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Imperial Dade Acquires Trio of Distributors in Canada

The acquisitions come a month after Imperial Dade added Fresno, California-based Focus Packaging & Supply and 14 deals announced in 2022.
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On March 1, JanSan and foodservice packaging distributor Imperial Dade separately announced the acquisitions of three companies in Canada: Solutions Sherby, Servicorp Industrial Supplies and Action Paper & Packaging. Financial details for the trio of transactions were not disclosed.

The flurry of moves brings Imperial Dade’s total number of acquisitions to 62 since Chairman Robert Tillis and CEO Jason Tillis took over leadership of the company in 2007. Jersey City, New Jersey-based Imperial Dade, listed among MDM’s Top JanSan Distributors in 2022, has now made four acquisitions in 2023 after adding Focus Packaging & Supply in February. The company announced 14 acquisitions during 2022.

Founded in 1989, Solutions Sherby is a Quebec-based distributor of janitorial sanitation, industrial packaging, and healthy and safety products. With locations in Granby, Magog and Trois-Rivières, Solutions Sherby primarily serves the greater Montreal and Quebec City areas.

“On behalf of the Solutions Sherby team, we are thrilled to be joining the Imperial Dade platform,” Solutions Sherby owner Denis Forand said in a news release. “Their distinct value proposition and expansive relationships throughout the industry will help us better serve our customers and support our continued growth.”

“I am excited to work with Denis and his team to bring the best products and services to our customers and further expand our reach in Québec,” Stephane Lapointe, President of Imperial Dade Canada, said in the release.

Also based in Quebec, Servicorp Industrial Supplies was founded in 1986. The distributor of cleaning, paper and packaging supplies serves the Montreal area from its headquarters in Saint-Laurent.

“The legacy we have built here at Servicorp over the past 36 years will provide a great foundation for growth for Imperial Dade in Montreal,” Lorne Silcoff and Ken Webber, co-founders and Presidents of Servicorp, said in a news release. “We are excited about the future of Servicorp under the leadership of Imperial Dade.”

“Servicorp’s reputation in the industry and exceptional customer service make it a great addition to the Imperial Dade platform,” Jason Tillis said in the release.

Action Paper & Packaging has been a distributor of paper and packaging, material handling equipment, safety equipment and warehouse equipment for over 30 years. Based in Scarborough, Ontario, Action Paper & Packaging serves the Toronto area.

“Action’s values align well with Imperial Dade’s and we are excited to partner in this next chapter of growth,” Jason Tillis said in a news release.

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