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Packaging - 2008
Storey Evans, the Bradford-based pharmaceutical packaging supplier, has been acquired by the MY Healthcare division of Nampak Europe for undisclosed terms.
Cameron Linn, the Glasgow-based food packaging company with 78 staff, is to go into liquidation with the sale of the order book and various trading assets to Benson Group.
Summerhall, the Edinburgh-based printing firm with 135 staff, has been bought out of administration by Stewarts.
CCL Label is to invest £3m in the installation of new equipment at its printing plant in Castleford, and its Kings Lynn facility will be rebuilt.
Nichols has acquired a 50% stake in Dayla Liquid Packing, the Herefordshire-based bag-in-box packaging company, for an initial £2.8m.
Wyndeham Press, the printing company, is to be acquired by venture capital firm Walstead Investments in a £17m deal, and up to 163 jobs will be shed at its web offset division in Essex.
Umeco has acquired Industria Plastica Monregalese, the Italian manufacturer of vacuum bagging films for the composites industry, for £14.5m.
Paper House Group has bought the greetings card division of London-based The Medici Society for undisclosed terms, increasing its Gloucester-based staff from 95 to 120.
ADG Packaging Systems, the Kent-based supplier of powder packaging equipment with 30 staff, has been bought out of administration by GEA Process Engineering of Denmark, and will be rebranded as GEA Albro.
Simpson Group has bought Realisis In-store, the Heathrow-based printing firm, out of administration.
Benchmark Promotional Services of Glasgow and Mailway Packaging Solutions of Yorkshire have formed a joint venture to provide contract packing services and create 40 new jobs.
Spectra is looking to relocate its Halesworth-based plastic containers business to a new factory and warehouse on a 17-acre site on Sparrowhawk Road, with the workforce rising from 35 to 60 within a year.
Biddles, the Norfolk-based digital book printing firm, has been acquired by MPG Books of Bodmin.
Print Search, the Manchester-based printing firm with 34 staff, has undergone a management buy-out for undisclosed terms.
GlaxoSmithKline is planning to invest £50m in the development of a drinks bottling plant at its Coleford site in Gloucestershire by 2011, with the creation of 20 jobs.
Pindar has sold its Cooper Clegg printing business in Tewkesbury to a management buy-out.
Lick Group is planning to relocate its direct marketing and printing business to a 40,000 sq ft unit in Leeds early next year.
Kellpak, the Glasgow-based packaging supplier with 26 staff, has been sold out of administration to a new company called W&M Watson Packaging.
Domino Printing Sciences has acquired the air cleaning business of PAT Technology Systems of Canada for £1m.
Reprographic Warehouse, the London-based digital printing company with 16 staff, has been acquired by American Reprographics Company.
Prowell of Germany is to set up a cardboard distribution centre in Ellesmere Port, with the creation of about 50 jobs.
Macfarlane Group is to acquire Allpoint, the packaging distributor with sites in Hayes, Southall and Basingstoke, for £4.8m.
Dsicmm has acquired the direct communications business division of Dataforce for undisclosed terms, including print and polywrapping assets in Milton Keynes.
Camvac, the Thetford-based plastic packaging company with 114 staff, has been acquired by GIL Investments for undisclosed terms.
Flint Group is to acquire Russell-Webb, the Hertford-based printing consumables manufacturer, in order to expand its Day International division.
Media & Print Investments has sold its Goodman Baylis, Friary Press and Borcombe SP printing operations out of administration to a new company called HS Printers.
West Island Group is planning to relocate its Isle of Wight-based printing business to a new factory in Cowes, and has also announced the acquisition of Intereel, the Devon-based commercial print and packaging group.
FLB, the Cheltenham-based packaging and branding consultancy, has undergone a management buy-out.
PCC, the plastic card manufacturer with sites in Colchester and Lancashire, has been acquired by CPI Card Group of the US.
Charisma Colourprint, the Sheffield-based commercial printing firm, has been bought out of administration by Progressive Print Solutions of Leeds, securing the future of 34 of the 50 jobs.
BPMG, the Buckinghamshire-based printing firm, has been sold out of administration by Vantis to the Duncan Print Group.
Tyne Tees Packaging is investing £1m in new machinery for its County Durham-based corrugated packaging business, and also aims to expand the factory and office space.
Datumpress, the Hatfield-based printing firm with 13 staff, has undergone a management buy-out.
Kalamazoo Secure Solutions is considering plans to relocate its Birmingham-based printing plant and up to 150 staff.
