Company Milestones

Our History in Packaging

  • 2022
  • 2021
  • 2020
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 1990
  • 1981
  • 1963
  • 2022

    Crawford Packaging opened a branch in Queretaro, MexicoCrawford Packaging updated our tagline to ‘Enhancing your business performance’Crawford Packaging is a 2022 Winner of Canada’s Best Managed Companies
  • 2021

    Crawford Packaging is a 2021 Winner of Canada’s Best Managed CompaniesNominated for Balpex’s 2021 Member of the yearCrawford Packaging launched the latest in top seal technologyCanadian Distributor of the Year – Wulftec2021 Highest Growth; Industrial Category – Balpex2021 Highest Growth; Overall – Balpex
  • 2020

    crawford-packaging-ground-breaking-essexCrawford begins construction of new facility in Essex, ON.Doug Crowe becomes Regional Sales Manager.Crawford acquires Summit Paper & Packaging Ltd.2020 Member of the Year – Balpex, Industrial CategoryCanadian Distributor of the Year – WulftecDistributor of the Year, Eastern Canada & Northeast USA – Loveshaw-new-location
  • 2019

    Crawford Waterloo moves to a new office in Cambridge.Crawford opens two new warehouses in Mexico and Georgia.Crawford launches new Food Processing Pillars.2019 Member of the Year – Balpex, Industrial Category
  • 2018

      Crawford London finishes construction on new office space.Crawford re-brands Guardian and GrowPack.Crawford acquires Celplast Packaging Systems and BVM USA.2018 Member of the Year – Balpex, for outstanding member performance, voted by Balpex Industrial Suppliers.
  • 2017

    Crawford London starts construction on new addition to the office space.Crawford Packaging establishes new strapping equipment partnership with Reisopack.Crawford Packaging launches new company website.Crawford Packaging and IPG install the first semi-auto water-activated tape case sealer in CanadaCrawford Packaging upgrades to ISO 9001:20152017 Member of the Year – Balpex, for outstanding member performance, voted by Balpex Industrial Suppliers.
  • 2016

    Crawford Provincial re-brands to Crawford Packaging.Crawford Packaging establishes GrowPack, Crawford’s produce division.Crawford Packaging welcomes Stuart Jackson, as Vice President of Produce Packaging.Arctic Packaging becomes Crawford Packaging and adds an office and warehouse location in Waterloo, Ontario.Crawford Packaging hosts the Packaging Performance Expo.2016 Member of the Year – Balpex, for outstanding member performance, voted by Balpex Industrial Suppliers.Best in Sales…
  • 2015

    Patented innovation goes into Beta testing in a Fortune 100 company.New equipment line introduced; Packaging Automation from the U.K.; experts in tray sealing technology.Arctic Packaging Waterloo was acquired which complements Crawford’s geographic presence. This acquisition is Crawford’s 4th acquisition in six years as part of an aggressive growth plan.
  • 2014

    Distribution Centre was opened in Laredo Texas to serve the Produce Packaging Market customers in southern border states and in Mexico.Dedicated sales professional was hired to service the U.S. and Mexican Produce market.New equipment line introduced; Sorma, produce packaging specialists. Supply sources were expanded to world class suppliers in England, Israel and China.The Equipment and Service Division…
  • 2013

    John Ashby was named President of the Company and Clarence Covey stepped back to take on the role of Executive Chairman.An external Board of Directors was put in place to guide the company’s continued growth. Clarence Covey, Marty Schieck and John Ashby are shareholders of Crawford.Indapac was acquired which added to the growing GTA customer…
  • 2010

    Lions Shipping Supplies was purchased in 2010 increasing the Crawford presence in the GTA market.2011Provincial Paper & Packaging was purchased. This again increased GTA presence and changed operational abilities with the addition of a Distribution Centre in Mississauga.Crawford re-brands to Crawford Provincial.Star Packaging Equipment was purchased. This provided technical sales expertise and in-house Service Technicians…
  • 2009

    Crawford introduced RGD Mape Flow Wrappers to the Canadian market. Backed by expertise from Italy and Spain these flow wrappers quickly became the market standard for flow wrapping produce.
  • 1990

    A period of continuous growth and product line expansion for Crawford Packaging.Experiencing continuous growth and product line expansion the company once again made a move, this time into a new state-of-the-art facility on Page Street in London.1997L & E Paper was acquired. This gave Crawford an operation in Barrie, Ontario and expertise in the food service…
  • 1981

      Crawford Packaging was sold to Mr. Clarence Covey.The company experienced strong growth in the industrial and automotive markets
  • 1963

    Crawford Packaging was established in 1963 as Crawford Packaging Materials Ltd., by Mr. Dick Crawford. Operating from Crawford’s apartment and utilizing warehouse space at Flannagan’s in London.  The company came to life in east London.After a few moves made as the result of growth, in 1978 Crawford expanded their facility to a 20,000 square foot warehouse…

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