The company known today throughout North America as a premier supplier of high performance packaging solutions had modest beginnings. Founded in 1956 in Marieville, Quebec, Canada, the company designed and manufactured first-generation paper bags for clients in the greater Montreal area. Over the ensuing years, the team was called upon to develop ever more sophisticated answers to complex packaging challenges while also bringing new production capacity on line and integrating new equipment with many proprietary components and processes.
As the importance of polyethylene liners as a key component in the design and construction of multiwall paper bags grew, so too did the team’s understanding of the characteristics of this material. Furthermore, many of the company’s clients also had specific polyethylene packaging needs. Vertical integration was the logical move and in the early 90s, the company purchased a polyethylene manufacturing plant.
Today, Gelpac’s more than 250 qualified employees put their ingenuity, expertise and enthusiasm to work day in and day out to supply each client with the right packaging solution, at the right time and at the right price.