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Packaging - 2012
Cromwell Polythene of Leeds has sold its Cromwell Recycling division to a new company called Leopard Recycling.
British American Tobacco is to acquire CN Creative, the Manchester-based owner of the Intellicig electronic cigarette brand with 54 staff, for undisclosed terms.
DS Smith is to sell its Darlington-based corrugated packaging business to Cepac of Rotherham, with the transfer of 130 staff.
ECO Plastics has raised £6m from investors to fund the further expansion of its plastic bottle recycling plant near Lincoln.
Fairport Containers is to open a new £1m waste containers depot with 15 staff at Bridgwater in Somerset in January.
Plymouth Packaging Services, the Plymouth-based supplier of packaging materials, has been acquired by the TEC Group for undisclosed terms.
RPC Group has acquired Manuplastics, the London-based manufacturer of injection moulded containers, for £7m.
Polestar has bought the Goodhead printing group out of administration, securing 518 jobs at BGP in Bicester and Stones in Banbury.
Roberts Mart is to create 25 new jobs at its two flexible packaging plants in Leeds in 2013, following a £2.5m investment in new machinery.
Abena is setting up a 50,000 sq ft warehouse for its hygiene and paper products business on the Swallowgate Business Park in Coventry.
Print-Leeds is to invest £3m in new equipment and the expansion of its printing plant in Leeds over the next few months.
Charterhouse PM, the Hatfield-based print management firm with 240 staff, is to be acquired by Konica Minolta Business Solutions of Japan.
Contego Packaging is to sell its food and beverage cartons business to US-based Graphic Packaging for £81m, including sites in Leeds, Gillingham, Ireland and the Netherlands.
TCL Packaging, the Telford-based supplier of flexible packaging films with 50 staff, has undergone a management buy-out.
Poppies Europe has bought McNulty Wray, the Leeds-based paper napkin manufacturer with 22 staff, out of administration.
CFH has acquired Print For Business, the Slough-based transactional mail firm with 33 staff, for undisclosed terms.
Complete Core Business Solutions is investing £1m in new warehouse and production facilities at its Abercynon-based contract packing business, with the creation of 20 jobs.
Ardagh Group is expected to create up to 90 jobs at its aerosol packaging plant in Sutton-in-Ashfield by next summer.
Kaye-Dee Marking Solutions has expanded its Sheffield-based pad printing business with the acquisition of Kingsway Print.
James Stewart & Co has sold the assets of its Hertfordshire-based printing business out of administration to a new company called Graphite Creative Print.
Reflex Labels has acquired Labelsco, the Leicestershire-based labels printer with 90 staff, for undisclosed terms.
Colman Wholesale is to expand its Norwich-based stationery manufacturing business into a 22,500 sq ft warehouse at Pinetrees, with the creation of an unspecified number of jobs.
The Department of Environment in Northern Ireland is to create ten new jobs in Londonderry to administer the launch of a plastic bag tax next year.
FF Allsopp & Co, the Derbyshire-based printing firm with 40 staff, has undergone a management buy-out for undisclosed terms.
Labelsprint, the Denbighshire-based label printer, has been sold out of administration to a new company called JWS Print.
Aylesford Newsprint has been sold by SCA and Mondi to US private equity firm Martland Holdings, securing up to 280 jobs at its recycled newsprint mill in Kent.
Plasticum Group, the Dutch manufacturer of closures with 300 staff and a site in North Walsham, has been acquired by US private equity firm Lindsay Goldberg.
Scotplast, the Glasgow-based plastic packaging manufacturer, has been sold out of administration by Begbies Traynor to a new company called Northpac.
Heritage Envelopes is looking to expand the 130-strong workforce at its factory in Blackburn with 25 new jobs over the next year.
Corrugated Synergies International of the US is planning to open a new sheetfeeding plant at an undisclosed location in the UK in 2013.
