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Packaging - 2015
Huhtamaki is to invest £5m in its food and drink packaging plant in Co Armagh, with the creation of 12 permanent and 80 temporary jobs.
Gala Graphics is to invest over £1m in the expansion of its Rotherham-based fabric printing business, in order to relocate work from China.
Hallmark is to relocate its Bradford-based head office from Bingley Road to its greeting cards distribution centre in Dawson Lane next year.
Holmes Mann is seeking a larger site in Bradford for the relocation of its 73,000 sq ft packaging operation in Harris Street.
Benders Paper Cups is planning to double the capacity of its Wrexham-based paper cups manufacturing facility next year, with the creation of an unspecified number of jobs.
LC Packaging has acquired Geerings Horticultural Products, the Lincolnshire-based floristry packaging firm, for undisclosed terms.
Simpson Packaging is to relocate its Dewsbury-based packaging materials business to a 32,000 sq ft unit at Ossett 40 near Wakefield.
Philips Avent is to expand the 430-strong workforce at its baby bottle factory at Glemsford in Suffolk with 46 new jobs.
Reflex Group has acquired SA Labels, the Keighley-based label printing firm with 42 staff, for undisclosed terms.
Povoas Packaging is seeking permission to build an 865 sq m warehouse at its site in Northamptonshire, with the creation of ten new jobs.
Huhtamaki is to expand production at its food and drink packaging plant in Gosport, including a new warehouse, offices and an unspecified number of jobs.
Alliance Disposables has acquired a 32,900 sq ft distribution unit at Broadfield Business Park in Greater Manchester for its catering equipment supply business.
Glossop Cartons is to relocate its Derbyshire-based packaging business to Stockport by the end of the year, having acquired Contact Print & Packaging for undisclosed terms.
Smurfit Kappa has acquired a 2,300 sq ft office at 75 Colmore Row in Birmingham for the expansion of its paper-based packaging business.
Americk Packaging has acquired Adare Advantage, the Suffolk-based packaging division of Adare Group.
Essentra is expanding its packaging operation in Newport with the creation of 70 jobs and a new 225,000 sq ft site at Imperial Park.
Taopix is to expand its Newcastle-based photo printing business with a larger site and an unspecified number of jobs by spring 2016.
Capital Compactors has acquired a new waste compactor manufacturing plant in Barnsley for the expansion of its Bognor Regis-based business.
Sanmex International of Glasgow is to merge with Ayrshire-based Barony Universal to create a combined aerosol manufacturing business with a turnover of £40m.
W&R Barnett has acquired a majority stake in Logson Group, the Leicestershire-based corrugated packaging business with 850 staff, for undisclosed terms.
First 4 Print Finishing is planning to create 20 jobs in its Direct Mail division next year and invest £1.2m to combine its two Blackburn-based printing operations.
Rapidity has acquired Press4Print, the London-based business card operation of 1st Byte.
Cepac has acquired Amber Valley Packaging, the Alfreton-based packaging firm, for undisclosed terms.
Lili Waste is looking to expand its Otley-based waste management operation to Rotherham, Barnsley, Doncaster and Worksop.
MID UK Recycling is to expand the 400-strong workforce at its Lincolnshire-based recycling plant with 200 new jobs, as part of a ten-year investment plan.
Telford Reprographics has acquired Telford Foil Print, the Telford-based foiling firm, for undisclosed terms.
Expert Print is planning to build a 3,700 sq m factory in Doncaster in 2016, and has just acquired the assets of Oldham-based GTEC.
Edinburgh Printmakers has secured funding for a £6.6m printmaking facility and arts centre at the North British Rubber Factory in Edinburgh.
Fresh Start Waste has won approval from Salford City Council for the expansion of its site in Swinton with a new office and recycling plant.
Reconomy has acquired Network Waste, the King's Lynn-based waste management firm.
Visual Print & Design has acquired Go Digital, the Derby-based printing firm, for undisclosed terms.
