Pipp Horticulture acquires the GGS Group of Companies
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Pipp Horticulture acquires the GGS Group of Companies

Officials say the combination of the two companies will expand Pipp’s position as a leading provider of indoor commercial grow racks, greenhouse structures and air circulation systems in North America.

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October 18, 2021

Pipp Horticulture (a division of Pipp Mobile Storage Systems, Inc.), a leading provider of space‐saving, multi‐level mobile cultivation systems, announced it has acquired the GGS Group of Companies (GGS). Based in Vineland, Ontario, GGS manufactures greenhouses and provides turnkey greenhouse growing solutions including traditional rolling benches, heating and ventilation systems, and curtain systems.

“We are thrilled to welcome the entire GGS team to the Pipp family of companies," said Craig Umans, Pipp president and CEO. "GGS has decades of experience manufacturing greenhouse structures and has become a leading supplier to the horticulture industry. The company has consistently impressed us with its ability to deliver value to its customers, and we look forward to our next phase of growth.”

“We are pleased to partner with PIPP as we build an even more expansive platform to serve our customers.” said Leigh Coulter, president and owner of GGS. “Our expertise in designing, manufacturing and installing commercial greenhouse structures, combined with Pipp's state-of-the-art vertical farming and space optimization solutions, will allow us to offer North American growers a complete and efficient solution.”

“We are delighted to see two such complementary companies come together today. This acquisition is another step in Pipp's strategy to become the leading supplier of turnkey solutions to all segments of horticulture globally," said Marc Paiement, senior partner at Novacap. "We look forward to continuing to work with them throughout this process, providing support and expertise to help them achieve their goal."

For the past several years, Pipp Horticulture’s mission has been to help cultivators across the globe save time and money by creating a more efficient grow facility and help streamline operations. Pipp has not only developed a product line that was purposefully designed to serve the cultivation market, but they have strategically acquired companies like GGS and Vertical Air Solutions, the leading provider of air circulation systems for indoor vertical farming, to be able to offer the industry a turnkey cultivation solution, continuously improving upon their services, and developing products that positively affect canopy output and facility operations.

Following this transaction, Coulter will remain president and CEO and operations will remain under the GGS banner.