Novvia Group, a rigid container and life sciences packaging distributor backed by Kelso & Co., has bought Innovative Container, a California-based distributor of plastic, metal, glass and corrugated containers.

Since 2009, Innovative has supplied the southern California market with a range of rigid packaging services, including pails, drums, bottles, jugs, jars and cans. The company offers products and services to customers in end markets such as paints and coatings, chemicals, inks, food and emergency preparedness.

“Innovative, like Rios and Auberst, represents a valuable component of our strategy to grow and strengthen our west coast business under our regional platform investment, Rhino Container,” says Ken Roessler, Novvia executive chairman.