AALP/Western Shield merges with Lotus Labels
Lotus gives AALP/Western Shield a larger footprint in the Southern California market and greater exposure to several key market segments
All American Label & Packaging/Western Shield (AALP/Western Shield) has merged with Lotus Labels, a leading provider of pressure-sensitive prime labels and packaging to the cosmetics and health and beauty segments.
Lotus, located in Brea, CA, gives AALP/Western Shield a larger footprint in the Southern California market as well as greater exposure to several key market segments. Lotus’ exacting standards and quality are a perfect fit to AALP/Western Shield’s existing culture and core values.
‘Lotus is a great addition to the AALP/Western Shield family,’ said Nizar Elias, chief executive officer, AALP/Western Shield. ‘Lotus has a tremendous reputation for quality and service and vast experience servicing the food and health and beauty segments. Their location in Brea will allow us to further extend our already deep presence in the Southern California area. We are excited about our combined ability to provide even greater service and expertise to our combined customers.’
‘We are excited to join forces with the wonderful and talented people at AALP/Western Shield. We evaluated several opportunities in the market, and none had the kind of sales and operational synergies we see here,’ commented George Wu, founder, Lotus Labels.
‘We also found AALP/Western Shield to be an excellent cultural fit for the team at Lotus,’ noted Howard Hu, plant manager Lotus.
‘We were pleased to support AALP/Western Shield’s continued growth and expansion plans,’ said Demetrios Dounis, partner, Heartwood Partners. ‘The combination of these businesses enhances our presence in a core geographical market as well as further expands our expertise in key end-markets. We will remain active acquirers in the pressure sensitive labels space.’
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