A brand’s product packaging is the first thing their consumers see on a store shelf or e-commerce site. It is a brand’s opportunity to engage visually with a consumer to purchase their product over the one sitting next to it on the shelf. Simply put, packaging is an integral part of how a brand can build awareness about a product and increase sales to new customers.
When considering the various options of bags, boxes, and pouches available for product packaging one solution continues to grow in popularity with brands and consumers alike – flexible packaging. Flexible packaging is lightweight, environmentally friendly, offers a variety of sizes and designs, and has multiple options for product protection.
Patrick Kerrigan, President of Alpha Poly Packaging Done Right, is featured in the April 2016 edition of Print Action. The article recognizes his strategic leadership of the growing packaging company. It also details the streamlining efforts Alpha Poly took to reduce labour by 30% and increase output by 80% to afford the cost of new, high-end equipment that strategically places Alpha Poly as one of Canada’s leading independent companies in the flexography sector.
Alpha Poly Packaging Done Right Featured in Print Action Magazine
Now available online, a convenient sell sheet providing information on a number of packaging products and services offered by Alpha Poly. The sell sheet provides information on pouch making, bag sizes & options, roll stock & slitting, brilliant HD Flexo printing, films/materials, lamination, colour management, and warehousing/shipping/distribution.
December 18, 2015. Alpha Poly today announced confirmation of a much anticipated merger with Mikia Printing of Acton, Ontario. While specific details of the deal were not published, Mikia leadership, staff and supply chain will join the award-winning Alpha Poly team effective February 2016.
FTA member Alpha Poly Packaging Solutions turned 25 last year, no small feat for a company that started with two employees and a 3,000 sq. ft. space. But if recent business activity is any indication, the company is in for an even more successful next 25 years. “We’ve seen nothing but growth,” observes Patrick Kerrigan, the company’s president. Specifically, we are tracking at 11 percent growth for 2014 and we are looking for 20 percent for 2015.” Here, Kerrigan discusses his company’s founding and history, how it’s poised for continued growth and what makes it tick.
“We sell our products to manufacturers who sell to processors or retailers, mostly in the retail and food industries, and we do a lot of private-label business,” Kerrigan reveals.
While the company’s products are available coastto- coast across Canada, Kerrigan notes that it has only just begun to reach into the U.S. markets. “For us, Alpha Poly is still small enough for every customer to get that hands-on advice, but we are also keen on adding high-quality employees to our business,” says Kerrigan.
Very few, if any, industries can avoid the march of commoditization: technologies shift, prices fall and competition rises. And it can be soul sucking to watch the good work you do get eroded by cheap imports and competitors who undercut the market.
But commoditization is a fact of life. Manufacturers grow their brands by innovating and staying a step ahead.
Alpha Poly Packaging has a culture of innovation. They were founded in 1989 as a manufacturer of industrial bags, but today they are growing rapidly by manufacturing packaging that makes food products stand out on cluttered store shelves.
There’s probably never a bad time to expand, but there are certain times when it feels just a little more exciting. Expanding after having survived the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression definitely qualifies — kind of like Muhammad Ali coming back to flatten George Foreman after weathering some tough rounds in the famous Rumble in the Jungle.
Alpha Poly Packaging Solutions doesn’t box, but the family-run, Brampton, Ont.-based company is as skilled in its field as the former Cassius Clay was in his. A leading Canadian manufacturer of polyethylene bags, Alpha Poly also offers flexographic printing and in-house design capabilities along with converting and laminating, and produces printed roll stock, stock printed bags, resealable zipper bags, boutique bags, food packaging, pouches, and lawn and garden bags. It buys polyethylene, PET, and oriented polypropylene films for conversion, and processes up to 100,000 pounds of film per week.
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