- New products and capabilities
- Significantly greater capacity to produce folding cartons
- An additional carton facility for redundancy in operations, completing a goal to have facility redundancy for all significant product offerings
Nosco is moving the acquired assets into a 94,000-square-foot facility in Bridgeview, IL, which has been upgraded and designed to enable operational excellence and cost-competitive manufacturing. This plant will expand Nosco's current printing and finishing capabilities, adding an in-house sheeting operation, windowing capabilities, new specialty coatings, and a broader portfolio of materials and decorative features. The acquisition will also allow Nosco to expand into new markets and add new customers, adding to its long-standing reputation of serving healthcare customers with a broad array of printed packaging products and services.
"The divestiture of the Knight assets to Nosco represents an outstanding opportunity for everyone involved. Customers will enjoy access to more capacity and capability with Nosco," said Don McCann, CEO of Knight Packaging.
In conjunction with this asset acquisition, Nosco launched a new product offering known as "StretchPak," a flexible blister pack and clamshell alternative that maximizes product display and offers an ultra-tough enclosure. Its tamperproof design seals and safeguards contents while providing 360° product visibility. StretchPak packaging is frequently deployed in retail settings for high-end consumer products, especially when products are sold in multipacks.