Bobst Group, the Swiss packaging machinery supplier, is to open a 10,000 sq ft office at North Moons Moat in Redditch in October.
Arjo Wiggins is planning to build a new heat and power plant at the Stoneywood paper mill in Aberdeen, with the creation of 140 jobs, but 100 jobs will be lost with the closure of its Ivybridge site in Devon in 2014.
Spies Kunststoffe of Germany is planning to set up a £8m 120,000 sq ft food packaging factory at Norton in Worcester, with the creation of up to 100 jobs.
Southgate Packaging has acquired Jaeger Packaging, the Southampton-based supplier of polyester and steel strapping.
Really Useful Print Company has acquired Quick Print, the Norwich-based printing firm, for undisclosed terms.
API Group is to invest a further £3m investment at its high-security holographics plant, with the transfer of ten jobs from Loughborough.
PHSC has acquired B2B Links, the retail security and labelling company, for up to £0.9m.
Moray Council is to relocate the Waste Watchers waste processing social enterprise scheme from Buckie to a larger site in Lossiemouth.
The Color Co is to invest £2m in the expansion of its printing operations in Cheltenham over the next three years, including new jobs and a Heidelberg press.
Drpgroup is to open a new £2.6m digital media production facility in Hartlebury this year, and also has plans for a new office in Leeds and the creation of 100 new jobs over the next three years.
Alexir Partnership is planning to create 25 new jobs at its Kent-based carton and contract packing business.
API Holographics is to invest £2m in the expansion of its laminates and foils site in Salford by 2013, including a new customer design centre and machinery.
Apogee Corporation has bought Total Digital Solutions, the Bolton-based printing firm, out of administration.
Closed Loop Recycling is to invest £12m in the expansion of its plastic bottle recycling plant in Dagenham, with the creation of 100 jobs.
Paramount Printers has acquired City Litho and will transfer City's staff and machinery to its main site in Edinburgh.
Book Life is to expand the 30-strong workforce at its King's Lynn-based book supply business with ten new jobs over the next six months.
Georgia-Pacific, the paper products manufacturer, has agreed a short-term lease on a 250,000 sq ft unit at Walkden 61 in Salford.
DS Smith is investing £6m in the expansion of its corrugated packaging factory in Belper.
Bluepoint Cambridge is to go into administration through Leonard Curtis, and 13 of the 50 jobs have been saved with the sale of the digital printing division to Cambridge Digital Press.
Gardners, the Cardiff-based printing firm with 102 staff, has been sold out of administration by Resolve Group to a director.
Belpac, the Wolverhampton-based bespoke packaging supplier, has been sold out of administration to a new company called BDN Packaging for undisclosed terms.
Rexam is to sell its personal care operations to Sun Capital Partners and Silgan Holdings for £452m.
Excelsior Technologies, the North Wales-based manufacturer of microwavable packaging with about 200 staff, has undergone a management buy-out backed by GCP.
Watershed Packaging is planning to set up a new packaging machinery and consumables factory at Thornes Farm in West Yorkshire, with the creation of 40 jobs.
LumeJet has raised £4.5m from investors to expand its Coventry-based printing technology business, and expects to create 400 jobs over the next two years.
Sonoco Alcore is to set up a new plant at its mill in Halifax to recycle beverage cartons, in partnership with ACE UK.
Domino Printing Sciences has acquired PostJet Systems, the Basingstoke-based inkjet printing equipment supplier, for an initial £6.5m.
The Boxshop is to invest £2.2m in the expansion of its corrugated packaging factory in East Kilbride, with the creation of 18 jobs.
DS Smith is to set up a 12,000 sq ft shared service centre for its paper business at the Caerphilly Business Park in August, with the creation of 100 jobs.
CPI Card Group of the US has bought the assets of Leicestershire-based ID Data Cards from Tall Group for undisclosed terms.
Domino Printing Sciences has acquired Graph-Tech, the Swiss inkjet kit developer, for up to £19m.
