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Mergers. Acquisitions. Operations.

Mergers. Acquisitions. Operations.


Manufacturing · Private Transaction · Acquired in November 2012

Manufactures rigid metal and plastic containers with broad applications across multiple industries.

Steel pail manufacturing at a BWAY facility.
Steel pail manufacturing at a BWAY facility. .


  • Headquartered in Atlanta, GA
  • Operates 22 plants throughout the U.S. and Canada
  • Markets metal containers used primarily for paint and related products, lubricants, roof and driveway sealants, charcoal lighter fluid, and household and personal-care products
  • End markets for rigid plastic products include paint and building materials, non-retail food services, janitorial and chemical, agriculture, oil and petroleum, and inks
  • Industry leader and critical component of customers’ supply chains


  • Have identified substantial improvements to be made through better materials management and implementation of lean initiatives across the company’s geographic footprint
  • Focusing on earnings growth through operational improvements
  • Completed acquisition of Ropak as strategic add-on January 18, 2013