New York based Max Solutions, Inc., a specialty packaging company launched in 2021, has announced the acquisition of the Ellis Group, Canada’s largest family owned and operated folding carton company. Founded more than 40 years ago, the Ellis Group currently operates three manufacturing facilities in Ontario.

“The Ellis Group will provide state-of-the-art technology for our customers and augment our offerings geographically,” said Marc Shore, CEO of Max Solutions. “This partnership is complementary on many levels in that it supports and strengthens our common end markets, customers, and cultures.”

Bill Ellis, CEO of the Ellis Group, said they knew how important it was to find a partner that shared their commitment to excellence, service, and valued employees. “I am extremely proud of the company we built and have great appreciation for everyone who has contributed to its success. Max Solutions has the expertise and experience to take the Ellis Group to the next level,” Ellis said.

Dennis Kaltman, President of Max Solutions, said they are happy to be back in Canada. “Both Marc and I have operated in Canada for many years with Multi Packaging Solutions (MPS) and before that, Shorewood Packaging, dating back to 1984,” he said. 

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