FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, March 1, 2023
Inovar Packaging Group Acquires Amherst Label
Builds upon current presence in the Northeast in partnership with the existing leadership team
Dallas, TX, March 1, 2023 – Inovar Packaging Group, LLC (“Inovar”) has recently completed its acquisition of Amherst Label. (“Amherst Label”) in Milford, NH. This is Inovar’s ninth platform company and adds to its existing manufacturing footprint in Dallas, TX, Newburyport, MA, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Milwaukee, WI, Kansas City, KS, Oceanside, CA, Westfield, MA, Sioux Falls, SD, and Aberdeen, SD. The company is executing on a strategic plan for growth, both organically and through acquisition in partnership with owners and management, building a regionally based prime label business across North America. Inovar’s mission is to serve the needs of specialty consumer and durable products companies who value short lead times, innovative solutions, technical support and local service while also offering multiple locations and production options for scale, redundancy and flexibility. “We are ecstatic to have Amherst Label join the Inovar family.” said Jeff Brezek, Executive Chairman and CEO of Inovar Packaging Group. “The Calvetti family, President, Nye Hornor, and the entire Amherst Label team have built an impressive business. During their extensive history, their core values and strategy have been focused on delivering an unparalleled product and service offering. We see countless opportunities as a combined team to drive value for our customers, employees, and partners.”
Nick Calvetti Jr. plans to fully retire from the business, while President, Nye Hornor, will continue in his current role leading Amherst Label, Angela Hornor will remain on for a period of time in a transitionary role, and Nicholas Kepka Calvetti will continue on his current role in sales. Nick Calvetti Jr. said, “After years of watching the business grow with its customers, employees, and community, finding the right partner who aligned with our values was critical for us in this process, and Inovar fits the bill in every way.” Nye added, “We couldn’t be more excited to partner with Inovar for our next phase of growth. Amherst Label has always prioritized our customers and doing the right thing for our people, and Inovar embodies these traits. We believe the union of our organizations will really drive value for everyone involved.”
Throughout their history, Amherst Label has been solving complex challenges to meet the growing needs of their customers. They are well versed in digital, flexographic, and screen printing for a wide variety of industries, including, but not limited to, industrial, housewares, specialty food, medical, beverage, beer, CBD, hemp, cannabis, nutraceutical, and personal care. Loyalty and a commitment to family and tradition remain core values for the company, having housed three generations of NH label makers.
Ongoing Strategic Investments
Inovar, in partnership with Kelso & Company, will continue to make strategic investments in all areas of the business to meet the demanding quality, service and delivery requirements of today’s fast-paced production and distribution environments. “We understand the complex and ever-changing needs of growing consumer and durable products companies and therefore we are committed to increasing our value-added offering, developing new innovative solutions, and expanding our geographic reach to meet those needs,” said Jeff Brezek.
About Inovar Packaging Group
Inovar is one of North America’s premier label printing and packaging solution companies. From its headquarters in Dallas, Texas, Inovar produces packaging products for many of the nation’s leading brands across multiple industries. Inovar invests in the most current technology to help clients meet the demands of the marketplace and demonstrates a passion for providing unsurpassed quality and service. For more information, visit www.inovarpackaging.com.