KitPackers was founded in the early 1970s in Minneapolis, MN and then purchased by Ellsworth Adhesives in 1984. To further the efficiencies of the two companies, KitPackers was moved to Germantown, WI - a Milwaukee suburb - in 1987.
In 1994, KitPackers combined operations with Resinlab, another unit of Ellsworth Adhesives and moved into a new facility on Morse Drive in the Germantown Industrial Park. The new Morse Drive facility was built adjacent to the Ellsworth Adhesives facility on Fulton Drive. The three companies, KitPackers, Resinlab and Ellsworth Adhesives complimented each other tremendously, as KitPackers provided custom chemical packaging, Resinlab formulated and blended resins to customer specifications, and Ellsworth Adhesives distributed these products together with a complete line of specialty chemicals from major manufacturers.
The result of this synergy was rapid growth that necessitated the need for more space for all three companies. In 2003, Ellsworth Adhesives moved to a new 85,000 sq. ft. World Headquarters and Distribution Center in a new Germantown business park. The move made the Fulton Drive facility available for KitPackers, and allowed KitPackers to quadruple its manufacturing space, purchase new state of the art packaging equipment, and improve overall efficiencies.
Most recently, on December 14, 2012, KitPackers and Resinlab moved into a new 107,000 square ft facility at N109 W13300 Ellsworth Drive Germantown, WI 53022, just five miles from the Fulton Drive location and very near the main Ellsworth Adhesives building. The new building greatly expands production, laboratory and office space for the business.
The majority of KitPackers packaging services are sold through the Ellsworth Adhesives worldwide network of Engineered Sales Representatives, ESRs. No matter where your plants are located, KitPackers can provide an expert at your door for sales and technical support as well as local inventory.
These affiliations, along with our passion for quality, have built the KitPackers’ reputation as the experts in the custom chemical packaging industry.