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Crawford Packaging: A Member of Balpex

What is Balpex?

Founded in 1973, Balpex has grown and evolved into a leading buying group with 50+ members and over $1 billion in net sales. Taking this combined buying power, Balpex has been able to acquire an extensive supplier network of industry-leading manufacturers, offering their products at exclusive rates. With the addition of a team of industry veterans, Balpex supports every one of its members with uncompromising quality and dedicated support.

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Crawford’s Balpex Membership

Crawford Packaging Materials Ltd. Joined Balpex on July 1, 1978 as a small packaging company with limited resources. This decision proved to be instrumental in our future development and provided us with the access to competitive supply-side benefits and business that have propelled Crawford Packaging into being one of North America’s leading packaging companies.

As a part of our continued membership with Balpex and unwavering commitment to excellence, Crawford has been — and continues to be — awarded with various honours. These include:

  • 2013 – AGM – TRAIL BLAZER

  • 2013 – SUPPLIER SUMMIT – MEMBER OF THE YEAR, INDUSTRIAL

  • 2014 – AGM – TRAIL BLAZER

  • 2014 – SUPPLIER SUMMIT – MEMBER OF THE YEAR, INDUSTRIAL

  • 2016 – SUPPLIER SUMMIT – MEMBER OF THE YEAR, INDUSTRIAL

  • 2017 – AGM – TRAIL BLAZER

  • 2017 – SUPPLIER SUMMIT – MEMBER OF THE YEAR, INDUSTRIAL

  • 2018 – AGM – TRAIL BLAZER

  • 2018 – SUPPLIER SUMMIT – MEMBER OF THE YEAR, INDUSTRIAL

As Crawford blazes a trail in the packaging industry worldwide, we continue to partner with Balpex and recognize its importance in our — and our clients — success.


Why It’s Important to Our Clients

Thanks to Crawford’s leadership among Balpex’s members, we’re uniquely positioned to offer the best products at the best costs. The network of suppliers offers everything from sanitation and janitorial products to innovative packaging materials, allowing us to cover any need of our customers.

The benefits of our partnership extend directly to our clients, and Balpex’s ever-growing network of suppliers will allow Crawford to constantly expand the range of our services.