Colbert Packaging, Haapanen Form Joint Venture
CHICAGO—Colbert Packaging Corporation, a leading manufacturer of folding cartons, rigid paper boxes and paperboard specialty products, and Haapanen Brothers, a full-service graphic arts and printing company, announced that they have formed C and H Printing Solutions, Inc., a new provider of micro-folded packaging inserts and outserts. The joint venture was established to serve the needs of pharmaceutical, healthcare, medical device and consumer goods manufacturers—and other companies that incorporate product information inserts and outserts into their packaging. C and H is rooted in nearly 80 years of combined experience in the packaging and printing industries brought to the table by the two companies.
Headquartered within Colbert’s cGMP-compliant flexographic manufacturing facility in Lake Forest, IL, C and H Printing Solutions brings a fresh approach to the insert/outsert marketplace, a comprehensive portfolio of printing and folding services, and high production capacity. The company is capable of producing over 2.8 million pieces per day on specialized equipment, some of which can fold inserts into as many as 238 panels. These capabilities, coupled with the extensive pharmaceutical industry experience of both Colbert and Haapanen, are designed to meet the insert printing and folding needs of even the largest pharmaceutical manufacturers.
“Haapanen and Colbert share similar stories. Both have decades of history and experience; both thrive in a family-owned culture; both have earned and maintained a reputation for excellence in product and service; and so on,” said Lon Johnson, vice president of sales for C and H Printing Solutions. “Both companies also recognize that there’s strength in collaboration. C and H was founded in the spirit of collaboration, and it’s rooted in all the things that make Colbert and Haapanen great … but it’s built to focus on the specialized package insert and outsert market.”
In addition to Johnson, C and H Printing Solutions’ management team includes Jim Hamilton, president of Colbert Packaging, and Jerry Haapanen, president of Haapanen Brothers.