Unlike as in previous years, there weren't a lot of shakeups in 2016. But that doesn't mean that it wasn't a solid year for the top North American converters.
July 1, 2017
Compared to the lists of the past few years, the 2017 Flexible Packaging Top 25 Converters list may seem, well, ordinary. While this year was not without its share of M&A's, they were all fairly minor to some of the big shake-ups the industry has seen in the past.
Contract converters can help their clients – converters and printers – control their overhead costs and speed time to market. They can also leverage their expertise in particular processes, so that their clients can better hone in on what they’re good at.
It’s an odd-numbered year, which means it’s an ICE USA year. The biennial trade show returns to Orlando, Florida’s Orange County Convention Center from April 25-27. The following week, about 2,000 miles west, FTA InfoFlex will be held at the Phoenix Convention Center May 1-2.
“If there’s something that we see as a market opportunity or a customer need, we look to develop that capability in house, so we have the control of quality, delivery and cost,” says Joe Imburgia, general manager of operations at Packaging Personified.
What are the latest trends in flexible packaging? Biggest challenges? Anticipated change in sales? We wanted to know, so we partnered with BNP Media’s market research division in an effort to better understand the current state of the industry.