Our co-founders, Doug Irwin and Tom Allen, are fourth generation toy makers. In 2014, Doug began his path toward product innovation with new rapid prototyping technologies building toys, packaged in thoughtfully designed boxes, for Warner Bros. and Electronic Arts (EA).
A year or so later, Tom joined Doug just as the company’s first major video game collectors’ edition creation for ‘Tomb Raider’ was released, transforming the way collectible toys were presented.
In 2016, the duo’s experience in design and product innovation took another massive leap forward when they secured a contract to build a water usage sensor for a well-known non profit based out of New York City, whose mandate is to provide clean and safe drinking water to people in developing countries.
Designed for use in mountainous terrains, the team designed a cellular-connected water flow meter featuring a small in-line turbine near the faucet to relay water flow. The design rolled out at 1,500 wells in Nepal. This project was instrumental in spearheading the company’s R&D in automation machinery.
After three years of building a reputation as innovative product makers, the company secured their first cannabis industry client - an up-and-coming brand that focussed on supporting sustainable, sun-grown, small-batch farmers.
The team’s expertise, speed, and execution resulted in this cannabis company’s swift and seamless shift to elevated and compliant packaging for pre-rolls, and whole flower.
In 2018, KacePack™ was officially established, offering an end-to-end full-service supply chain solution from product concept and design to engineering, custom manufacturing, and delivery.
KacePack™ sold its first one million flower jars, created its first sustainable flower jar made from 100% fully recyclable and biodegradable materials, and 100% fully recyclable pre-roll tin.
Today, KacePack™ products are sold to businesses in 4 countries across 3 continents. KacePack™ has shipped over 50 million+ pieces of packaging globally and has a global team, with a range of Asia Pacific partner factories that are U.S., Canada and EU approved.
The full line of KacePack™ products includes packaging solutions designed for recreational and medical cannabis from flower, pre-rolls, edibles, concentrates, vaporizers, topicals and beverages and KaceFresh™, a line of automated machinery equipment for packing and labeling.