Faerch Plast of Denmark has acquired the European food tray manufacturing division of Sealed Air, including a site in Poole.
Palm Recycling is to relocate its head office from Ellesmere Port to its Palm Paper site in King's Lynn by February 2016.
Reflex Group has acquired Progressive-ID, the Kent-based food labelling firm, and Century Art, the Derbyshire-based plastic packaging firm, for undisclosed terms.
Wrap Film Systems, the Telford-based cling film and aluminium foil supply firm with 300 staff, has been acquired by Cofresco Frischhalteprodukte of Germany for undisclosed terms.
LumeJet Print Technologies has acquired the assets of Lumejet, the Coventry-based printing firm, out of administration.
Kapak has been bought out of administration by a new company called Foodpack with backing from Seneca Partners for £7.5m, securing the future of 150 jobs at the St Helens-based food packing business.
International Automotive Components Group is expanding the warehouse space for its injection moulding business with a further 72,500 sq ft at Boulevard Industry Park in Speke.
Bosch Packaging Technology is to acquire Kliklok-Woodman, the US-based packaging machinery manufacturer with a factory in Bristol, for undisclosed terms.
Knowaste is seeking approval to build a £14m nappy recycling plant at Hayes 180 in London by early 2017.
Kite Packaging has bought the assets of Golden Valley Pallet Wrap Specialists, the Gloucestershire-based stretch film products firm, out of administration.
Gilt Edged Promotions has merged with USB2U to create a combined Northampton-based promotional products business with more than 60 staff.
TW Parker (Paper), the Merseyside-based printing and packaging firm, has undergone a management buy-out.
York Mailing Group, the Elvington-based print supplies firm, has undergone a management buy-out for undisclosed terms.
Scott Group has acquired HLC (Wood Products), the pallet supplier with sites in Burton-on-Trent, Needham and Peterborough.
Balreed, the Kent-based printing firm with eight offices and 220 staff, has been acquired by Apogee Corporation for undisclosed terms.
Morrow Brothers is looking to expand its 24-strong workforce with 20 jobs at its new bottling plant in Lancashire over the next three years.
DS Smith Packaging has unveiled plans for a 13,000 sq ft marketing and training facility at Fordham in Cambridgeshire, with the creation of eight new jobs.
PG Paper has acquired the Trucard and Gemini assets out of administration from Fife-based papermaker Tullis Russell for undisclosed terms.
Jayplas is to invest £2.5m in the packaging division of its Loughborough-based plastics recycling business by January 2016.
Boxes & Packaging is to expand its packaging manufacturing business into a new 52,000 sq ft unit at Thorne Park in Doncaster.
Capita Document & Information Services is to relocate its Birmingham printing operation to its site in Mansfield in October, casting doubt on the future of up to 35 jobs.
Fairprint, the Dundee-based printing company with 100 staff, has been acquired by Cimpress for more than £20m.
Macfarlane Group is to acquire One Packaging, the Nottinghamshire-based packaging distributor, for an initial £2m.
Instantprint is looking to create up to 135 jobs at its new £7m printing plant at Brookfields Park in Rotherham over the next year.
Roberts Mart is to expand the 170-strong workforce at its Leeds-based packaging films factory with up to 20 new jobs, following a £2m investment.
PPS has acquired Alison Handling Services, the Preston-based plastic packaging firm, following a £5m investment.
CFH Docmail has bought the assets of Glasgow-based printing firm BSS Scotland for undisclosed terms, with the transfer of 39 staff to Livingston.
Fluid Branding has acquired Falcon Print & Promotions, the Suffolk-based corporate merchandise firm with 13 staff, for undisclosed terms.
William Beckett, the Sheffield-based plastic packaging manufacturer, has been acquired by US-based MOCAP for undisclosed terms.
Rosewood Packaging has acquired Scott Packaging's Wolverhampton business for undisclosed terms, taking its workforce to 140.
