22 March 2016
Smurfit Kappa North America LLC is pleased to announce that it has acquired two long-established private corrugated sheet plants located in Southern California: Empire Packaging and Displays and Scope Packaging.
Empire is located just south of Los Angeles in Carson, CA and Scope is just east of Anaheim in Orange, CA. The operations will be integrated into SKNA’s existing platform in the United States and the North of Mexico.
Greg Hall, CEO of SKNA, said: “We are pleased to announce our acquisitions of Empire and Scope. I look forward to welcoming their teams into Smurfit Kappa. Empire has a great reputation for being agile in terms of ‘speed to market’, while Scope’s high graphic capabilities are well known throughout the industry. The acquisitions further enhance our capacity to provide innovative, insight-led and value enhancing packaging solutions to both current and prospective customers.”
Don Simmons, President of Empire, said: “Empire has been a leading provider of packaging and display solutions in Los Angeles for over 60 years. Our on-site structural and graphic design expertise complements well Smurfit Kappa North America’s existing capabilities. We are excited to be joining Scope Packaging as part of the enlarged footprint of Smurfit Kappa in Southern California.”
Cindy Baker, Scope’s Chief Operating Officer, said; “We are excited to join Smurfit Kappa and its now four plant system in the greater Los Angeles market (Carson, Orange, City of Industry and Baldwin Park). This will allow us to grow our capabilities and services for our loyal customers and employees, while retaining the rich legacy and family culture of Scope.”