Cambridge University Press is to transfer its Cambridge-based printing business and up to 69 staff to MPG Books Group.
Accrol Papers is planning to expand its paper tissue factory in Blackburn by 120,000 sq ft, with the creation of 100 jobs over the next year.
RPC Containers is to invest £4m in the expansion of its plastic packaging factory in Blackburn, including new manufacturing, warehousing and distribution facilities and 30 jobs.
Mosaic Print Management has acquired DMS, the Cheltenham-based direct marketing agency with 39 staff, for £2.1m.
API Group is to invest £1m in new equipment for its packaging factory in Salford over the next year.
Ancient House Press is to invest £4m in the expansion of its Suffolk-based printing business, which currently has 105 staff.
Viridis Plastics UK has bought the assets of Blackwood-based Plastics Sorting out of administration, and plans to create 30 new jobs.
Buxton Press is to invest £7m in the expansion of its magazine printing plant in Derbyshire, including two new presses and an unspecified number of new jobs.
Sone Products has acquired the assets of Product Revolution, the Sunderland-based packaging design consultancy.
Shalam Packaging is planning to build a new plastic packaging warehouse at its site in Basildon by 2013, in order to install manufacturing equipment at its current warehouse and create up to 60 jobs.
Tamar Labels has acquired Labelit, the Irish label printing firm, for undisclosed terms.
Denny Bros has acquired Ditac, the Harlow-based labels supplier, and some of the production will transfer to its Willowbridge Labels site near Bury St Edmunds.
Laserline Dies is relocating its Manchester-based packaging products division to a 7,700 sq ft unit at the Spectrum Business Park in Cheadle.
KB Extruders is to invest £1.5m in the expansion of its waste transfer station in Smethwick, in order to process plastics and create six jobs.
CWV of Blackburn has sold its Anaglypta wallpaper business to Erfurt MAC of Gainsborough for undisclosed terms.
Nicholl Food Packaging, the Cannock-based foil container manufacturer with 300 staff, has been acquired by Bawtry Investments for undisclosed terms.
Security Labels International has acquired Geoffrey Waldmeyer Associates, the supplier of packaging security products, for undisclosed terms.
Turpins Packaging, the Clacton-based manufacturer of Sleevit labelling equipment, has been acquired by US-based Accraply.
Cope Allman Jaycare, the pharmaceutical packaging firm with 270 staff in Portsmouth and Newcastle, has been acquired by Nolato Group of Sweden for £16m.
Bose Packaging is creating up to 25 new jobs at its Merthyr Tydfil-based carrier bag manufacturing business, having agreed a new funding package with HSBC.
BRM Packaging, the Wolverhampton-based manufacturer of plastic blister packs with 45 staff, has been acquired by investment firm J Mindal for undisclosed terms.
Sonoco UK has acquired ABPS, the Lancashire–based cardboard tube manufacturer.
Havelock Europa is to sell Showcard Print, the supplier of sale print and display materials with sites in Letchworth and Bristol, to a new company called Ingleby for £15m.
Holdmede has been sold out of administration to a new company called Eastland Colour, saving 24 of the 37 jobs at its Pelican Press printing business in Manchester.
H&H Group has acquired Cypher Digital, the Cumbria-based printing firm with 12 staff.
Great Northern Envelope, the Leeds-based printed envelope supplier with 130 staff, has undergone a secondary management buy-out backed by Aldermore.
Windmill Tapes & Labels is considering plans to build a new factory in Stockport, in order to combine its manufacturing with its recently-acquired Commercial Label Products business.
Diamond Box is looking to expand the 100-strong workforce at its West Bromwich-based packaging manufacturing business with 12 new jobs over the next year.
Northern Paper Board is to invest more than £2m in the expansion of its Skipton-based packaging business, with the introduction of new machinery and technology.
Houghton's Waste Paper, the Manchester-based waste paper recycling firm with 30 staff, has been acquired by SAICA of Spain.
