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Packaging - 2013
Innovia is to invest £20m in the development of a new polymer bank notes factory at Wigton in Cumbria by 2016, with the creation of 80 jobs.
RPC Group has acquired Maynard & Harris, the Beccles-based supplier of rigid plastic packaging with 700 staff, for £103m.
TDX, the Gateshead-based thermoformed packaging manufacturer with 90 staff, has undergone a management buy-out.
Woodway UK has acquired an additional 28,000 sq ft of warehouse space for its packaging materials business at Earls Barton Industrial Estate in Northampton.
JLA Group has acquired Carford Group, the Dorset-based catering equipment distributor with 130 staff.
FC Cartons has secured government funding to invest in new equipment at its Derbyshire-based packaging business, with the creation of 15 jobs by 2015.
BCP Fluted Packaging, the Blackburn-based corrugated packaging supplier, has been acquired by Huhtamaki Group.
Prospect Mailing Services of Bradford has been bought out of administration by St Ives Bradford for £0.4m.
Smith & McLaurin, the Renfrewshire-based labels manufacturer with 90 staff, has undergone a management buy-out and expects to create 20 new jobs by 2016.
Gala Tent has bought a 50% stake in Sign Man, and the Rotherham-based digital printing business will relocate to Gala Tent's 53,000 sq ft site on Farfield Park.
Allied Glass, the bottle manufacturer with 660 staff and two factories in Leeds and Knottingley, has been acquired by private equity firm CBPE for about £120m.
ISP is to relocate its Walsall-based printing business and 80 staff to a new 70,000 sq ft building on the i54 business park in South Staffordshire next year.
David Nieper is planning to set up a £1.7m catalogue printing operation at its Alfreton-based fashion business, with the creation of up to 35 jobs.
James Briggs is to invest £5.5m in the expansion of its aerosols and consumer chemicals business in Manchester, with the creation of up to 50 jobs.
CM Downton has bought C&H Hauliers, the Kent-based paper transport firm with 180 staff, from the administrators of Charles Gee Group.
Duckworths is to create ten new jobs at its Blackpool-based vending supplies business.
Smurfit Kappa UK has acquired CRP Print & Packaging, the Corby-based litho-laminated packaging supplier with 220 staff, for undisclosed terms.
Structure-Flex is to relocate its Norfolk-based bags and tanks manufacturing business and up to 80 jobs to a 48,000 sq ft factory in Cromer next year.
Intelipac has acquired Nelson Packaging, the Lancashire-based supplier of plastic bags, creating a combined group with 300 staff.
Specialist Anodising Company is to invest £3.5m in the expansion of its aluminium caps factory in Burnley over the next year, with the creation of 20 jobs.
Packaging Coordinators Inc is to create 50 new jobs at its pharmaceutical packaging business in Hay-on-Wye over the next six months.
Cliffe Packaging has acquired Bag Supplies, the Cumbria-based bag supplier, from its Canadian parent company.
Sofidel of Italy has acquired the Northern Tissue Group paper mill in Lancaster for undisclosed terms.
Retail Supply Group, the Birmingham-based supplier of plastic bags with 39 staff, has been bought out of administration by Greenpac (Europe).
St Ives has sold its SIDB direct mail and digital printing division in Bradford to Cogent B2B for £8m.
John Watson & Co, the Glasgow-based label printer, has been acquired by US-based Multi-Color Corporation.
PlasRecycle is to open a £11m plastic bag recycling plant at Woolwich in London by the end of the year, with the creation of 32 jobs.
Bottleworks has been sold out of administration to Yorkshire Bottles Solution, securing 260 jobs at its Normanton-based glass containers business.
Pureprint has bought the Abstract printing division of Annodata out of administration, saving 49 jobs in Bedfordshire.
Colourstream has been bought out of administration by Riverprint Derby, saving 16 jobs at its Derby-based printing business.
Sonoco Trident has acquired Imagelinx, the packaging design company with 100 staff in Mansfield, Milton Keynes, Glasgow and France.
Can-Pack UK is to invest £10m in the expansion of its can packaging factory in Scunthorpe by early 2014, with the creation of 60 jobs.
Bunzl has acquired The Fulfilment Store, the Rugby-based promotional products and marketing firm with revenue of £8m.
Pyramid Display Materials has acquired Sydney Beaumont, the Leeds-based self-adhesive vinyl distributor.
Innovia Films is to invest £20m in the expansion of polypropylene film capacity at its factory in Wigton, Cumbria, by 2015.
Discovery Foils has been bought out of administration by Moneta Packaging of Slovakia for undisclosed terms, saving at least 14 of the jobs at its Shropshire-based foil packaging business.
Paragon Group has bought the assets of Horner Brothers, the Rotherham-based printing and marketing services firm.
Envelope Works Group has acquired Ace Envelopes for undisclosed terms, and will transfer the London business to its site in Lancashire.
York Mailing has acquired The Lettershop Group, the Leeds-based printing and marketing firm with 200 staff, taking its total workforce to 500 at three sites.
Cleansing Service Group has acquired Saxon Recycling, the Cambridgeshire-based print waste management firm with 12 staff, for undisclosed terms.
Mailway Packaging is looking to recruit about 100 temporary workers at its Bradford-based packing business.
Veritek Global, the Eastbourne-based imaging equipment maintenance firm with 300 staff, has undergone a £11m management buy-out backed by Mobeus Equity Partners.
York Mailing has secured a £10m investment from the Business Growth Fund to expand its York-based printing business, including new equipment and acquisitions.
SCA Hygiene Products is looking to recruit 20 engineering apprentices at its tissue manufacturing plant in Prudhoe, Northumberland.
Alpine Press, the Hertfordshire-based commercial printing company with 35 staff, has been sold out of administration to a management buy-out.