Elanders Packaging has acquired a 17,000 sq ft unit at the Righead Industrial Estate in Bellshill.
Impressions Labels of Sri Lanka is to create up to 25 jobs at its new 5,000 sq ft office and warehouse in Braintree.
Omnicell is planning to set up a 44,000 sq ft medical packaging plant in Salford, with the creation of 55 jobs.
Wyndeham Group is recruiting up to 48 staff from the former Artisan Press business in Leicester, having acquired the Artisan site and two industrial binders.
Greyhound Box, the Leeds-based packaging firm with 30 staff, has undergone a management buy-out for undisclosed terms.
Woolcool is planning to double the 25-strong workforce at its new wool packaging factory in Stone by the end of the year.
Coral Products of Merseyside has bought the plastic containers plant and machinery assets of Neiman Packaging for £0.5m.
Quantrelle Packaging Solutions is to double the size of its contact packing facility in Enfield to 46,000 sq ft this summer.
Charpak is to expand the 110-strong workforce at its Huntingdon-based packaging factory with ten new jobs.
Logson Group has acquired Jardin Corrugated Cases, the Cambridgeshire-based packaging supplier with turnover of £15m.
Westsell, the Somerset-based packaging wholesaler, has undergone a management buy-out backed by Lloyds Bank.
DiamondPak has acquired Atlantic Box for undisclosed terms, and corrugated cardboard production will transfer from Cardiff to Pontypool.
Certags, the Australian supplier of inspection tags, is creating up to 15 jobs at its new office in Manchester over the next year.
Ellis Industrial Packaging, the Cardiff-based packaging distributor, has been acquired by US-based Transilwrap Company.
Mail Workshop and Parcelhub are to expand the 75-strong workforce at their Nottingham-based warehousing and packing operations with up to ten new jobs this year.
PHS Teacrate is creating up to 20 jobs at a new crate washing facility in Durham.
Northwood Paper Sales has acquired Disposables UK, the West Yorkshire-based paper products supplier with 85 staff, for undisclosed terms.
Accrol Papers is planning to expand the 420-strong workforce at its tissue paper factory in Blackburn with 100 new jobs this year.
RMGroup is to create 17 jobs at its new £1.5m robotic packaging machinery factory at Newtown in Powys.
Hay Hampers is to relocate its Lincolnshire-based luxury foods business to a 6,300 sq ft warehouse in Bourne in June.
JZ Flowers is seeking permission to expand its flower packing facility at Newport in East Yorkshire by 135,000 sq ft.
Your Embroidery Services is setting up a 17,000 sq ft printing machinery factory on Sovereign Way in Mansfield.
Closed Loop Recycling, the Dagenham-based plastic bottle recycling firm with 130 staff, has been bought out of administration by Euro Capital.
Antalis Packaging has bought 1st Class Packaging, Donington Packaging Supplies and Parkside Packaging from Northampton-based PaperlinX, with the transfer of 63 staff.
Par-Pak Group has acquired Deltaform, the Somerset-based rigid packaging manufacturer with 200 staff, for undisclosed terms.
Pinnacle Office Equipment, the Cardiff-based printing firm, has undergone a management buy-out for undisclosed terms.
Ultimate Packaging is to invest £4m in the installation of new equipment at its factory in Grimsby over the next few months.
Jablite, the polystyrene manufacturer with 150 staff in Aberdeen, Kent, Lancashire, West Sussex and Yorkshire, has undergone a £26m management buy-out.
Faerch Plast has acquired Anson Packaging, the Cambridgeshire-based manufacturer of thermoformed packaging.
Vink Holdings has bought the assets of Visual Technology Solutions from the administrators of Northampton-based Paperlinx, with the transfer of 66 staff.
RAJA Group has acquired Morplan, the Harlow-based packaging and retail supplies firm with 120 staff and stores in Bristol, Glasgow and London.
