Berry Acquires F&S Tool Inc., Expands Full Plastic Packaging Lifecycle Solutions for Customers

Berry Global Group, Inc. (NYSE: BERY) announces its acquisition of F&S Tool, a specialized provider of high output, high-efficiency hot runner injection and high-volume compression molding applications. F&S Tool operates a 90,000 square foot facility located in Erie, Pennsylvania, with 11 issued/pending patents and 105 dedicated employees focused on disruptive technologies to serve a broad spectrum of plastics manufacturers. This acquisition will further enhance Berry’s global tooling capability as well as bring proprietary technologies in the closures and bottles space, specifically targeting high-end growth markets.

The unique ability to couple one of the largest available selections of tooling with regionally-based knowledge offers customers ordering product through Berry Global a competitive advantage by providing faster turnaround from start to finish and greater assurance that the molds will fit the production lines Berry works on every day.

“The integration of F&S Tool’s talented teams and market-leading innovation capabilities combined with Berry’s global operations reinforces the company’s commitment to providing customers across the globe with access to its industry-leading range of products in core markets while offering the benefits of local service and speed.  We are excited to welcome the legacy F&S Tool team to Berry and begin sharing best practices from the two companies,” said Kevin Kwilinski, Chief Executive Officer of Berry Global. 

As a global leader in sustainable plastic packaging, Berry Global Tooling Services delivers a comprehensive source of expertise while maintaining regional insights and local support services from across its now more than 11 global tooling manufacturing locations. As a result, Berry’s current and future customers will have unique access to a full suite of tooling capabilities, including injection, blow, compression, and thermo-forming molds that can be integrated into their existing product orders.

The acquisition was completed on April 05, 2024. 

About Berry
At Berry Global Group, Inc. (NYSE: BERY), we create innovative packaging solutions that we believe make life better for people and the planet. We do this every day by leveraging our unmatched global capabilities, sustainability leadership, and deep innovation expertise to serve customers of all sizes around the world. Harnessing the strength in our diversity and industry-leading talent of over 40,000 global employees across more than 250 locations, we partner with customers to develop, design, and manufacture innovative products with an eye toward the circular economy. The challenges we solve and the innovations we pioneer benefit our customers at every stage of their journey. For more information, visit our website, or connect with us on LinkedIn or X.