Raiseprint has merged with Millprint to create a combined Keighley-based printing group with 34 staff and annual turnover of £2.6m.
BemroseBooth, the print services company with 600 staff in Derby, Hull and Teesside, has been acquired by US private equity firm American Industrial Acquisition Corporation.
Essay Print, the Leeds-based printing firm with 20 staff, has been bought out of administration by Collective UK.
Gwalia Packaging has acquired AMJ, the South Wales-based toolmaker, in order to add new technology to its Dragon Plastics mould making facility.
Nekem Partnership, the Hull-based glass packaging supplier, has been acquired by Lendlock of Chester for undisclosed terms, creating a combined group with 250 staff in Chester, Bootle, Burnley, Dorset and Hull.
Linpac Packaging has acquired Ovarpack Embalagens, the Portuguese packaging distributor.
Wright Printing Services, the Rotherham-based printing firm with 42 staff, has undergone a management buy-in for undisclosed terms.
Tipografic Print Solutions has bought Buckleys Print & Packaging of Stockport out of administration, securing the future of 110 jobs.
Butler & Tanner, the Somerset-based book printing firm, is to be bought out of administration by a new company called Butler, Tanner & Dennis, creating jobs for 90 of the former 300 staff.
Avon Printing Services, the Melksham-based lithographic and digital printing firm, has been acquired by Avon Print for undisclosed terms.
Trafford Metropolitan Borough Council is to consider plans from SAICA of Spain to build a £250m recycled paper mill on Partington Wharfside in Carrington, with the creation of 200 jobs.
Seda UK is to invest £4m in the expansion of its factory at Blackwood in Gwent, in order to expand paper cup and carton production and create 55 new jobs.
Bunzl has acquired Worldpack Trading, the Dutch distributor of promotional packaging products with gross assets of £5.5m.
Apollo Sheeters, the Bedford-based supplier of sheeting equipment for paper and board, is to be acquired by MarquipWardUnited of the US for undisclosed terms.
Paragon Print & Packaging is to open a new £5m cartons factory near Wisbech in Cambridgeshire in December.
Fastnet, the Mitcham-based print finishing firm with 34 staff, has undergone a management buy-out.
SCA is to close its New Hythe containerboard mill in Kent in 2010 with the loss of up to 130 jobs, and its corrugated business will be sold to SAICA of Spain for £100m, who will build a new mill at Partington near Manchester.
HH Print Management has secured £12m from Venture Structured Finance to fund the expansion of its Surrey-based printing business.
Miller Graphics has acquired Corniche Fine Arts, the Yorkshire-based printing firm, for undisclosed terms.
Vantis has sold SP Packaging & Plastics of Basildon out of administration to Shalam of Israel, securing the future of 30 jobs.
Communisis is to sell its Bath-based print management operation to management for £13m.
Printing.com is looking to expand its chain of 261 franchised printing outlets to 400 over the next three years.
Herron Fisher has sold APW Packaging, the Bristol-based provider of contract workers to the packaging sector with 34 staff, out of administration to a new company called All Packaging Work.
Label Apeel has bought Label Studio, the Leicester-based label printing firm with ten staff, out of administration.
Storey Evans, the Bradford-based carton printer with 160 staff, has undergone a management buy-out from MSO Group.
Riverside Packaging Printers of Somerset has been bought out of administration by a new company called Riverside Flexible Packaging, securing the future of 59 jobs.
Alternative Supply Company is planning to increase the workforce at its Northumberland-based packaging business from 45 to 60.
Bernard Kaymar, the Preston-based screen and lithographic printing firm with 19 staff, has been acquired by Manchester-based Masterobjective.
Reed Print & Design is considering plans to close its printing plant in Washington and relocate some of the 148 jobs to an alternative site in the North East.
Jeyes has sold its private-label wet-wipes production facility in Wigan to Nice-Pak International, with the transfer of 125 staff.
Robert Horne Group has acquired Vink Plastics UK, the distributor of plastics to the sign and graphics industries with sites in Manchester and 14 European countries.
Etrinsic, the Solihull-based print management firm, has been acquired by InnerWorkings of the US.
MGP Chromocraft, the Camberley-based commercial printing firm, has been bought out of administration by Gaffyne & Browne.
Clear Packaging, the Coventry-based plastic carton manufacturer with 25 staff, has been acquired by Staeger Group of Switzerland.
Wright Machinery, the Middlesex-based packaging equipment manufacturer, has merged with PPM Technologies of the US.
Unilever is to shed 48 of the 300 jobs at its Elida Faberge factory in Leeds by the end of the year, but £10m will be invested in the expansion of the site's aerosols deodorants business.
