Canadian Manufacturing

Ontario’s EFS-plastics Inc. acquires Exi-Plast

The acquisition of Exi-Plast fits into EFS's mission to reduce plastic waste by replacing the use of virgin plastic with low-carbon recycled plastic.

October 5, 2021  by CM Staff

Extruder at EFS-plastics producing 100% post-consumer recycled plastic pellets. (CNW Group/EFS-plastics Inc.)

LISTOWEL – EFS-plastics Inc., a post-consumer plastic recycler, has acquired Exi-Plast Custom Moulding, a plastic manufacturer with a focus on custom blow molding services. Both companies will continue to operate under their organizational structures and will build on their existing base of suppliers and customers.

“Having worked closely with EFS as a supplier since 2016, it felt natural for Exi-Plast to join the EFS Group of Companies,” said Exi-Plast President, Jeffrey Lang, in a company press release. 

“With EFS’s backing, we are looking forward to increasing our production capacity and upgrading equipment over the next several months.”

The acquisition of Exi-Plast fits into EFS’s mission to reduce plastic waste by replacing the use of virgin plastic with low-carbon recycled plastic. By purchasing Exi-Plast, EFS can directly manufacture finished products with high levels of post-consumer recycled plastic for its customers. Given the commitments made by brands and the Canadian federal government to increase their use of post-consumer recycled plastic, this enhanced vertical integration will allow EFS to recycle higher volumes of plastic collected from Canadian households.

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“Our investment in Exi-Plast will increase our ability to serve customers looking to improve their environmental footprint,” said EFS-plastics President & CEO, Martin Vogt, in a company press release.

“As we closely watch action being taken by both the federal government and the private sector, we see the increasing demand for recycled content as a lasting trend.”