Kamps increases its Florida footprint with the completion of a pair of strategic acquisitions.
GRAND RAPIDS, MI, Aug 30, 2022 – Kamps, Inc., one of the nation’s leading pallet companies, has announced the completion of two strategic acquisitions in the state of Florida. On August 15th, Kamps completed the acquisition of the Jacksonville, FL location from Pallet Express, Inc. (“Pallet Express”). On August 29th, the company also acquired All-State Pallets Company LLC (“All State Pallets”), an Orlando-based pallet company.
The two acquisitions add 65 new employees and 103 trailers across two locations. All local staff and leadership with remain on board to ensure continuity and a pleasant customer experience. The acquired locations specialize in pallet recycling, new pallet manufacturing, and total pallet management services. These services align with Kamps’ core competencies and strengthen the company’s ability to locally deliver comprehensive pallet services. The newly acquired locations will fall underneath Kamps’ South-East region, which now includes eight asset-based locations throughout North Carolina, Georgia, and Florida.
“We are excited to expand our physical footprint in Florida by adding two more capable locations to our Kamps network,” said Kamps, Inc. President, Mitchell Kamps. “Both locations have grown and become successful by providing great service and quality to a diversified customer base.” “We look forward to bringing more volume and capabilities to each location to promote additional growth opportunities for the teams. Both locations are strong cultural fits and stand behind similar values, which aligns our team nicely.”
“Kamps has been the leading example for providing customers with timely and innovative pallet solutions, and our team could not be more excited about the acquisition.” Said Matt Jr. Oliveira, Pallet Express Jacksonville General Manager. “Not only does Kamps treat their customers with irreplaceable service, but their ability to supply employees with an excellent workplace was a big reason for this acquisition as well,” he added.
“Kamps is a natural and obvious fit for us,” added Matt Sr. Oliveira, Pallet Express Jacksonville President. “Our company’s core focus on customer satisfaction, quality of products and timely service are matched; along with our appreciation for the employees who get it done every day.”
“We are looking forward to working with a company with the integrity and professionalism that Kamps possesses,” Said Kyle Zuchowski, All State Pallets Chief Executive Officer. “Kamps’ premier national pallet network continues to enhance our industry. We are excited for the opportunity to be a part of this network and extend those benefits to customers in our market.”
The addition of the two locations grows Kamps’ national presence to 51 asset-based locations, supported by over 6,000 trailers and 3,500 total employees. It also reinforces Kamps’ willingness to invest in strategic growth to meet evolving customer needs. Recent market conditions prove that Kamps’ combination of vast resources and local presence is key to successfully supporting supply chains and delivering superior customer experiences.
About Kamps, Inc.
Kamps, Inc. is a full-service national pallet company delivering innovative pallet services to customers since 1973. Kamps specializes in supplying high-quality wooden pallets, comprehensive pallet recycling services, and total pallet management services to diverse supply chains across the nation. Kamps boasts over 400 locations in its pallet network and over 50 asset-based locations.
To learn more about Kamps, visit https://www.kampspallets.com/
About Pallet Express, Inc.
Pallet Express, Inc. is a family-owned regional pallet company that specializes in pallet removal, pallet repair, and custom pallet design. For over 20 years, the organization has excelled in providing high-quality customer service through consistent quality, experienced and knowledgeable staff, and competitive pricing. The Pallet Express Team primarily serves agriculture, construction materials, manufacturing, warehousing, and distribution industries providing both standard and specialty pallet designs.
To learn more about Pallet Express, Inc., visit http://palletexpressinc.com/
About All State Pallets Company LLC
All-State Pallets is a family-owned, environmentally-conscious, pallet company. The organization has been serving customers in the Orlando, and greater Central Florida, market for over 26 years. All State Pallets offers a full array of pallet services, including pallet recycling, custom repair, and return programs, custom pallet design, and total pallet management solutions.
To learn more about All State Pallets, visit https://allstatepallets.com/