Crawford Provincial the packaging supply and packaging equipment solution company in Ontario Canada, celebrates 50th anniversary and announces exciting big changes ahead.
Ontario, Canada -- (SBWIRE) -- 03/04/2013 -- Crawford Provincial, one of Canada’s premier packaging, shipping, and industrial supply distributors, is celebrating 50 years of service to the industry. Since its formation in 1963, the firm has consistently grown and expanded to become one of the nation’s largest independently owned packaging, facility supply and equipment distributors. Several acquisitions later, Crawford Provincial is now one of the dominant players in the Ontario packaging market.
Reflecting on five decades of service to the area, President John Ashby states, “While we are very proud of the accomplishments of the past 50 years, we are equally excited about the future. This year will see major investments in technology infrastructure, web and e-commerce abilities, as well as a new home for our Mississauga warehouse.” The firm currently provides service from its two operations centre locations in Mississauga and London, Ontario.
Founded in 1963, Crawford Packaging Materials Ltd. began as an industrial paper distributor founded by Dick Crawford. The owner of a polyethylene extrusion facility in London, Ontario, Crawford introduced the company to the extruded film market. In 1981 Crawford Packaging was sold to its present owner, Clarence Covey, who expanded the firm into the industrial-automotive markets where the company has enjoyed strong growth and market penetration. The firm continued to expand throughout the 1990s, adding new supply sources and forging key supplier relationships throughout the industrial sector. The organization grew to provide a full range of competitively priced packaging, shipping, cleaning supplies, shrink and stretch film/wrap, food service, and hospitality supplies.
Crawford Provincial's comprehensive Total Delivery Program offers cost effective, customized and flexible solutions designed to lower costs and increase efficiencies. Each program is tailored to meet a client’s specific needs and to maximize efficiency and performance throughout its loyal customer base.
To foster geographic expansion, the company acquired L & E Paper, Lion Shipping Supplies, Star Packaging Equipment and Provincial Paper and Packaging. To better serve its expanding core clientele, Crawford Packaging additionally opened both a distribution warehouse and an equipment and service depot in the Greater Toronto Area.
One of Canada’s leading suppliers for industrial packaging and shipping supplies, Crawford Provincial products include machine shrink wrap film, stretch wrap film, pallet wrap, bubble wrap, and case sealing tape, via the division Crawford Provincial Supplyline (www.cpsupplyline.com). The organization also provides industrial packaging equipment systems and equipment support services to its customers via the division Crawford Provincial Packaging Equipment (www.cppackagingequipment.com), including stretch wrappers, shrink tunnels, shrink wrap equipment, case sealing machinery, and case erecting equipment to a broad and diverse client base. Company info and packaging solutions insights are shared on their Packaging Solution Blog.
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