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Packaging - 2006
St Ives is to sell the corporate finance printing activities of St Ives Financial to Bowne & Co of the US for about £4m.
Rosewood Packaging has acquired Alexander Box Company, the Cumbernauld-based supplier of printed corrugated packaging with 39 staff, for undisclosed terms.
Ex Pac, the West Yorkshire-based glass printing firm with 90 staff, has undergone a management buy-out under the name of KSA.
CCA, the Preston-based greetings card maker with 180 staff, has been acquired by The Taylor Corporation of the US.
Keenpac, the Leicester-based retail packaging company with 700 staff around the world, has been acquired by Bunzl for an estimated £60m.
Antalis, the paper products company, is to relocate its finance department and an undisclosed number of jobs from Basingstoke to its site in Leicestershire by September 2007.
Tecnolink, the Milton Keynes-based reprographics company with 35 staff, is to be acquired by LTG Technologies for £1.4m, and LTG plans to change its name to Imagelinx.
Europackaging, the Birmingham-based supplier of bags and disposable products, is expected to be acquired by MidOcean Partners for about £180m.
Potts Printers is planning to create 70 jobs at its Northumberland-based carton packaging business over the next two years, following a £4m investment programme.
Moorgate Paper has acquired Fredk Johnson Paper Group, the Enfield-based paper merchant with nine staff.
Corporate Document Services of Leeds has won a print management contract from the Ministry of Defence worth up to £12m a year, which is expected to lead to the expansion of a number of sites.
Spectrum Printing Services, the Leicester-based printing company with 22 staff, has undergone a management buy-out.
Simpson Group of Tyne & Wear has won a £4m contract to supply point-of-purchase display material for Thomson travel agencies, which will create ten jobs in 2007.
Williams Lea is to acquire The Stationery Office, the Norwich-based printing and publishing company, from Apax Partners for undisclosed terms.
C3 Imaging, the digital printing company with ten branches, has been acquired by O'Flaherty Holdings.
St Ives has acquired Service Graphics, the supplier of point-of-sale material with 400 staff in London, Bristol, Edenbridge, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Hayes, Nottingham, Salisbury, Skelmersdale and Wales, for £18m.
The Box Room, the Tamworth-based printing company, is to be acquired by SGS International of the US.
Rexam has confirmed the sale of part of its food plastic packaging operations in Gloucestershire, Sweden and Denmark to an undisclosed buyer for £25m.
The Wren Press has acquired Papyrus, the London-based stationery printer with outlets in Chelsea and Bath.
BBA Group is planning to spin off its Fiberweb non-woven materials business with a flotation on the London Stock Exchange in November.
Groupe Guillin of France has acquired Premier Packaging, the Canterbury-based supplier of thermoformed trays, for undisclosed terms.
Littlewoods Shop Direct is to shed 86 jobs at the former Kays business in Worcester in February, in order to relocate its print and mail services to the CDMS site in Whiston on Merseyside.
Pinders has secured planning permission to expand its digital printing business in Sheffield.
Bezier has acquired Pointer, the Leicester-based supplier of point-of-sale material with annual turnover of £15m, for undisclosed terms.
Pakfin is to create up to 100 new jobs in Colchester, having won a number of new print finishing contracts.
Jarrold Publishing has sold its calendar printing business to Ajanta Offset of India, with the transfer of ten of the 14 Norfolk-based staff.
Riverdale Paper has expanded its paper recycling business with the acquisition of the former Severnside processing operation at Thornley in Durham for undisclosed terms.
Bunzl has acquired Cole Harford, the US supplier of disposable products, for undisclosed terms.
Sharp Interpack has confirmed the acquisition of Rexam Plastic Packaging, the Bristol-based food plastic packaging business with 150 staff, from Rexam.
Macfarlane Group is to acquire Bloomfield Supplies, the Gloucester-based packaging distributor with 22 staff, for up to £2m.
Domino Printing Sciences is to acquire Mectec Electronik, the Swedish print and labelling equipment company with net assets of £1m.
