BUFFALO GROVE, ILL. — PPC Flexible Packaging LLC has acquired Kansas City, Kan.-based Plastic Packaging Technologies, LLC (PPT). The acquisition expands PPC’s capabilities in flexible packaging solutions.

Founded in the 1970s, PPT provides high quality, value-added flexible packaging solutions. Its products include color high-definition printed roll stock films, high-barrier laminations and pre-made formats, including flat bottom, box and pinch bottom, stand-up and quad-bags, for use in variety of industries throughout North America.

PPT was acquired by David Staker, chief executive officer and president, and Dan Staker, executive vice president, in 2002 and currently employs 425 people. The company operates manufacturing and distribution facilities in Kansas City, Kan., and Columbus, Ohio.

“We’re excited to join forces with Kevin and the PPC team,” David Staker said. “This combination is truly complementary, and solidifies our position as the leader in purposeful, powerful packaging to the pet care, food and beverage, healthcare and specialty consumer markets in North America. This partnership will enable us to deliver even greater value to our customers, with broader and deeper capabilities and capacity, greater technical and financial resources to support continued strong growth, and significant opportunities for our associates to contribute and develop professionally in a fast-growing, robust industry.”

Founded in 2017, PPC offers printing and converting of flexible films, pouches, prototypes and other packaging designs for use in a variety of industries, including medical, consumer snacks, specialty produce, nutraceuticals, bakery, pet and others.

With the acquisition of PPT, PPC now operates thirteen facilities throughout Illinois, Kansas, Georgia, Utah, Wisconsin, Texas, Ohio and South America. According to PPC, the acquisition, along with its steady organic growth, furthers its position as a premier leader in flexible packaging manufacturing.

“We’ve known David and Dan for the entire 20 years of their ownership of PPT and have watched them build one of the most respected, technology-driven firms in our industry,” said Kevin Keneally, president and CEO of PPC. “We’re thrilled the Stakers, and their entire talented leadership team, are joining the PPC family to merge and integrate our businesses and cultures into what we believe will be one of the most powerfully differentiated flexible packaging converters in North America.”

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