Vonco’s acquisition of Genesis Plastics Welding expands its plastic contract manufacturing capabilities and services for healthcare and consumer markets. (Photo: Business Wire)

The acquisition will bolster Vonco’s services to the healthcare and consumer markets, the company said

March 8, 2023

TREVOR, Wis.—Plastic products and packaging manufacturer Vonco Products LLC reported that it acquired Genesis Plastics Welding, a contract manufacturer specializing in radio frequency (RF) welding and heat sealing of thermoplastic components and products.

Vonco Products is an ISO 13485:2016 certified, FDA registered facility with Class II medical device capability. After starting as a manufacturer of custom equipment and packaging, Vonco said its customers’ requests have shifted to projects requiring design and manufacturing of customized plastic products, packaging, and components.

The acquisition, Vonco’s third in as many years, will enable Vonco to provide “exceptional support and value to clients who need specialty medical devices, fluid bags, flexible packaging, contract packaging, and sterilization management,” the company said in a release.

Genesis Plastics Welding is an Indiana-based, ISO 13485:2016 certified thermoplastics contract manufacturer that provides “world-class medical device innovation and collaboration through radio frequency (RF) welding and heat-sealing,” Vonco said.

“Vonco is on a mission to create more value by broadening the scope of our innovative services and product lines for our customers,” said Vonco CEO Keith Smith, in a statement.

In addition to bringing RF welding and heat-sealing manufacturing capabilities, the acquisition increases Vonco’s clean room manufacturing footprint and expands its product offerings to include bioprocessing, cell separation and culture, cryogenic storage, and blood bags, the company said.

“This acquisition will support our mission of ‘We care more’ by merging the talent of both organizations and supporting our ability to produce even more end-to-end solutions for our customers,” Smith added. “The addition will expand our plastic contract manufacturing capabilities within our current line of infection prevention, medical fluid bags, and specimen transport products. Genesis Plastics Welding clients can expect to receive even greater quality, support, service, and innovation as both teams integrate.”

Genesis has tailored its custom capabilities to create value and reduce risk by providing “breakthrough single-use fluid bags and other disposable healthcare products,” according to the release. The company’s expertise in RF welding, in combination with industry experience, is reported to have helped leading OEMs with concept design, process and product validation, materials selection and evaluation, prototyping, product and process improvement, sterilization, PVC replacement, and more.

“We pride ourselves on staying on top of the latest industry trends and technologies to support and understand our clients’ business needs,” said Genesis Plastics Welding CEO Tom Ryder, in the release. “We are assured to know that Vonco aligns with our passion to collaborate with current and future customers to manufacture life saving devices and provide solutions that enable innovation.”

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