Samuel Grant Group has sold CL Plastics, its Bradford-based polythene extrusion and converting business, to Povoas Packaging in a multi-million pound deal.
Green Light Products is setting up a new 14,000 sq ft biodegradable packaging factory at the Capital Business Park in Cardiff, where it will employ 30 staff.
Duco International, the printing blanket manufacturer with 130 staff in Slough and Swindon, is to be acquired by Day International of the US.
Jourdan has acquired Clinipak of Buckinghamshire for £2.2m, in order to expand its Westfield Medical sterilisation packaging material business.
Abbot (Kings Langley), the Hertfordshire-based stationery supplier with 20 staff, has undergone a management buy-out for undisclosed terms.
Delling Group is to acquire Printcenter i Linkoping, the Swedish printing company, for £0.4m.
Reed Printers, the Penrith-based commercial printer with 30 staff, has undergone a management buy-out.
Bunzl has acquired Morgan Scott, the Canadian food service distributor, and United American Sales, the US safety equipment supplier.
Menzies Corporate Restructuring has sold the Pims printing plant in Somerset out of administration, and the business will be combined with London-based Garden House Press.
Character Print & Design, the Essex-based printing company with 24 staff, has undergone a management buy-out for undisclosed terms.
Rexam is to acquire Truepack, the Indian pharmaceutical packaging company, for £5m.
The Department of the Environment in Northern Ireland has published the results of a feasibility study that recommends the development of a tissue mill to boost the recycled paper market across Northern Ireland and the Republic.
Fine Colour Packaging of Nottingham has been bought out of administration by a management team operating under the name of Simply Cartons, securing the future of more than 100 jobs.
MetalFX, the Guiseley-based developer of metallic colours for printers, is to be acquired by Ciba Speciality Chemicals of Switzerland for undisclosed terms.
Security Printing & Systems, the Manchester-based security and passport printer, is to be acquired by 3M of the US.
Wayzgoose Print has acquired Clearpoint Colour Print of Nottingham for undisclosed terms, with the transfer of 55 staff.
Polimoon is to acquire Plastohm, the French industrial moulding and packaging group with a site in Washington, Tyne & Wear, for about £27m.
Graphoprint, the Flintshire-based printing company, has undergone a management buy-in for undisclosed terms.
Deloitte & Touche has sold the Fine Colour Whitham packaging business out of administration to Southern Enterprise Group, securing the future of 83 jobs.
Audus Noble has sold its PVC jars and cap moulds operation out of administration to Northumbria Blow Mouldings.
Bobst has sold Apollo, its Bedfordshire-based packaging machinery business with 15 staff, to a new company called Apollo Sheeters.
Complete Product Company has acquired APB Colour Printing of Bristol for undisclosed terms.
Valpak has acquired the Waste Management Group's waste plastics sorting site in Preston, in order to expand its Valient Recycling operation.
Smith Anderson has sold its Securecycle waste paper collection subsidiary out of administration to management for undisclosed terms, securing the future of 23 jobs in Fife.
A&M Plastic Solutions, the Fareham-based vacuum forming company with 22 staff, has been bought out of administration by a management team, and will now be renamed Mimtec.
Marland is looking to expand the 80-strong workforce at its packaging factory in Lincolnshire, having won a number of new contracts.
Tesco is to invest £9m in the installation of 100 recycling centres for its supermarkets by the end of 2007.
Creative Print & Design is to relocate its book manufacturing business to a 55,000 sq ft building in Blaina next year, with the creation of up to 70 jobs, and has just been acquired by Norhaven of Denmark.
Cambrian Printers is investing £5m in the expansion of its Aberystwyth-based printing and publishing business, which will take the workforce to 100 by 2008.
Benson Box has acquired Print Design & Graphics, the Tyneside-based packaging company with 158 staff, for undisclosed terms.
Charterhouse has acquired Intelligent Print Solutions, the Kent-based print management company, for undisclosed terms.
Symbiosis Group, the London-based print services company, has been bought out of administration by a new company called Arcnor Media, saving 23 of the 35 jobs.
