Over 29 years ago, American Packaging Capital, Inc. was founded to focus exclusively on the packaging equipment industry. In a sector dominated by generalist lenders who work with many different markets, we made a commitment to focus solely on packaging equipment financing.
In a field of good lenders, what sets American Packaging Capital, Inc. apart is specialization. Generalist lenders know a little bit about a lot of industries, but they don’t have extensive nowledge of any one industry. But every industry has unique standard practices and challenges. If you don’t have in-depth knowledge about financing packaging equipment, how can you provide the best service for a packaging equipment acquisition?
The depth of understanding a lender has about packaging equipment and the packaging equipment industry directly impacts credit decisions, pricing, long-term asset valuations, and the lender’s willingness to work with industry-specific practices. That is why we chose to focus exclusively on packaging equipment.
Our success is built on something else that sets us apart: service. Without exceptional service, knowledge and experience mean nothing.
Our definition of service goes beyond a friendly voice on the other end of the line. Exceptional service to us means being responsive and following through. It means utilizing our expertise as specialists to give the best experience by facilitating the financing process and the logistics of the equipment acquisition.
For companies seeking financing, this means we understand the key motivators behind packaging equipment acquisitions (labor/ material savings, reduced machine downtime, throughput increase, etc.) and the related challenges.
For equipment suppliers, this means we understand they need to work with a lender who is familiar with the value of packaging equipment, is willing to work with equipment payment terms and lead times, and comprehends the challenges of meeting their customers’ equipment needs.
Our expertise and in-depth understanding of packaging automation led to our developing a never-before-seen innovation in the packaging equipment industry: an ROI analysis tool. Our tool is unique in that it monetizes key drivers towards automation such as labor savings, material savings, labor efficiency, time savings, reduced maintenance costs and machine downtime, increased production, throughput increase, and more. Regardless of whether an equipment purchaser writes a check or needs financing, this tool will help them to understand the benefits of a packaging equipment acquisition and how it impacts their bottom line.
Our packaging automation ROI analysis tool is free and easily accessible online. It takes less than 2 minutes to use. Our unique experience as specialists in the packaging equipment industry for almost 30 years enabled us to recognize the lack of an essential tool that would benefit both equipment purchasers and equipment suppliers. We developed the tool to fill a need and to be effectively used, whether our services enter the equation or not.
Another cornerstone of service is dependability. You want to know that the lender you are working with is not just going to be there for you now, but also in the future.
Over a quarter of a century from where we started, we are still the only lender in the USA exclusively specializing in the packaging equipment industry.
Our philosophy of exceptional, relationship-based service and consistency, as well as our drive towards innovation to benefit the packaging equipment industry, have contributed to our continuous growth and longevity. That and the trust and reputation we have built in the packaging equipment industry have been the foundation of our success.
Life is about balance. For us that means not only service to our customers and equipment suppliers, but also to our community, both local and worldwide.
That is why our team members are passionate about giving back. Currently, our primary organization of choice is the Pan-Massachusetts Challenge/Jimmy Fund, which supports cancer research and treatment. Cancer touches every family in some way or another. Our team has first-hand knowledge of its impact on us individually and as a company. Every little bit of support helps, and we are determined to make a difference by volunteering our time and financial support
The Pan-Massachusetts Challenge/Jimmy Fund
The Pan-Massachusetts Challenge (PMC) is an annual bike-a-thon that crosses the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The PMC donates to the Jimmy Fund, which supports cancer research and
treatment at Boston’s world-renowned Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Our CEO, Greg Williams (Rider # 29117-8), participates each year in raising money for this worthy cause.
The PMC is the nation’s original fundraising bike-a-thon and raises more money than any other athletic fundraising event in the country. Over 6,700 cyclists from 43 states and 12 countries travel between 25 and 192 miles over one to two days through 46 scenic Massachusetts towns. With corporate sponsors covering the costs of all logistics, 100 cents of every rider-raised dollar goes toward lifesaving cancer research and treatment at Dana Farber Cancer Institute through its Jimmy Fund. The PMC has contributed $717 million since its 1980 inception.
Our team of riders have raised millions of dollars to help fund cancer research. We will continue to participate in this event so that one day we will all be cancer-free.
If you would like to contribute to this worthwhile cause or would like more information about the PMC, please call 800-WE-CYCLE or visit www.pmc.org.
Thank you for your support!
We have funded over $1,000,000 in packaging equipment with American Packaging Capital. The Ampac folks are extremely knowledgeable and very easy to work with. They will continue to be part of our financial strategy.
Our new packaging line required 6 different manufacturers - all with varying deposit requirements and delivery dates. American Packaging Capital approved the transaction - and successfully managed a very complicated transaction.
Time is so critical in today’s business environment. I can make one phone call to the Ampac team and things are handled. They know the packaging industry better than anyone.
Service and responsiveness is critical to me. I would recommend American Packaging Capital to anyone where turnaround time is important. Their pricing is competitive and most importantly, they always do what they say.
We are rate sensitive when it comes to equipment financing. American Packaging Capital has earned our business through competitive rates and performance.
American Packaging Capital is the first call I make whenever we consider equipment financing. They are easy to work with and always competitive. In fact, our company was pre-approved for $30,000 without us ever asking for the additional amount. Don’t hesitate to use me as a reference.