Our core competencies today include, but are not limited to: stretch wrap, shrink wrap, tape, steel strap, PP Strap, PET strap, coding and labeling, material handling, and a wide array of custom-engineered packaging systems and lines.
GO Packaging is one of North America’s leading specialty packaging equipment and supply companies. Our roots date back to 1934 and our beginnings were primarily in the wire tying business. Ovalstrapping Inc quickly established itself as a leader in this market. In 1974, the company purchased the Gerrard Company (Canada) becoming Gerrard-Ovalstrapping (GO).
GO continued to grow as a manufacturing company when we added the manufacturing of Polypropylene and Polyester (PET) strap.
In 1978, GO introduced a new line of high speed, high quality strapping machines using Polypropylene Strapping designed and manufactured by GO. These high speed strapping systems have sold worldwide and due to their exceptional design and longevity, many of them are still in use today. GO’s R&D and Engineering continues to introduce significant technological advances and today provides a line of the some of the fastest and most reliable strapping systems available in the packaging industry.
In 2006, GO was purchased by Samuel Manu-Tech Inc, a public company listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) trading under the symbol SMT. In 2010, Samuel Manu-Tech’s shareholders passed a special resolution to approve the amalgamation of SMT and Samuel, Son & Co., Limited. Following the amalgamation, SMT became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samuel and the common shares of SMT were de-listed from the TSX. Under the Samuel, Son & Co., Limited umbrella, GO has increased polypropylene manufacturing capacity and added manufacturing capability in Steel Strapping, PET, Tools and Systems for application of these consumables. Our supply partners today include 3M, Lantech, Sigma Stretch Films, Pliant, AEP, Bollore Shrink Films, Nichiro, Joinpack, Fromm and many others.
GO has an excellent reputation for providing innovative packaging solutions and creating exceptional value to a wide variety of customers and markets.
GO has an extensive service organization providing installation, training, technical support and field service on all the products we sell. With over 75 years of expertise in providing a “value” and “systems” approach to our customers, GO possesses unique experience that allows us to deliver industry leading solutions for all types of packaging requirements. These include customers from agriculture, newspapers, meat, poultry, seafood, produce, postal service, lumber, wood working, forest products, freight and courier businesses, food and beverage industries, general manufacturing, third party logistics (3PL) and distribution businesses. Our engineering capability coupled with our supply partners insures we are capable to provide fully integrated packaging lines and equipment. GO truly provides you with the “full package”.
GO Packaging has offices located throughout Canada and in the USA. Each of these locations provides sales, support and service personnel to ensure we meet or exceed the needs of our customers.