ST. LOUIS, January 6, 2022 / PRNewswire / – Global packaging leader TricorBraun today announced the acquisition of leading beverage packaging companies Zuckerman Honickman (ZH) and Vessel Packaging (Vessel), further strengthening the company’s position on the beverage packaging market.
“Our acquisitions of Zuckerman Honickman, a name synonymous with premium beverage packaging, and Vessel Packaging, one of Canada’s leading value-added distributors of aluminum cans, strengthen our ability to serve beverage customers with offers and extended services through North America“said Court Carruthers, President and CEO of TricorBraun.” We are extremely pleased to welcome the ZH and Vessel teams to the TricorBraun family and look forward to investing in their continued growth. “
All members of the ZH and Vessel team, including the president of ZH Michael zuckerman, SVP of Strategy and Development Lorne Paskin and VP of Operations Jon zuckerman, and CEO of ship packaging Matt Leslie and COO Mitchell Evanecz — will stay with TricorBraun. The businesses will operate as separate, stand-alone businesses, and the teams will continue to work from their existing locations. Effective immediately, the companies will be known as Zuckerman Honickman, a TricorBraun Company, and Vessel Packaging, a TricorBraun Company.
Over 130 years of expertise, serving the world’s most iconic beverage brands
Zuckerman Honickman, a fourth generation family business backed by more than 130 years of experience, supplies innovative packaging to many of the world’s most iconic beverage brands, as well as entrepreneurial and groundbreaking brands. The company serves customers in all beverage industries including sports drinks, craft beer, cider, craft soda, wine, spirits, and more. Based at King of Prussia, PA, ZH serves clients across the United States and Canada.
“For more than a century, customers have trusted Zuckerman Honickman’s deep expertise and innovative packaging solutions,” said Michael zuckerman, President, Zuckerman Honickman. “We know that TricorBraun shares the same dedication to going above and beyond customer expectations, and both teams have strong relationships with customers and suppliers. The cultures of Zuckerman Honickman and TricorBraun are closely linked, and we are excited to be experiencing our next phase of growth with such a respected leader in packaging. “
With the acquisition of ZH, TricorBraun expands its beverage offering and significantly expands its expertise in sustainable beverages and packaging. As part of the deal, TricorBraun also acquired Delta Industries, a subsidiary of ZH and a distributor of reusable sprayers and trigger bottles.
First Canadian value-added distributor of aluminum cans
Since its founding in 2013 as a mobile canning company to serve that of British Columbia craft brewers, Vessel has grown into a one-stop-shop for aluminum cans, offering everything from mobile canning and design services to printed cans, can tips and holders, shrink sleeves and other labeling services. The company serves all major beverage end markets including beer, wine, cider, kombucha, coffee, sparkling water and ready-to-drink (RTD). The ship has a national footprint with five locations across Canada (Vancouver, Calgary, Mississauga, Ottawa, and Montreal), and serves customers throughout Canada and the United States.
“Our customers trust us as a packaging partner with our reliability, expertise and value-added packaging services,” said Matt Leslie, CEO, Ship packaging. “We are extremely proud of our solid reputation in the beverage industry, and we are very excited about our next chapter of growth with TricorBraun.”
With the acquisition of Vessel, TricorBraun expands its beverage offering, strengthens its position in aluminum cans and expands its presence in Canada.
Since its inception, TricorBraun has partnered with management teams to successfully acquire and further accelerate the growth of over 30 packaging companies.
Financial details of the deals were not disclosed. JP Morgan Securities LLC has been the exclusive financial advisor to Zuckerman Honickman. KPMG Corporate Finance Inc. acted as exclusive financial advisor to Vessel.
About Zuckerman Honickman
A constant and reliable partner for over 100 years, Zuckerman Honickman is the go-to resource for innovative beverage packaging solutions. Recognized for its ability to set the standard for single source container solutions, the company provides its customers with beverage packaging products of all kinds. Backing entrepreneurial and established brands with expert business intelligence, top-notch customer service, and a strong network of service providers and advisors, the company provides clients with the tools to win in a highly competitive industry.
About ship packaging
Vessel Packaging is one of the leading independent distributors of aluminum can packaging in Canada. We serve the entire beverage industry, from beer, wine and cider to kombucha, coffee and other beverages. Founded in 2013 as a West Coast Canning portable canning company, Vessel Packaging now operates from five locations across Canada.
Founded in 1902, TricorBraun is a global leader in packaging and North America largest distributor of primary packaging. We provide innovative solutions to a wide range of customer end markets in containers, closures, dispensers, plastic, glass and aluminum tubing and hoses. Our award-winning design and engineering center delivers forward-thinking design, driven by consumer insight and creative solutions. We leverage our global supply chain expertise, extensive and sustainable footprint, and unmatched purchasing power to identify the best sourcing partners and cost-effective solutions for our customers. TricorBraun is made up of more than 1,500 packaging professionals operating in more than 70 sites across the Americas, Europe, Asia, and Australia.
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