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Better Together – GLBC Acquires Ideon Packaging

Ideon Packaging Acquired By GLBC, a Leading Canadian Packaging Manufacturer

Packaging leaders enter a new phase of focused growth to accelerate  innovation and values-based leadership


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May 1, 2020, (Vancouver, BC) —  Great Little Box Company (GLBC) and Ideon Packaging today announce the coming together of two aligned organizations in one of the most significant acquisitions the industry has seen in recent years.  The acquisition of Ideon by GLBC – an award-winning manufacturer and distributor of packaging solutions since 1982 – brings together two independent and locally owned businesses with a shared focus on quality, innovation, people and culture.   Ideon, a fast-growing leader in custom packaging, had grown to excel and differentiate in a competitive landscape.   As both organizations enter the second generation of leadership, talks of uniting began in late 2019.

Together, GLBC and Ideon will offer a breadth of products, service and customer excellence unlike anything in the North American market.  Working alongside each other both groups will unite leadership teams with a focus on furthering innovation, growth and care for their employees and customers.

What this means for customers is they can expect the same exceptional quality, service and innovation that has come to distinguish each organization – but with a deeper product and service offering.  For employees of the organizations, a goal of 100 percent employee retention has been set.   It is a foundational part of the union established to ensure that synergies are realized through combining strengths and working together to compete in new areas previously unavailable.

In the coming months, these two packaging leaders will operate alongside each other in their existing facilities working towards long term integration.   With a mantra of “Better Together” GLBC will ensure job security, innovation, people and culture remain a priority.

According to GLBC President, Brad Tindall “Since 2001 Ideon has been a fierce competitor vying to build relationships, trust and business.  We have always respected the way in which Ideon’s people, leaders and owners act and compete in the market.  We look forward to working closely together to further our capabilities and success.”

“Great Little Box acquiring Ideon will make for an incredible team. I have always been very impressed by GLBC’s emphasis on community, and I know our people will continue to flourish in partnership” said Rick Van Poele, CEO Ideon Packaging. “GLBC has always put their people and customer experience at the forefront of their business, and they continuously demonstrate that a focus on culture and community will lead to success. They ensure that their customers are delivered an incredible experience through innovative packaging solutions. Additionally, they have been recognized as a top employer in BC, and across Canada. With this, I know our exceptional team at Ideon will be in great hands to continue to thrive.”

For more information contact:

Great Little Box Company
Brad Tindall
[email protected]

About Great Little Box Company

Great Little Box Company Ltd. (GLBC) began operations in 1982 in British Columbia, Canada and currently operates from its headquarters in Richmond, BC with additional offices in Victoria, BC, Kelowna, BC and Everett, Washington, as well as a satellite office in Alberta. Great Little Box Company is an award-winning manufacturer of label and packaging solutions, specializing in corrugated boxes, custom displays, labels, flexible packaging, folding cartons, protective packaging, and the distribution of shipping supplies. With over 38 years of packaging experience and recognized for its excellence in customer service, GLBC provides businesses with an efficient, one source packaging solution. For more information, please visit

Ideon Packaging

Ideon Packaging was founded in 2001 in British Columbia, Canada and operates out of headquarters in Richmond, BC. Ideon provides customers with innovative packaging solutions from a range of corrugated boxes, folding cartons and automation equipment. Ideon also pioneered Digital POP displays on the west coast bringing customers a unique and elevated option in point of purchase and countertop displays. With a commitment to creating a WOW experience for customers, the company has consistently designed, manufactured and delivered boxes quickly and of exceptional quality.


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