AWT Labels & Packaging Extends Labeling Portfolio with Labeltronix Acquisition
February 17, 2022
MINNEAPOLIS, MN February 16, 2022
Minneapolis-based AWT Labels & Packaging, Inc. (AWT), a leading provider of specialty labels and packaging for the healthcare, food & beverage, personal care, and industrial durable end markets, today announced the acquisition of Labeltronix.
Labeltronix is a leading label manufacturer of premium craft labels with headquarters in Anaheim, CA. The company serves some of the country’s most prominent brands, in a variety of markets including wine and spirits, craft beer, nutraceutical, food and beverage, and other CPG sectors. The business will continue to operate under the Labeltronix name.
“We are elated with the addition of Labeltronix to the AWT family,” said Bruce Hanson, CEO of AWT. “Labeltronix has built an incredible reputation of providing award winning labels that help brands stand out in the crowd. Their commitment to quality and a first-class customer experience aligns well with our core values, and their innovative, best-in-class manufacturing facility will become AWT’s flagship site on the West Coast. We are excited to continue acquiring great businesses and partnering with great teams to find ways to deliver more value to our customers’ ongoing needs.”
AWT’s acquisition of Labeltronix will add to their attractive end-market presence, high-end premium crafted label manufacturing capabilities, and will have an immediate impact in adding value for existing and new customers.
“We’re thrilled with the opportunity to become part of AWT,” said John Trail, President of Labeltronix. “With the support of AWT’s diverse operations, broad facility network, and national resources, we’ll be able to bring our premium product labels to more customers and brands. Additionally, ReThink Labeling, a division of Labeltronix, is dedicated to bringing innovative on-demand label solutions to more customers.”
Under AWT, Labeltronix will continue to provide the highest-quality product labeling solutions, including their proprietary Lean Labeling® process, to customers across North America.
Labeltronix represents the second acquisition by AWT in recent months, following the January acquisition of MacArthur Corporation, a leading manufacturer of custom engineered industrial and durable label solutions with headquarters in Grand Blanc, MI, and operations in Michigan, Poland, and China.
Founded in 1991, AWT is a narrow and wide web converter of labels and flexible packaging focused on the Healthcare, Personal Care, Food, Beverage, and Durable end markets. AWT’s primary business is converting film and paper substrates into pressure-sensitive labels, shrink-sleeves, extended content labels, digital labels, flexible packaging, and other specialty products for a variety of applications and end markets. The company uses the latest in flexographic and digital printing equipment, and currently operates facilities in Minneapolis, Minnesota (HQ), South Elgin, Illinois, Hauppauge, New York (Citation Healthcare Labels), Grand Blanc, Michigan (MacArthur LLC). More information about AWT can be found at https://awtlabelpack.com.
Labeltronix helps brands bring premium crafted labels to life. Using the latest label printing technology, Labeltronix offers labels with the best materials, finishes and customer service. The company makes the most innovative label concepts a reality for wine, spirits, craft beer, cannabis products, and other CPG sectors. More information about Labeltronix can be found at www.labeltronix.com and www.rethinklabel.com
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