Purchasing Power

Our group purchasing program allows ICG member companies to purchase raw materials, supplies and equipment at prices competitive with those generally only available to the folding carton subsidiaries of large, integrated paper mills. We currently have contracts with over 40 reputable vendors, and we are proud of the great working relationships we have with them.


When Members Save, Their Customers Save.

When people think of independent folding carton suppliers, they usually think about responsive, flexible organizations and personal service. But what about price? Can independents compete?

ICG members can. Our group purchasing program gives members access to competitive prices on the equipment, paperboard and consumables they use every day. By negotiating contracts with leading vendors as a group, rather than as individual companies, we are able to capture volume discounts and receive better terms. As a result, members are able to keep their costs down and offer customers pricing that is competitive with any folding carton manufacturer.

Begun in 1999 to assist with raw material purchases, the ICG purchasing program now includes not only virgin and recycled paperboard, but also plates, inks, coatings, blankets, rollers, presses, and much more. It also gives our members access to long-term raw material contracts that reduce the risk of operational interruption in the event of a paper shortage in the industry. This program has saved members and their customers many thousands of dollars since its inception.

When you choose to work with an ICG member company for all your packaging needs, you won’t be sacrificing responsiveness, flexibility and service for price. You really can have it all.