Australian manufacturers of pulp, paper and wood-fibre based packaging solutions, Oji Fibre Solutions (OjiFS), has signed an agreement to purchase the assets of Cassowary Coast Cartons, a carton erecting, distribution warehouse and retail outlet in Innisfail, North Queensland.
Cassowary Coast Cartons was founded by Jeff and Linda Trackson in February 2019 and working alongside Matty Skinner and Amie Trackson, is one of the largest independently owned packaging suppliers in Far North Queensland.
According to OjiFS, the acquisition of Cassowary Coast Cartons would mean that Innisfail will become the third distribution centre for its ‘Packaging Queensland’ box plant based in Yatala.
“With existing distribution centres in Bundaberg and Mareeba, and now in Innisfail as well, OjiFS is better placed to service customers in the wider Queensland state,” the company said.
The company added that this acquisition marks a “significant step” in its Far North Queensland horticultural market and provides another example of its parent company’s confidence for investing in the Packaging Australia (PAU) Business Unit, as part of its broader growth and development plans.
“We are delighted that Matty Skinner and Amie Trackson will remain and lead the experienced sales and operation team at our new OjiFS Distribution Centre at Innisfail. Matty is well known and highly regarded in the Cassowary Coast region, and his detailed regional knowledge and packaging expertise will be valued,” OjiFS said.
“We welcome the opportunity to expand our customer base in the region, as existing Cassowary Coast Carton clients transition to OjiFS.”