AWT Labels & Packaging acquires Ontario-based Label Innovation, a custom converter, label manufacturer that serves medical device, technology, security markets; AWT provides custom labels, packaging for health care, food, beverage, personal care markets

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MINNEAPOLIS , October 31, 2022 (press release) –

AWT Labels & Packaging (AWT), a leading provider of custom labels and packaging for healthcare, food, beverage, personal care, and specialty end markets, today announced the acquisition of Label Innovation.

Headquartered in Ottawa, Ontario, Label Innovation is a custom converter and label manufacturer of precision technical solutions. The company serves leading global customers in the medical device, technology, and security markets.  Label Innovation offers a range of flexible material converting, unique process design, and customized supply chain management services.

“We are very excited to partner with Label Innovation as we continue to add highly complementary capabilities and talent to the AWT platform”, said Bruce Hanson, CEO of AWT. “Kelly Youngdale and the Label Innovation team have created a unique client experience through sophisticated and highly engineered products that solve complex needs in the healthcare industry and other similar end markets that we support today. We believe there is significant value for our collective customer base as we work to unlock the engineering depth and capabilities across AWT”.

This is AWT’s first acquisition in Canada and it further expands the company’s reach from coast to coast, with the Label Innovation site adding their sixth site for the growing Labels and Packaging platform.

“I’m very pleased with the added capabilities, increased footprint and strategic alignment that AWT brings to the table. We see tremendous growth opportunities as part of the AWT team”, said Kelly Youngdale, President of Label Innovation.

About AWT

Founded in 1991, AWT is a custom converter of labels and flexible packaging focused on servicing the complex needs of Healthcare, Personal Care, Food, Beverage, and specialty end markets. The company brings together advanced printing and converting capabilities, broad technical experience, and deep end market expertise.  Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, AWT operates six facilities across North America.

About Label Innovation

Label Innovation is a custom converter and label manufacturer utilizing roll-to-roll rotary and laser die-cutting technology to produce products and components for the medical, technology, and security markets. For over three decades, Label Innovation has built a strong reputation delivering innovative solutions, stringent quality, and customer partnership.

More information about Label Innovation can be found at

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