Accraply Expands Shrink Sleeve Brands with the Acquisition of Turpins Packaging Group and Sleevit Product Line

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — April 16, 2012 — Rob Leonard, President of Accraply, Inc., announces the expansion of their line of shrink sleeve labeling equipment with the acquisition of Turpins Packaging Group Ltd. Turpins, located in Clacton-on-Sea, England, specializes in the design and manufacture of high-performance shrink sleeve application solutions marketed under its Sleevit brand. With a wide range of standard and custom-configured sleeving systems, Turpins sells to a global customer base that spans a broad range of industries.

“This acquisition strengthens Accraply’s commitment to the shrink sleeve labeling industry and expands our footprint in Europe,” stated Leonard. “The addition of Turpins and the Sleevit brand within the family of Accraply, Graham, Trine and Stanford brands complements our position as a global provider of a complete range of labeling and converting equipment, backed by an extensive service and parts support network.”
Founded 42 years ago, Turpins Packaging has built a solid reputation for quality and innovation in the marketplace. The company, widely known today as Sleevit, was acquired in a management buyout in 2005 by co-owners Edward Woods and Phil Carter.

“Shrink sleeves can be applied to many different types of containers and products. Our customers come from a wide range of market sectors including food and drink, cosmetic, personal care and pharmaceuticals, as well as many other consumer and industrial product sectors. I am delighted to see the company moving forward with Accraply and Barry-Wehmiller,” commented Woods.

“Turpins is recognized as a leader in the growing shrink sleeve labeling industry, and this merger sets the stage for our continued growth,” added Carter. “We look ahead to building an exciting future for our companies and our people.”

About Accraply
Comprised of the Accraply, Trine, Stanford, Graham and Sleevit brands, Accraply unites some of the most trusted names in product decoration and material converting. Known for its cutting-edge technology and innovative custom-engineered designs, Accraply has been credited with many industry firsts and advances in application and converting technologies. Accraply, a subsidiary of Barry-Wehmiller Companies, Inc., is a leader in the design, manufacture and support of pressure-sensitive, roll fed and shrink sleeve label application systems as well as converting and finishing equipment for the shrink sleeve and flexible packaging markets