Pictured at the signing, Zeus founder and owner Brian O’Sullivan and Vicki O'Toole Managing Director, JJ O'Toole

Irish-owned global packaging company Zeus has boosted its product offering after acquiring Ireland’s oldest packaging company JJ O’Toole.

It is the latest in a recent series of acquisitions into the retail, ecommerce, industrial and food and beverage sectors made by the business.

Founded in 1914, JJ O’Toole employs 25 people with customers including Dunnes Stores, Brown Thomas and Newbridge Silverware.

Zeus founder and owner Brian O’Sullivan said: “As Ireland’s longest established packaging company, JJ O’Toole has an impressive reputation in the Irish retail and ecommerce

markets. “As two strong Irish companies joining together, we are now in a stronger position than ever, allowing us to continue to deliver innovative and sustainable solutions for our combined customer base. “Zeus also remains on track to be the largest sole shareholder packaging company in the world by 2023.”

JJ O’Toole owner and Managing Director Vicki O’Toole said: “JJ O’Toole has an incredible history of survival and success with a kaleidoscope of wonderful stories. “The company has been the centre of packaging excellence in Ireland for over a century with an outstanding reputation, endorsed by an exceptional loyal clientele, many who have remained with the company for over 40 years.”

So far in 2022 Zeus has acquired UK companies Swanline Group and BoxMart and Canadian agricultural supply business Agri-Flex.

The company also acquired Aldar Tissue in 2019.