GATEWAY – NOW A PROAMPAC COMPANY
Gateway Packaging was founded in 1982, but our roots trace back to the earliest days of commercial packaging. The Percy Kent Bag Company was acquired by Gateway in 2000, bringing with it a heritage that dates to 1885 when Percy Kent began producing jute burlap bags as a replacement for the bulky wooden barrels that carried flour, sugar and livestock feed.
Gateway is growing strong! As of April 30, 2018, we are now a ProAmpac company, making us among the largest suppliers of flexible packaging for the North American pet food industry and a leader in flexible packaging, regardless of segment. We have a long history of success partnering with top food manufacturers. Our ability to deliver innovative results faster and smarter provides customers with a distinct competitive advantage. We continually look for ways to improve our packaging and solve challenges presented by products, distribution and consumer demands.
Gateway is committed to driving positive change throughout our organization. Our Continuous Improvement Team focuses on Lean Manufacturing initiatives that promote consistent quality, increase efficiency and eliminate waste. This approach requires a methodical system of problem solving to error-proof our processes. Our Continuous Improvement Team prides itself in being a “go to the gemba”—a Japanese reference to being a hands on, roll-up-your-sleeves organization that achieves results through critical thinking.
Our team of extraordinary people takes great pride in doing the right thing, the right way, delivering a superior packaging product that helps make our customers successful. In fact, we’re incredibly proud of the fact that many of our customers have been with us since our inception—a testament to our team and our approach.
Gateway is committed to anticipating your needs and working with you to meet and exceed the expectations of your customers. Our entire organization is dedicated to the goal of finding new ways to add value and to constantly improve the level of service that we provide. We like to say our advantage is in creating your advantage.
Our vision continues to drive us on to find new and innovative ways, not only to produce outstanding packaging products, but to earn the respect of customers, employees and peers.