Ranpak Corp. Acquires Fellow Protective Paper Packaging Manufacturer, Geami

May 21, 2014 11:39

Ranpak Corp., a leading global manufacturer of "in-the-box" protective paper packaging materials and systems, announced that it has completed the acquisition of Geami Ltd., headquartered in Raleigh, NC. Geami is a manufacturer of sustainable protective paper packaging materials and solutions, including it’s flagship product, GreenWrap. This expandable die-cut kraft paper with interleaf tissue is a packaging solution trusted by companies worldwide and is a paper alternative to packaging materials such as bubble, packing peanuts, foam and air pillows.

“Geami has a tremendous team of employees and products that we are excited to welcome into the Ranpak family,” said Stephen Kovach, President and CEO of Ranpak. “Their wrapping products provide efficient and effective packaging solutions to companies in the housewares, home décor and industrial markets. Geami’s products will fit extremely well within Ranpak’s portfolio of innovative paper packaging systems. We are confident that the combination of Ranpak’s expertise and worldwide distribution network along with Geami’s products will further accelerate Ranpak’s growth in America, Europe and Asia. Geami will continue to operate as a separate entity during a transition period which we expect to complete by the end of this year.”

“With this acquisition, Geami and Ranpak’s client base will be better served as they now have a broader range of paper based packaging solutions for their needs,” said Braulio Libero, President and CEO of Geami. “With Ranpak’s infrastructure, our products will have greater exposure to new markets both in the US and abroad,” said Marcelo Passos, Vice President of Geami and now a member of Ranpak’s senior management team.

About Ranpak
Founded in 1972, Ranpak's goal was to create the first environmentally responsible packaging material to effectively cushion and protect products during shipment. With a 40 year history of innovation, Ranpak is the leader in the paper packaging industry and has grown into an international company with 400 employees worldwide. Ranpak is owned by Odyssey Investment Partners, a private equity investment firm based in New York specializing in the middle-market.

The Company's patented PadPak, FillPak and WrapPak converters utilize multi-ply roll or single-ply fanfold kraft paper to create on-demand packaging material. The Company serves a wide array of industries, including industrial, automotive, medical, consumer products and technology in North America, Europe and Asia. Ranpak is headquartered in Concord Township, Ohio and has facilities in Reno, Nevada; Kansas City, MO; Heerlen, The Netherlands; and Nyrany, Czech Republic.

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A Pile With Potential

February 22, 2012 09:13

What do you see when you look at a pile of packaging paper?

To most people, it’s just a pile of brown paper that was used to protect their product during shipment. And I’m sure that the majority of people recycle the paper without even thinking twice about it. But what about those creative DIY-ers? To them, it’s a pile with potential.

What do you get when you give a DIY designer a pile of packaging paper and a sewing machine?

woven basket that can be used for just about anything.

Brett Bara, host of the Emmy-nominated television series Knit and Crochet Now, author, talented designer and DIY blogger, collected the paper from several packages she received from some online shopping. Noticing the durability of the packaging paper, she decided to reuse it to make a woven basket which she now uses to hold supplies. “The pieces were really nice and long, and they just seemed to have so much potential. I couldn’t bear to just stuff them in the recycling bin,”Bara says in her blog.

Using packaging paper, hot glue, paperclips and a sewing machine, Brett created a simple pattern to construct the woven basket—she detailed the step-by-step instructions on her blog, “FREE PATTERN: SEWN + WOVEN BASKET.” It’s amazing what used packaging paper can create!

More than just packaging paper.

Bara proves paper can be used for just about anything!  Think outside the box and create something uniquely innovative. If basket weaving isn’t your thing, you could always keep the packaging paper and use it the next time you have to ship, wrap or store something. Fold it up, store it and use it again and again. Whether it’s keeping a product safe during shipment, or holding a pile of yarn and needles, our packaging paper does the job, and it does it well.

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