RockTenn Acquires NPG to Expand Retail Innovation and Solutions

RockTenn Merchandising Displays business works with clients to develop point-of-purchase displays, such as Duracell's Floorstand / Pallet display, a modular unit that can be configured as a floorstand,

Jan. 9, 2014 (Press Release) - RockTenn announced on Jan. 6 that it has acquired NPG, Inc., a leading independent merchandising displays company.

Headquartered in Chattanooga, Tennessee (USA), NPG provides a broad range of display products and services to many of the world’s most recognized retailers. NPG employs approximately 400 co-workers and operates two manufacturing facilities in Chattanooga and one in Las Vegas, Nevada.

"NPG's focus on retailers, their innovative retail solutions and large-format printing capability expands our customer base and significantly improves RockTenn's ability to provide retail insights, innovation and connectivity to all of our customers," said Craig Gunckel, executive vice president, RockTenn, and general manager, RockTenn Merchandising Displays.

NPG, known for their unwavering commitment to quality, creative excellence and customer satisfaction, will operate as RockTenn Retail Solutions.

Phil Harris, formerly chief executive officer of NPG, has been named vice president and general manager, RockTenn Retail Solutions. Harris will continue to manage the operations along with his current leadership team.

"NPG is a strong strategic fit for us that will strengthen our display business," said Steve Voorhees, RockTenn's chief executive officer. "I am excited to have the NPG team join RockTenn and look forward to supporting their continued success."

RockTenn is one of North America's leading integrated manufacturers of corrugated and consumer packaging. The Company operates locations in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Chile, Argentina and China. To learn more, please visit www.rocktenn.com.

SOURCE: RockTenn