Industrial Container Services, LLC, Acquires Canadian Drum Reconditioning, Manufacturing and Distribution Operations of Great Western Containers Inc.,
MAITLAND, FL, DEC 31, 2015 – Industrial Container Services, LLC (ICS) of Maitland, FL announced today that it has acquired the Canadian drum reconditioning, drum manufacturing and distribution operations of the Calgary, AB based Bodtker Group. The acquisition includes all of the reconditioning machinery, equipment and inventory utilized at the purchased facilities. The group of Bodtker brands acquired by ICS has been rolled into a new Canadian entity known as Industrial Container Services Canada, Inc. (ICSC).
“We are extremely pleased to announce the addition of these great Canadian brands into the ICS portfolio. Acquiring the 13 locations and 343 professionals of The Bodtker Group is truly a game-changer for ICS,” said Mr. Charles Veniez, President of ICS. “The deal gives us a geographic reach that we simply would not have been able to accomplish on our own, and the complimentary nature of our two organizations will insure a smooth operational and commercial transition for our customers, vendors and employees. We welcome all of the Canadian employees into the ICS family and look forward to their help in supporting our mission to provide customers with high quality industrial packaging solutions.”
“From a modest start in 1979 in Calgary, we’ve grown into the premier industrial container company in Canada. I am very proud of what we’ve been able to do and even more proud of the people that have helped me along the way,” said Nils Bodtker, founder of The Bodtker Group. “The combination of ICS and our great brands makes for a packaging powerhouse in the North American market. This will create tremendous opportunity for our customers, vendors, and employees.”
ICS is the largest provider of reusable container solutions in North America. Through multiple brands, ICS operates 49 strategically located facilities in 19 U.S. states and 6 Canadian provinces. ICS is well-positioned to service local, regional and North American customers alike, and strives to be the supplier of choice for high-quality, environmentally-responsible container solutions. ICS offers unparalleled expertise with over 100 years of experience in the industrial container space and is focused on anticipating customer needs and exceeding expectations. The company offers the most complete container management systems available including reconditioning, manufacturing, distribution, used container collection and recycling services for all major industrial packages.