The packaging solution manufacturer has acquired US packaging Manufacturer, Jenco Productions, a family business of 27 years based in San Bernardino, CA, with cross-border facilities in Heber, CA, and Mexicali, Mexico. A specialty packaging manufacturer with expertise in high-end rigid boxes, they also lead in bookbinding and direct mail.
The deal expands GPA’s footprint in North America and enables them to establish a presence in Mexico. Jenco is the first step south of the border for GPA’s platform to help their global clients with nearshoring manufacturing. GPA is helping its clients to reduce carbon emissions, shorten supply chains for speed-tomarket, and better use of capital, at the same time helping to de-risk the supply for brands.
“Jenco shares our culture, which is a passion for our talented people and industry-leading brands, our vision for a sustainable future, and adds an unmatched market supply chain dynamic available to customers. GPA is the only company in the world with specialty packaging manufacturing in three continents. We have global manufacturing with local design and creative services for our customers, wherever they need us to be,” says Adam Melton, co-founder, and CEO of GPA.
“We plan to build on this deal and expand our onshore specialty packaging capabilities. We will continue to invest in both assets and human capital to provide global brands with global manufacturing expertise from Asia—meaning flexibility, affordable cost, quick turnaround,” Tom Wang, Co-founder, and President.
The owners and founders of Jenco will stay in the business and take up leadership positions within GPA. Jennifer Imbriani will take on the position of VP Strategic Accounts, with John Imbriani as Head of Operations.