Bentley World Packaging, Ltd. (“BWP”) provides export and specialty packing services to an enviable list of blue chip clients within the defense, energy, heavy duty equipment & machinery, manufacturing, mining, and transportation sectors. Established in 1942, this Milwaukee-based, family-held business has grown over the years both organically, through the addition of value-added services, and externally, via strategic acquisitions in Ohio, Maryland, and Pennsylvania.
During the last few years, BWP began executing upon a strategy to increase its focus on key customers and to expand the Company’s value-added capabilities in parts distribution as well as in kitting & packaging services for the on- & off-road equipment, industrial, and military markets. Additionally, BWP’s in-house packaging test lab along with its SnapCrate product line – a collapsible, reusable, cost effective crating system – are among the Company’s other value-added offerings experiencing rapid growth.
The Company engaged Promontory Point Capital (“PPC”) to evaluate strategic alternatives for the business, including a review of key functional areas, geographic markets of focus, and other longer-term strategic initiatives. Given an increased focus on value-added services, many of which are delivered from BWP’s Milwaukee and Baltimore locations, PPC explored, and advised on, the sale of the Company’s Ohio and Pennsylvania operations. During June of 2017, BWP agreed to divest of its Ohio and Pennsylvania operations to Indiana-based Deufol Sunman, a division of Germany-based Deufol SE. Read the press release.