful year during 2020 as noted by the following list of a few notable transactions closed during the Year: • Sale of TCG Legacy Printing and Packaging to CORE Industrial Partners. NDP represented the Seller. • Sale of Canterbury Press to Blackburne Search Ven- tures. NDP represented the Seller. • Sale of TGI Direct to Carmel Hill Acquisitions, Inc. NDP represented the Seller. • Sale of Custom Color Corporation toe GSP Retail. NDP represented the Seller. • Sale of the Goode Company to Almaden. NDP repre- sented the Seller. • Sale of Marketplace Color to Power Marketing & Print- ing. NDP represented the Seller.


SUN Automation Group® is a global industry leader provid- ing corrugated box plants with innovative equipment for feeding, printing and converting. The wide range of prod- ucts are proven solutions for increasing production, effi- ciency, and profitability. With 24/7 on-site technical support, SUN Automation is known for its great service and care. THACKER INDUSTRIAL SERVICE COMPANY Specializing in corrugated machinery, TISCO offers quali- ty-made products, support services, and more. TISCO has established a reputation of dependability, not only in the product, but in continued service support. With more than 25 years of experience, TISCO installs equipment and ma- chinery, moves or sets up entire plants, rewires and rebuilds - all over the world. TISCO maintains a full fleet of trucks and equipment to perform to your requirements, anywhere, anytime. VT GROUP www.vtgrouponl VT offers prepress services for the POP display and corru- gated shipping container industry including graphic design, optimized digitally imaged printing plates and innovative pre-mounting solutions. Our large-format digital printing fa- cility (Digital Impact) is a leading short-run manufacturer of distinctive POP displays and signage where litho-like graph- ics are preferred.


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