Weidenhammer is to invest £1.5m in the development of a plastic label production plant at its new packaging factory in Bradford this year.
Labelgraphics, the Glasgow-based label manufacturer, is to be acquired by Multi-Color Corporation for £16m.
Smurfit Kappa is to invest £98m in the expansion of its paper mill at Townsend Hook in Kent over the next three years, including a new machine to produce lightweight corrugated papers.
Omnova Wallcovering, the Hemel Hempstead-based wallpaper manufacturer trading as Muraspec with 200 staff, has been acquired by A2e Venture Catalysts for £7m.
Beatson Clark is investing £10m at its glass packaging plant in Rotherham, including furnace improvements and new equipment.
Manroland GB has sold the sheetfed division of its Surrey-based printing press manufacturing business out of administration to Langley Holdings, securing the future of 37 jobs.
Disley Tissue has won approval from Cheshire East Council for the £50m expansion of its recycled tissues factory in Disley, including a new wood pulp mill and 50 jobs.
Communisis is to invest £10m in new equipment for its printing plant in Liverpool, with the creation of 50 jobs.
Davpack, the Derby-based packaging distribution firm with 30 staff, has been acquired by Ratioform Verpackungen of Germany for undisclosed terms.
Sterling Financial Print has sold its London-based print manufacturing business to DG3 Europe for undisclosed terms, with the transfer of 59 staff.
Faerch Plast of Denmark is planning to create up to 150 jobs at a new plastic packaging factory at the Dragonville Industrial Estate in Durham over the next four years.
Scott Group has acquired Specrite Pallets and Williams Pallet Services for undisclosed terms, in order to expand its pallet distribution business in the Manchester area.
Print-Leeds has acquired S&C Labels for £1m, and up to 27 staff will relocate from Huddersfield to Leeds.
Antalis McNaughton has bought Ambassador, the Cheshire-based packaging distribution business, from Pregis Protective Packaging Europe for undisclosed terms.
RPC Containers is investing £2m in the expansion of its plastics factory in Oakham, Rutland, with the creation of 35 jobs.
Heat Food & Drink is looking to create up to 50 jobs at its self-heating Hotcan production plant at Needwood in Staffordshire this year.
Samuel Grant Group has bought Centerpac, the Sheffield-based packaging supplies firm with 12 staff, out of administration.
Linx Printing Technologies is planning to build a new £6m headquarters for 250 staff at St Ives in Cambridgeshire by 2013.
Valpak, the Warwickshire-based packaging recycling compliance scheme, is to undergo a £2.5m management buy-out, and a 30% stake will be acquired by Greenpoint.
Chevler has acquired Lovely Packaging, the Cardiff-based greaseproof paper printer, for undisclosed terms.
SF Taylor, the Stockport-based printing firm with 30 staff, has been bought out of administration by a new company called Chetham House.
Abstract Group has merged with Annodata Print Services to create a combined printing group with turnover of £9m and sites in Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and London.
CFH Total Document Management is seeking a suitable location for the relocation of its Somerset-based printing business and about 200 staff.
Regain Polymers has acquired Express Recycling & Plastics of Essex for undisclosed terms, and is also investing £1m in new equipment for its Castleford site.
DS Smith is to acquire SCA Packaging, the packaging manufacturer with more than 12,000 staff in 21 countries, from Svenska Cellulosa of Sweden for £1.3bn.
Integrity Print has acquired A1 Trade Print Services, the Birmingham-based security printer with 60 staff, for undisclosed terms.
Viscose Closures, the packaging manufacturer with 70 staff in Swansea and Sussex, has undergone a management buy-out.
Precision Marketing Group has bought the assets of Anglia Mailing Services of Ipswich for undisclosed terms.
Linpac Group is to sell Linpac Allibert, the supplier of returnable transit packaging, to private equity firm One Equity Partners for undisclosed terms.