Pod Pack International, a portfolio company of LongueVue Capital (LVC) and a leading manufacturer of innovative single-serve coffee and tea solutions, announced its combination with Joe's Garage Coffee.
With this complementary merger, the combined Pod Pack and Joe's Garage platform expands its product and service capability suite, market presence, manufacturing capacity and geographic footprint to serve its growing customer base in retail, e-commerce, convenience and QSR, foodservice, hospitality, office and contract managed services.
Based in Seattle, Washington, Joe's Garage is a premier provider of flexible coffee sourcing, roasting, R&D and packaging services for growing brands in the specialty coffee industry. Joe's Garage offers a full suite of services including turnkey roast-to-order, co-manufacturing, toll-roasting, mixing, blending and new product development. The company's state-of-the-art facility manufactures premium quality products across a variety of formats including cups, pods, capsules, portion packs, filter packs and bag solutions.
"We are thrilled to announce this transformational combination of Pod Pack and Joe's Garage," Marion Gray, CEO of Pod Pack, said in the announcement. "Pod Pack has long admired Joe's Garage as a clear leader in private label and co-packaging for the specialty coffee space. Combined with Pod Pack's 25+ year track record of innovation, service, and manufacturing excellence, this partnership further enhances our value proposition and capabilities for our valued customer base. We look forward to embarking upon this exciting next chapter of growth."
Greg Gould, founder of Joe's Garage, added in the announcement, "Joe's Garage operates with an unwavering commitment to outstanding customer service and superior product quality. These resolute principles are wholly embraced by Pod Pack, and we are thrilled to join together to offer our customers an expanded range of product and service offerings with unique capabilities and increased capacities in order to accelerate their continued success."
Chris Melonas, president of Joe's Garage, added in the announcement: "Our partnership with Pod Pack is based on a cultural fit that provides continuity to not only our highly valued customer base but also to our deeply appreciated team members, who are the cornerstone of our success. We are very impressed with the entire Pod Pack organization, and this merger enhances our collective scale and capabilities in order to continue exceeding the expanding needs of our customer base without compromise to service commitment or quality."
Jones Walker LLP and Karr Tuttle Campbell served as legal counsel for Pod Pack and Joe's Garage, respectively.