Cascades Flexible Packaging, a Cascades unit that specializes mainly in the manufacture of flexible plastic packaging for the food market, has earned the IFS PACsecure certification, which is recognized by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI). IFS PACsecure is one of the world's leading food safety standards for primary and secondary packaging materials. Cascades Flexible Packaging passed the independent evaluation with a score of 99.16%. The plant, based in Mississauga, Ontario , proved that its processes and products comply with global packaging materials safety standards notably in terms of maintenance, hygiene, traceability, management commitment and food defense. "Although the [Cascades Flexible Packaging IFS PACsecure certification] program is young, it has been well developed and a strong commitment to the standard is evident," states the final audit report. Click Read More below for additional detail.
Fortis Solutions Group LLC (“Fortis”), a leading provider of high impact printed packaging solutions and a portfolio company of funds managed by Harvest Partners, LP, announced the acquisition of Digital Dogma Corp. based in Santa Fe Springs, California. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Digital Dogma is a digital manufacturer of pressure sensitive labels, shrink sleeves and flexible packaging serving the food and beverage, wine and spirits, nutraceutical, health and beauty, and industrial end markets from its locations in Santa Fe Springs and Paso Robles, California.
Fortis President and CEO John O. Wynne, Jr. said, “As an early adopter of digital printing technology, Digital Dogma has always been at the forefront of innovation within our industry. With this acquisition, we are excited to extend our digital printing capabilities to California and offer coast to coast solutions for our customers. I am looking forward to working with Paul Mulcahey and the Digital Dogma team as we enhance our shrink sleeve, flexible packaging and pressure sensitive offerings.”
Digital Dogma owner Paul Mulcahey commented, “We’re very impressed with Fortis Solutions Group’s approach to partnering with companies and joining them is a no-brainer for our continued growth and a bright future.”
Employing over 1,300 employees across twenty-two manufacturing sites, Fortis intends to continue its pursuit of attractive acquisitions to further the breadth of product offerings and locations which can better serve its customer base.