Headquartered in Canada, TC Transcontinental operates under two main sectors: the Printing and Packaging Sector, and its Media Sector. But it’s TC’s packaging division, TC Transcontinental Packaging, that has really taken off in recent years thanks to a number of strategic acquisitions that have propelled the company among the top 25 converters of flexible packaging in North America. Today, TC Transcontinental Packaging employs about 900 workers throughout Canada and North America, offering services ranging from pre-media to flexo printing to lamination to bag and pouch making. We recently caught up with François Olivier, president and CEO of TC Transcontinental, and Rebecca Casey, TC’s senior director of marketing, for an overview of how the company has come so far in such a short period of time and where it’s poised to go in the future.
Olivier: First, it is important to mention that we entered the flexible packaging industry with the acquisition of Capri Packaging, located in Clinton, Missouri, in 2014. This acquisition represented an important strategic move for the corporation into a new promising growth area. We evaluated various industries where we could leverage our manufacturing competency and we make sure to remain agile to find the most promising opportunities to ensure sustainable and profitable growth. The printed flexible packaging industry was rapidly identified as a natural fit given that some of the production processes were similar to TC Transcontinental’s printing operations and that the market offered many opportunities for growth.