Governor cites Cheer Pack as a manufacturing model

Enterprise News May 2013

WEST BRIDGEWATER —  Cheer Pack of North America is only three years old but has already made its mark on the state’s manufacturing industry, Gov. Deval Patrick said during a visit to the West Bridgewater company on Thursday.  “This company’s on fire,” Patrick said during a tour of the food packaging facility.  Cheer Pack North America was launched in 2008 to bring pouch packaging to North America, expanding on technology launched in Europe nearly 20 years ago.

Last May, Cheer Pack moved a manufacturing facility from Plymouth Industrial Park to a larger space at One United Drive in West Bridgewater.  The West Bridgewater site develops the laminated pouches, injection straws and caps and ships products worldwide. During its recent boom, Cheer Pack has done the packaging of pureed food products for Gerber, Beech Nut, Heinz, Motts, and Ella’s Kitchen, among others.  “I am excited about this company because this is advanced manufacturing growing right here in Massachusetts,” the governor said, “and we’re glad to have been part of it.”

West Bridgewater company plans to hire more workers at new building

Enterprise News September 2012

There was good news Tuesday for folks looking for work in a struggling economy: Cheer Pack North America plans to expand and add more jobs over the 75 employees added when it moved recently into town.  Steve Gosling, president of Cheer Pack, said the company plans to add 25 to 30 more jobs in the next four months. The company currently has 110 employees.  “All aspects of the business are growing so we’ll be adding to the sales group and all general support, purchasing, procurement,” Gosling said.

The company celebrated with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and celebration at noon today at the plant at One United Drive.  The company started operations in its new 187,000-square-foot space on United Drive in August. It hired 75 people to work as engineers, machine operators and laborers in shipping and receiving, among other job duties, Gosling said.

Cheer Pack announced in February it would move its manufacturing from Plymouth Industrial Park to a larger space on United Drive in West Bridgewater.  The company used its former site to attach straws to food pouches produced overseas.  It plans to manufacture those pouches in the new site.

In March, the town voted at a special town meeting to grant a tax increment financing agreement to the company.  The town expects to receive $600,000 in new tax revenues over the next 15 years even with the tax agreement.

CDF Corp., a Plymouth manufacturer, launched the company in 2010 as a joint venture with two partners – Gualapack, an Italian company, and Hosokawa Yoko, the Japanese firm that invented the flexible packaging.

“We’re off to a really good start,” Gosling said.

CDF Corporation: Pouches, bag-in-boxes, pails, liners

Packaging World September 2010

CDF’s Cheer Pack is a flexible spouted single-serve retail pouch serving the food and beverage and cosmetic industries. The Cheertainer is an innovative form-fit bag-in-box for small and large volume needs. Ranging in size from 5 to 20 liters, the Cheertainer is UN certified and manufactured with CDF1 Smart Seal Technology™. The Smart Pail is a semi-rigid, flexible vacuum-formed plastic liner with the option of a hermetically sealed lid and/or snap-on plastic cover, corrugated box and corrugated lid. The Smart Pail was developed for viscous and dry products.

Exec: New firm Cheer Pack primed to grow

Plastic News July 2010

Plastic drum and pail manufacturer CDF Corp. of Plymouth, Mass., recently entered into a partnership with packaging suppliers Guala Closures SpA of Alessandria, Italy, and Hosokawa Yoko Co. Ltd. of Tokyo, to create Cheer Pack North America LLC.

The new firm, based in Plymouth, will develop and support spouted packaging technology for North American markets in multilayer laminate gusseted films.

In addition to its 100,000-square-foot heat-sealing, blow molding and thermoforming facility in Plymouth, CDF has invested in a second, 109,000-square-foot facility for Cheer Pack production.


Pouch format is ‘baby food 2.0

Two of the key brands in this innovative company’s portfolio come in this pouch format. The Cheer Pack pouches and the equipment for filling and capping them come from Cheer Pack North America, a strategic partnership established in 2008 and consisting of Japan’s Hosokawa Yoko, Italy’s Gualapack, and the USA’s CDF Corp.

The pouches being marketed by The Nest Collective are made at a Hosokawa Yoko plant in China. The machinery filling and capping these pouches comes from Gualapack in Italy.

Dole Squish’ems -designed with on-the-go children

Designed with on-the-go children in mind, Dole Squish’ems! are packed in standup pouches with resealable, safety caps. The pouches are designed for easy one-handed product delivery, which can encourage independent eating by young children.

In June 2008, Dole Packaged Foods Canada launched Squish’ems! The fruit puree is packed in Cheer Pack spouted pouches from CDF Corp. The spout is wide enough to allow the puree to dispense freely, but it is narrow enough to prevent the puree from spilling easily from the package. The pouches also have a resealable cap.

Good Stuff to snack on, and it travels well

Article: August 2, 2009

If your tot is not quite ready for table food, the juggling of jars or frozen cubes can be a hassle when you travel.  Plum Organics Tots Mishmash is a fruit puree snack full of good stuff – organic ingredients, banana, peach, strawberry, no preservatives, no additives – that comes in resealable pouches….

Plum Tots Pouches