Purchase expands capabilities and capacity of ASG’s plastics division in the Americas
STAMFORD, CT (Aug. 15, 2013) — ASG (AGI-Shorewood Group), a leading global specialty-packaging manufacturer, announced its Amaray plastics division has acquired all the production assets of Infiniti Media Inc., a Los-Angeles-based injection-molding supplier to the home entertainment industry. Infiniti’s assets at its Paducah, KY, plant will be combined into Amaray’s manufacturing facility in Elizabethtown, KY, expanding Amaray’s capabilities and press profile.
According to Ted Brown, Vice President and General Manager of Amaray North America, integrating Infiniti’s assets into Elizabethtown will improve efficiency and increase its capacity by 35 percent. “The Infiniti acquisition demonstrates Amaray’s continuing support of the media market as it transforms and consolidates,” Brown says. “Infiniti’s highly automated manufacturing assets are of excellent quality and provide press sizes that are not currently in our asset portfolio, which will help facilitate our growth in new product categories and new markets.”
Mark Caines, CEO of ASG’s North American operations, concurs. “As we grow our business and diversify into the consumer goods marketplace, these assets will afford us the ability to produce a wider range of products and services,” Caines says. “ASG will continue to invest in our supply chain competitiveness and in services that provide valuable solutions to our existing customers and other leading global brands with which we’d like to work.”
Amaray’s Elizabethtown plant was recently certified as ISO 9001:2008 compliant, which ensures superior management systems are in place to deliver exceptional customer service and quality assurance.
Amaray is a customer-focused injection molding business, offering high-quality injection molded solutions to the media, personal care, beverage, and healthcare markets. It is the leading manufacturer of media packaging in the United States. Amaray has four facilities worldwide in the U.S. (Elizabethtown, KY, and Pittsfield, MA), the U.K. (Corby, England), and Germany (Freden). Please visit www.asg-amaray.com for more details.
ASG is a leading specialty packaging company that delivers innovative packaging solutions for the world’s premier consumer brands. Key packaging segments ASG serves include health and beauty, pharmaceutical, home entertainment, consumer electronics, confectionery and specialty foods, spirits, and sporting goods. The company is comprised of two separate legal entities — AGI-Shorewood U.S. and AGI-Shorewood International — and collectively employs 3,000 people worldwide, operating 19 manufacturing facilities including lithographic, flexographic, digital, and specialty gravure print and Amaray injection-molded plastics facilities in North America, Europe, Asia, and Latin America and seven Spark! Creative services centers in the U.S., U.K., France, China, and Australia. Please visit www.asg-worldwide.com for more details.