Chesapeake, the Nottingham-based packaging manufacturer with 5,000 staff in nine countries, has been acquired by private equity firm Carlyle Group for undisclosed terms.
Nampak Plastics is to create more than 50 warehouse and engineering jobs at its bottles factory in Derbyshire this year, following a £5m investment in machinery.
Sepha, the Belfast-based manufacturer of blister packaging machinery with 32 staff, has been sold by Enterprise Equity to US-based TASI Group for undisclosed terms.
Berforts Information Press is to merge with Frome-based Butler Tanner & Dennis to create a combined book printing group with 230 staff.
Bernard Matthews is to invest £2m in new packaging machinery at its turkey products plant in Halesworth.
Communisis is to relocate its cheque production operation from Trafford Park to Leeds later this year, and much of its Leeds-based direct mail work will be outsourced.
Professional Packaging Services, the Bradford-based gift packaging supplier, has been acquired by InnerWorkings of the US for undisclosed terms.
Xaar is to invest £10m in the expansion of its inkjet printer factory in Huntingdon this year, with the creation of about 60 jobs.
Greiner Packaging is investing £2.2m in the expansion of its packaging plant in Dungannon, with the creation of ten jobs.
Envirocomp of New Zealand is planning to set up a nappy recycling plant at Rochester in Kent this autumn.
Cap-It-All, the Warrington-based manufacturer of lids for disposable packaging, has been acquired by Sovereign Partners.
Ishida Europe, the supplier of packaging machinery, has acquired the 21,000 sq ft Brook House office at Woodgate Valley Business Park in Birmingham for £2m.
British Polythene Industries has acquired Flexfilm, the Cheshire-based polythene films supplier, and its Jordan Plastics subsidiary in Ireland for £5.5m.
Britton Group and Paragon Print & Packaging are to merge with Exopack, Kobusch and PACCOR to create a global plastic packaging business with 63 plants and 8,650 staff.
Weidenhammer UK is to invest £1.6m in new equipment for its packaging plant in Bradford this year, with the creation of ten jobs.
BOS of Cheltenham is to open a packaging design consultancy office at The Calls in Leeds this month.
Bunzl has acquired Michael Davies Associates, the Blackburn-based promotional products supplier with 180 staff, for undisclosed terms.
Alpha Media Solutions has acquired Steffprint, the Keighley-based commercial printing firm with 27 staff, out of administration.
SCA is to relocate its personal hygiene products business from Salford Quays to a 10,000 sq ft office at the Voyager building at Manchester Airport.
WRS is to create up to 50 new jobs at its new warehouse and packing services facility at the Campbell Centre in Stoke-on-Trent.
Pankaboard of Finland is looking to expand in the UK by opening a cartonboard sales office in Nottingham later this month.
Arena Group is to upgrade the Wakefield-based headquarters of its document management services business, with the creation of 12 jobs this year.
Eurofilms has won permission for the £3m expansion of its film extrusion factory in Telford, with the creation of six jobs.
Seda UK is to invest £18m in the expansion of its packaging factory in Blackwood over the next five years, with the creation of 70 jobs.
Garnett Dickinson has sold Acorn Web Offset, the Normanton-based printing firm with 100 staff, to management for undisclosed terms.
Filtrona is to acquire Contego Healthcare, the pan-European provider of print and packaging services to the healthcare market, for £160m.
Magnet Harlequin has acquired Technik, the Berkhamsted-based printing firm, for undisclosed terms.
Disposables UK is to relocate its paper disposables business to a 140,000 sq ft site at Meltham near Huddersfield by June.
TNA of Australia is creating 20 jobs at a new 50,000 sq ft packaging machinery factory at Bartley Green in Birmingham.
Blue Sky Plastic Recycling has won permission to build a 26,000 sq ft factory and 21,000 sq ft storage unit in Bourne, with the creation of 30 jobs.
Valpak has sold its Preston-based materials recycling operation to a new company called JWS Lancashire.
Intelipac is creating 60 jobs at a new 22,000 sq ft packaging plant on the Parkhouse Industrial Estate in Staffordshire.
Sellers Engineering has been sold out of administration to Sellers Containers, saving 67 jobs at its Oldham-based waste containers business.
Rigid Containers is to open a new distribution centre and packaging production plant in Wellington, Somerset, this year, with the creation of 40 jobs.
Capital Document Solutions has acquired Highland Office Equipment for undisclosed terms, including 31 staff in Inverness.
Tradpack, the Leeds-based packaging and waste recycling group, has undergone a pre-pack administration through Wilson Field.
Matryx is to expand the 60-strong workforce at its disposable paper products factory in Oldham with 15 new jobs over the next few months.
JM Packaging is to invest £1m in a new office and warehouse facility in Malton this year.
Montgomery Litho has sold its Glasgow-based printing operation out of administration to a management buy-out, saving 76 jobs.
Ricoh UK Products is to create 40 temporary jobs at its printing operation in Telford, due to rising workload for bottling and recycled cartridges.
Cepac has completed three acquisitions, including the DS Smith corrugated packaging plants in Darlington and Rawcliffe Bridge and the point of sale display manufacturer Screenprint Doncaster.
LG Davis (Stationers) has acquired Fortoak, the Loughborough-based supplier of paper rolls with annual turnover of £1.3m.
APAC Packaging is seeking permission from Charnwood Borough Council to build a £3m 52,000 sq ft florist accessories warehouse near Mountsorrel, with the creation of 50 jobs.
SCA Hygiene Products has found an unnamed buyer for its Georgia-Pacific tissue factory in Bolton, which should secure the future of about 300 jobs.
Paragon Print & Packaging, the packaging manufacturer with 1,100 staff at eight sites, is to be acquired by Sun European Partners.