Domino Printing Sciences has acquired Enterprise Information System, the US-based developer of RFID track and trace solutions.
Moorgate Paper is to relocate staff from three branches in Luton, Chelmsford and Stratford to a new £3m site in Enfield, north London, over the next three months.
Vale-Tech has acquired Inovex Systems, the Corby-based supplier of ink dispensers with annual turnover of £0.7m.
Kingsley Cards, the Skipton-based greetings cards supplier with 209 staff, has been bought out of administration by a management team, and will now trade as Riverdale Publishing.
Robinson has acquired VR Plastics, the Nottinghamshire-based plastic injection moulding company with 85 staff, for £2.8m.
Merlin Packaging has acquired four businesses from Mondi Packaging, including sites in Great Yarmouth, Stoke, Glasgow and Gateshead, creating a combined corrugated sheet board group with annual turnover of £20m.
Wyndeham Press has acquired JGA Design Strategies, the Essex-based packaging design consultancy with 12 staff, for undisclosed terms.
Paragon Group has acquired Aiza, the Lutterworth-based print management company with 42 staff, for undisclosed terms.
Smurfit Print, the Denbighshire-based envelope manufacturer with 135 staff, has undergone a management buy-out from Smurfit, and will be renamed Dobson & Crowther.
Bunzl has acquired Allcare Disposable Products, the Australian supplier of disposable products to food processors with annual revenue of £10m.
M&H Plastics has acquired HPL Jars & Containers, the Liverpool-based manufacturer of injection-moulded jars with 70 staff.
Image Data Group is to set up a 67,000 sq ft digital printing facility at the Ozone business park in East Riding, with the creation of at least 50 jobs.
Fulmar, the book and commercial printing company, is to be acquired by CPI for about £33m.
TripleArc has sold part of Stream GWC, its Swindon-based direct mail business, to Formpro Mail Marketing of Bristol for a nominal sum.
British Polythene Industries is to create up to ten jobs following a £2m investment in the expansion of capacity at its plastics recycling plant in Dumfries.
Scorpio Print Finishing of Pudsey has been split into two businesses, forming new companies called Alpha Media and Scorpio Print Finishers and securing the future of 230 jobs.
Adare Group, the printing company with 1,200 staff at 17 sites, has undergone a £120m management buy-out backed by Bank of Scotland Corporate, and its headquarters will relocate from Dublin to Leeds.
Boxmore Plastics has sold its Lurgan-based operation in Northern Ireland to a management buy-out for undisclosed terms, and the new business will be renamed Beverage Plastics and relocated to the Silverwood Business Park in Craigavon.
APP Group has acquired Stowes the Printers of Stoke-on-Trent for undisclosed terms, creating a combined printing and publishing business with 29 staff.
BSW Timber is to acquire the Arjo Wiggins paper mill at Fort William, and will invest £25m developing a new sawmill at the 67-acre site with the creation of 45 jobs.
IMEX has acquired DWJ Colourprint, the commercial printing company with sites in Port Talbot and Baglan, for undisclosed terms, and will consolidate the business at its site in Swansea this summer.
Wyndeham Press, the printing company, is set to be acquired by Dagsbrun of Iceland for £81m.
Charisma Colourprint has bought Cherry Print, the Leeds-based printing company with 31 staff, out of administration.
RR Donnelley has acquired OfficeTiger, the US print management company with a sales office in London, for £142m.
Cardinal Packaging has secured a further £1.6m from the Royal Bank of Scotland to fund the expansion of its Ebbw Vale-based plastic bags factory, with the creation of 30 jobs.
Nevisprint of Fort William and Highland Printers of Inverness have been acquired by NBH Holdings, creating one of Scotland's largest printing groups with 100 staff.
Glatfelter of the US has bought the JR Crompton paper mill in Lydney, Gloucestershire, out of administration for £37m, securing the future of up to 240 jobs.
Letts Filofax, the Midlothian-based diary maker with 510 staff, has been acquired by Phoenix Equity Partners for £45m.
