O.Berk Celebrates 100 YearsO.Berk Celebrates 100 Years
April 27, 2010
UNION, N.J.O.Berk Company, a full-service supplier and distributor of glass and plastic containers, closures, sprayers and pumps, announce 2010 marks its 100th anniversary. O.Berk was established in Newark in 1910, by its namesake, Osias Berk. In 1925, the company was purchased by Isaac Goldstein, great grandfather of O.Berks current chairman and CEO, Marc M. Gaelen.
O.Berk has seen more than a few changes over the last century. Four generations later, the company has grown from three employees to 150 in four locations. At its inception, O.Berk sold only glass bottles and containers; today, O.Berk provides a full line of glass and plastic containers along with many different types of closures, sprays and pumps, as well as decorating services.
In reflecting back over the companys history, Norbert Gaelen, O.Berks former chairman and Isaac Goldsteins grandson, commented: O.Berk has evolved from a small, family-owned and -operated distributor of glass bottles to a multi-faceted company that is still family-owned and -operated. However, its overall scope of business has expanded to include plastic containers and closures along with dispensing advice and counsel about many aspects of the packaging business.
O.Berk serves companies that manufacture, distribute and market beauty and personal care, pharmaceutical and health care, food and beverage, and household and industrial products. The companys proprietary package selection system, OptiMatchSM, guides a customers package project through a comprehensive five-step process that ensures all goals are achieved and objectives are met both on schedule and on budget.
Additionally, AQL Decorating creates custom labeling and decorating solutions using technology, including an OMSO Axial machine that can apply multicolor graphics 360° around a products surface. BottleStore.com, another O.Berk division, offers a of glass and plastic containers with pump, cap and sprayer closures, sold by the carton in small quantities.
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