Where We’ve Been
Simpak’s inception was in May 2004. Michael Lyons, founder and inventor of the SimPads, developed and patented the product prior to the startup of Simpak International. From 1988 to 2002, Mr. Lyons was the President and Owner of Creative Packaging in Louisville, KY where he developed the SimPads. Once Mr. Lyons was awarded the US Patent for SimPads, he reached out to other investors and formed Simpak International. In the early years of Simpak, developing automated machinery to mass produce the product proved difficult. By 2007, reliable machinery landed on Simpak’s floor and the company was ready for dynamic growth. Between 2007 and 2010, Simpak grew over 1,100%, winning the 2011 Inc. 500 Award as the number 273rd fastest growing privately held company in the USA. Other awards along the way included the 2009 Kentucky Manufacturer of the Year Award, 2006 Pack Expo Innovative Product of the Year Award, and the 2011 Louisville, KY Inc.credible Award. In addition, Mr. Lyons was a finalist for the 2010 Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award.
Where We Are
Simpak is currently manufacturing in Louisville, KY in a 43,000 square feet facility. The company’s current customer base includes vertical markets such as electronics, pumps, motors, fragile items, sanitary porcelain, thermal packaging, etc. Simpak continues to increase its growing customer base by adding new markets that are a good fit for the SimPads as well as adding new products such as Pocket Packaging that will be a great fit for additional markets. We have Simpads available in both a recycled EPS content as well as a biodegradable option.
Where We’re Going
Simpak’s future plans include locating satellite manufacturing facilities across the US. This will allow the SimPads to be more accessible for other geographic markets. We are looking for partnerships that can help us market our products in those different geographic regions.
For SimPads and Pocket Packaging to become recognized brands in protective packaging, by winning passionate, loyal customers. Simpak will tackle tough challenges in its fully automated production facilities, enabling it to win green awards while providing employees a safe enjoyable environment in which to achieve its success.