Salinas, Calif.-based Robert Mann Packaging bought the Castroville, Calif.-based supplier of corrugated packaging and allied items to the California central coast area.

In a news release, Mann Packaging noted Cypress Packaging as being recognized for providing high-quality packaging and supplies to the region.

Mann Packaging acquired Cypress’ current inventory at its Castroville warehouse and plans to start manufacturing corrugated containers for existing Cypress customers.

The purchase should provide Cypress’ customers faster turnaround, Mann Packaging officials said in the release.

“The customer base that Cypress serves along the California Central Coast fits our Salinas box plant and current shipping lanes perfectly,” Steve Carroll, Mann Packaging’s president, said in the release.

“RMP has retained the Cypress sales staff to continue serving the former Cypress customers and provide a seamless transition. To sell floral nursery packaging you have to work closely with the grower-shippers and have knowledge of how their products need to ship and perform. The Cypress sales staff have that kind of relationship and respect from their customers.”

Started in 1971, Mann Packaging manufactures corrugated carton and cardboard boxes for the produce, floral and seafood industries with a focus on strawberry packaging.

Mann Packaging also provides allied supplies.