Newtown Square, Pennsylvania, based SupplyOne, Inc., one of the largest independent suppliers of corrugated and other value-added packaging products and services in the U.S., announced last week it acquired Wilheit Packaging, LLC., a privately-held distributor of shipping, packaging and maintenance products headquartered in Gainesville, Georgia.
Founded in 1953, by Tom Wilheit, Wilheit Packaging got its start supplying packaging for the poultry and textile industries in Georgia. Under the leadership of Philip Wilheit, Sr., the company has become a leading supplier to the Georgia, Alabama and Carolina marketplace, and a strong presence in corrugated, poly films and end-of-line packaging. Today the company serves food processors and industrial manufacturers alike in more than 15 states from their facilities in Gainesville and Atlanta, Georgia; Wilmington and Warsaw, North Carolina; and Arab, Alabama.
As the company has grown, Wilheit Packaging has maintained a reputation for its forward-thinking, customer-focused approach to its customers’ packaging challenges. As an early leader in sustainability, the company distinguished itself through logistics and waste diversion solutions in partnership with several waste and recycling centers.
“Our expanded capabilities mean new growth opportunities for our employees and new efficiencies and savings for our customers,” said Philip Wilheit, CEO of Wilheit Packaging. “As a SupplyOne company, we will deliver even more benefits to our customers through access to corrugated converting capabilities, packaging automation, and for our food processing customers, the broadest range of primary packaging solutions available.”
The acquisition of Wilheit Packaging is SupplyOne’s third this year. The addition further expands SupplyOne’s footprint in the region and enhances the value created for customers by offering manufacturers and processors the benefits of custom manufacturing, packaging products, packaging equipment, services, and programs from a single point of contact.
“Wilheit Packaging’s focus on helping their customers be more profitable mirrors our own. The synergies that result from combining SupplyOne’s manufacturing expertise, services, and programs with Wilheit’s impressive distribution capabilities position the company well for continued growth,” said William Leith, CEO and President of SupplyOne. “We are delighted to welcome their exceptional employees into the SupplyOne family.”