Antalis is to sell its two envelope manufacturing plants in Aberdeen and Dagenham to Mayer-Kuvert of Germany for undisclosed terms.
Richard Harsher, the Romsey-based bookbinding and printing company, has been acquired by private equity firm Media & Print Investments.
Wyndeham Press has acquired Icon Reproduction, the London-based pre-press company, for an initial £2m.
Avad Group has acquired a 60% stake in Lynx DPM, the Oxfordshire-based printing company with 45 staff.
Hannibal, the Leicester-based labels company with 58 staff, has been sold by the administrator of TP8 to MSO Group.
Rexam is planning to acquire Airspray, the Dutch manufacturer of foam pumps with 140 staff and annual sales of £31m.
Cats Solutions is to open a copy shop in the City of London in April, with the creation of 16 jobs, and is also considering further sites in Leeds, Manchester or Newcastle.
Storey Evans, the Bradford-based pharmaceutical packaging company with 183 staff, has been acquired by MSO Group of Belfast for undisclosed terms.
Williams Lea, the London-based print management company with more than 6,500 staff at 400 locations, has agreed to sell a majority stake to Deutsche Post World Net of Germany for £252m.
Borcombe SP, the Hampshire-based commercial printing company, has been acquired by private equity firm Media & Print Investments.
Celloglas Manchester has acquired the assets of Specialised Cutting & Creasing, the Stockport-based company that recently ceased trading.
Magnadata has acquired Norprint Labelling Systems, the Boston-based labels company with 250 staff.
New Jarrold Printing has secured outline permission to set up a new 25,000 sq ft printing plant near Beccles, having put on hold plans for a £40m plant at an alternative site in Wymondham.
Bunzl has acquired The Midshires Group, the vending machine operator with sites in Shrewsbury, Wolverhampton, Loughborough and Northampton, as well as Master Craft Packaging Corporation of the US.
Smith Anderson has sold Eagle Envelopes, the manufacturer of envelopes at sites in Bathgate and Walsall, to Mayer-Kuvert of Germany for undisclosed terms.
Rexam is to acquire Ecanco, the Egyptian beverage can manufacturer, for £61m.
Horner Brothers Print Group, the Rotherham-based stationery printer with 170 staff, has undergone a management buy-out for undisclosed terms.
Rexam is to acquire FangXin's beauty packaging business in China for £42m.
Autobond has acquired the assets of Lamtex, the Sheffield-based laminating kit manufacturer, out of administration for undisclosed terms.
Goulds, the Heywood-based tissue manufacturer, has been bought out of administration by a management team, securing the future of at least 120 jobs.
Ambroplastics, the Telford-based polypropylene packaging manufacturer with 30 staff, has undergone a management buy-out from Celsur Holdings.
Diamond Corrugated Cases is investing £2m in new printing and diecutting equipment at its packaging factory in Londonderry, with the creation of seven jobs.
Wyndeham Press is to relocate its Wyndeham Blacketts screen printing business from Epping to the site of sister company Wyndeham Westway in Luton.
Resource Print Solutions, the Leeds-based printing company with 40 staff, has undergone a management buy-out for undisclosed terms.
Redcar & Cleveland Council is to consider plans from Ecco Newsprint for the development of a £275m paper recycling plant at Wilton, which could create up to 170 jobs.
John Dickinson is planning to set up a new stationery distribution centre in Royston in January 2007, with the creation of up to 70 jobs.
Macfarlane Group is to sell its Hungarian packaging business to Nefab of Sweden for £2.3m.
Field Lithoprint is to relocate its labels and commercial printing business to a new two-storey site near its existing Hillington Park factory in Glasgow over the next few months, and the 87-strong workforce will increase by ten.
HighWater Designs, the Cheltenham-based pre-press workflow manufacturer, is to be acquired by Printware of the US.
Benson Box has acquired Medica Packaging, the Crewe-based carton printing company with 170 staff, for undisclosed terms.
DS Smith has sold BSK, its Kent-based plastic coating and laminating business with 117 staff, to BSK Materials.