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Nelipak Corporation Acquires Medical Thermoformer

For more information, contact: Jay J. Radtke, 414-727-6405; Gregory J. Myers, 414-727-6404

Cranston, RI (April 3rd, 2017) – Nelipak Corporation ("Nelipak") announced today that it has closed on the acquisition of Computer Designs Incorporated, a thermoforming company based in Whitehall, PA.  The business will be owned by Nelipak and operated under the name of Nelipak Healthcare Packaging.  

Computer Designs is a manufacturer of thermoformed rigid packaging primarily for the medical market whose customers include some of the best-known medical device and pharmaceutical customers in the USA and Latin America.  Computer Designs has manufacturing operations in Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Arizona, and Puerto Rico. The company’s packaging products include trays, clamshells, and blisters. Under the Nelipak Healthcare Packaging brand, Computer Designs will further develop its thermoformed packaging products and service capabilities for the healthcare market.  The employees and suppliers of Computer Designs have played an integral role in the company’s success and will continue to do so in the future. 

This acquisition strengthens Nelipak’s commitment to the North American healthcare market and will allow Nelipak to take advantage of growth opportunities in North America, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic and the broader Caribbean regions.  Computer Designs customers will have access to Nelipak’s award winning design teams and modern cleanroom manufacturing throughout its global locations. 

A 60-year brand, Nelipak is a global leader in the healthcare thermoformed packaging industry with a world class reputation for innovation, quality, and service.  Nelipak continues to invest in best-in-class manufacturing and cleanroom facilities delivering high-quality packaging to leading medical device manufacturers and pharmaceutical companies.

“We are excited about our acquisition of Computer Designs. Scott McKeever, the founder of Computer Designs, has spent 30 years building a great company with outstanding people and tremendous capabilities and we proudly welcome the Computer Designs team to Nelipak,” said Mike Kelly President and CEO of Nelipak. “We will leverage the unique capabilities of both organizations to delight our customers with innovative designs, world-class quality, and excellent service.”

About Nelipak Healthcare Packaging

With facilities in Cranston, RI; Phoenix & Tucson AZ: Whitehall, PA; Liberty, NC; Venray, the Netherlands; Galway, Ireland; Juncos & Humacao, Puerto Rico; and San Jose, Costa Rica, Nelipak Healthcare Packaging designs, develops and manufactures custom thermoformed packaging products that provide superior protection for medical devices and pharmaceuticals.  The company offers medical trays and blisters, surgical procedure trays, pharmaceutical handling trays, custom built sealing machines and other value added services.  Nelipak’s customers consist of some of the largest and most reputable medical device and pharmaceutical companies in the world.  With over 600 employees worldwide, Nelipak is focused on delivering superior quality and customer experience through world-class manufacturing at each of its locations. More information about Nelipak can be found at www.nelipak.com.

Nelipak Healthcare Packaging is a trade name of Nelipak Corporation.

About Mason Wells

Mason Wells is a leading Midwest-based private equity firm with approximately $1.0 billion in assets under management across its current private equity funds.  Mason Wells is currently investing out of Mason Wells Buyout Fund IV, a $615 million fund.  Since Mason Wells was formed in 1998, its buyout funds have invested in four specific industry sectors:  Outsourced Business Services, Consumer Packaged Goods, Engineered Products & Services, and Packaging Materials & Converting.  For more information related to Mason Wells, please visit the firm’s website at www.masonwells.com.   

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