The trusted name in protective packaging solutions.
Pregis LLC, a North American leader in protective packaging solutions, is commemorating
its 10 year anniversary, which has been built on more than 50-plus years of legacy
predecessor companies and brands.
The company is kicking off its anniversary year by launching next generation inflatable
and foam-in-place solutions. These include an intelligent interface for IntelliPack’s
foamin-place equipment (FIP) and AirSpeed Axis, HLX and HC Performance films.
During the past decade, Pregis has invested in multiple new material technologies
and systems solutions, as well as in acquisitions designed to support the protective
packaging needs of the marketplace. Milestones include the acquisition of IntelliPack
(FIP systems) in 2010, Inter Pac (polyethylene sheet foam) in 2011 and Surface Guard
(protective film, cohesive material and single-face corrugated) in 2013.
President and Chief Executive Officer Kevin Baudhuin stated, “We are excited
to celebrate our 10th anniversary. The company was built on a foundation of more
than 50- plus years of success under various names including Valcour, AVI, Richter,
Plymouth Plastics, DuPont Microfoam, Tenneco and Pactiv. I’m proud of our
customers and employees who have helped to make us a protective packaging industry
leader over the past ten years.”
Baudhuin continued, “As we look to
the future, it is important to ensure that Pregis remains a financially strong company.
Over the past several years we have experienced significant increases in our operating
costs in areas such as utilities, freight and wage inflation. Margin management
and pricing for full value will be very important as we continue to make significant
investments in innovation and technology. These advancements are critical for meeting
our customers’ evolving needs.”
In materials and equipment, Pregis was
the first-to-market in 2008 with the first-ever, high-recycled content, air-cushioning
bubble (Astro-Bubble® Green). Other noteworthy introductions over the past decade
include: AirSpeed hybrid cushioning systems, IntelliPack FIP solutions, GeoSpeed®
Quantum™ compact, paper void-fill equipment and new high-pressure, patent-pending
films for inflatable cushioning. The company has also exceled in providing leading-edge
service solutions. An example of its dedication to making sure that Pregis installations
are running as efficiently as possible, is the PX3 predictive tech support system.
It combines software, personnel, parts management and a 24/7 service hot line to
anticipate and predict machinery service needs well before an expensive downtime
With more than fifty years of inspiration, Pregis continues to build on that legacy by
continuously raising the protective packaging technology bar.