Artenius PET Packaging is to relocate its European headquarters and 27 staff to a 9,000 sq ft unit at Wrexham Technology Park over the next six months, but production will remain at Gresford Industrial Park .
Can-Pack of Poland is to create an initial 180 jobs at a new £40m drinks can factory due to open in Scunthorpe by the end of the year, and a second £20m phase could create a further 130 jobs over the next two years.
Konica Minolta Business Solutions has acquired Ideal Reprographics Eastern, the Basildon-based copier distributor.
Amcor Flexibles is to sell its AF Baricol plastics plant in Highbridge, Somerset, to Swedish private equity firm Accent Equity for undisclosed terms.
Speyside Cooperage, the manufacturer of oak casks for whisky with 57 staff at plants in Aberlour and Broxburn, has been acquired by Francois Freres of France for about £8m.
PG Packaging has submitted plans to Fenland District Council for a new storage building on its site in Coates, which could create up to 37 jobs.
Begbies Traynor has sold Aurora Colours, the Caerphilly-based print and packaging firm with 25 staff, out of administration to Watershed Packaging.
Gwalia Packaging is to invest £1.5m in the expansion of its plastics packaging factory in Pontypridd, including the installation of new automation equipment and the creation of an unspecified number of jobs.
Plastics Capital has acquired Palagan, the Dunstable-based film packaging company with 40 staff, for £6.4m.
Betts is looking to relocate its Colchester-based toothpaste tubes factory and up to 300 staff to a new site "in the local area", to make way for a housing development.
Leach's the Printers is to relocate its Abingdon-based printing business and 27 staff to a larger site in Nuffield Centrum by June.
DS Smith has acquired Multigraphics, the Bradford-based printing firm with 137 staff, for undisclosed terms.
Britton Group, the PE films manufacturer with sites in Winsford, Louth and Hartlepool, has undergone a £77m management buy-out backed by HSBC Private Equity.
Cope Allman Plastic Packaging is to acquire Jaycare, the North Tyneside-based packaging manufacturer with 200 staff, out of administration.
Keating Group has sold its printing business in Bradley Fold, Lancashire, out of administration to its original founder, saving 18 jobs, but the two sites in Mold have closed with the loss of 102 jobs.
Printwise, the Hampshire-based printing firm, has been bought out of administration by a new company called Print Media.
United Kingdom Hydrographic Office of Taunton is to invest £20m in a new printing facility for its navigation documents and books, and 130 staff will relocate by autumn 2010.
Snowdonia Press, the Porthmadog-based commercial printing firm with seven staff, has been acquired by Bear Print.
Adroit Printers of Bristol has been acquired Peninsula Business Systems and rebranded as Peninsula Adroit Printers.
Creative Print & Design has been bought out of administration by T Harding Son & Company, securing the future of 23 jobs at its book printing business in Blaina.
CCA Occasions is to relocate its greetings card business from Preston to Leyland next month.
PaperCo has acquired Donington Packaging, the Lincolnshire-based industrial packaging supplier with 12 staff and annual turnover of £4m.
RR Foodbox, the Keighley-based packaging manufacturer with 40 staff, has been acquired by Avro Industries of Cambridge.
Setmasters, the Dorset-based printing machinery manufacturer with 11 staff, has been bought out of administration by a management team, and will be renamed BCB Professional Finishing Solutions.
Spirax-Sarco Engineering is to acquire Flexicon, the Danish manufacturer of peristaltic aseptic filling systems, for £14m, in order to expand its Watson-Marlow Bredel subsidiary.
DS Smith is to invest £104m in the production of corrugated case material at its Kemsley paper mill in Kent, and will acquire the adjacent New Thames Paper Mill from M-Real.
Litho Supplies has acquired Graphic Arts Equipment, the supplier of printing and finishing equipment, for an initial £1.4m.
John Dickinson, the stationery firm, is to set up a £10m 108,000 sq ft headquarters at the Kings Warren business park being built near Mildenhall, with the relocation of 40 jobs from Cambridge and the creation of 50 new jobs.
AE Adams Henfield, the West Sussex-based contract packaging firm with annual turnover of £2.6m, has undergone a management buy-out backed by Venture Finance.
Macfarlane Group is to acquire Online Packaging, the packaging distributor with sites in Gloucester, Wakefield and Hinckley, for £5.1m.
Alternative Waste Solutions has secured a £2m cash injection to help fund the £14m expansion of its plant in Hemswell, Lincolnshire, which recycles waste plastics into food-grade packaging.