Priory Press is to relocate its Co Down-based food packaging business to a new factory in Conlig by May, with the creation of five jobs.
Smurfit Kappa of Ireland is to acquire Inspirepac, the packaging company with 279 staff in Chesterfield and Wetherby, for £43m.
Statestrong has undergone a pre-pack administration, securing the future of 80 jobs at its Lancashire-based aerosol products business.
Adare Group, the Huddersfield-based printing and marketing firm with 900 staff, has undergone a £60m management buy-out backed by private equity firm Endless.
Eurofilms is to expand the 80-strong workforce at its pallet wrapping factory in Telford with 30 new jobs, as part of a £2.5m investment in new equipment.
Duo UK is looking to expand the 130-strong workforce at its Manchester-based packaging business, having agreed a multi-million pound funding package.
PFF Packaging Group has acquired Intelligent Packaging Solutions, the Sunderland-based food packaging supplier, for undisclosed terms.
Welshpool Printing Group has acquired NRG Direct Mail, the Shrewsbury-based mailing house with eight staff.
Northern Paper Board is investing £1.3m in the expansion of its box packaging factory in Skipton this year, including a new 22,000 sq ft warehouse.
Kite Packaging is to relocate its Portsmouth-based warehouse and office to a larger 22,000 sq ft site in May.
Essential Supply Products is planning to relocate its Malvern-based disposable tissues business to a 7.5-hectare site at Blackmore Park.
SGS International, the Hull-based packaging design firm with 350 staff, is to relocate its headquarters to a 18,000 sq ft office at Bridgehead in September.
CBS Packaging is expanding the 80-strong workforce at its packaging factory in West Bromwich with up to 20 new jobs.
Bluetree Design & Print is relocating its Rotherham-based printing business and 150 staff to an 87,000 sq ft site at Brookfields Park.
Northern Packaging, the Lancashire-based corrugated packaging manufacturer with 80 staff, has been acquired by investment firm CorpAcq.
KB Extruders is to expand the 30-strong workforce at its Birmingham-based sacks and bin liners factory with up to 25 new jobs over the next year.
Callprint is to relocate its Birmingham-based printing operation to a 12,000 sq ft site near the Aston Expressway in May.
British Polythene Industries is to invest £5m in the expansion of its factory at Ardeer in North Ayrshire.
Rexam, the drinks can maker with 700 staff at plants in Luton, Milton Keynes and Wakefield, has agreed to be acquired by US-based Ball for £4.4bn.
Encore Envelopes is seeking a suitable site in the North East to relocate its new packaging solutions division, with the creation of 20 jobs.
Kite Packaging has acquired Burnhead Packaging Supplies, the Sittingbourne-based packaging distributor with 11 staff.
Acorn Recyclers is seeking permission to build a paper recycling plant at RAF Kirton Lindsey in Lincolnshire, with the creation of 15 jobs.
Annodata has acquired Staff Technology Systems, the Wetherby-based print services firm, for undisclosed terms.
Arc International is planning to create 20 new jobs at its glass and tableware supplies site in Pershore over the next few months.
GT4 Group has acquired Creative Colour Bureau to create a combined Scottish commercial printing group with 80 staff.
Leicester Tissue Company is considering three potential sites in Leicester for a new factory, with the creation of up to 350 jobs.
PBS Packaging is expanding its plastic bags manufacturing business with a new 10,000 sq ft unit on the Stoneferry Industrial Estate in Hull.
Begbies Traynor has announced the sale of ANA Food Packaging out of administration to ANA Poultry Services, saving 22 jobs in Cannock.
MWL Print Group has been bought out of liquidation by the owner of Zenith Print & Packaging, securing the future of 96 jobs in Pontypool.
PM Solutions is to relocate its Edinburgh-based printing business and 15 staff to a £1.2m 15,000 sq ft site nearby in June.
Esterform Packaging has acquired the business of Constar UK, the North Yorkshire-based plastic packaging supplier.
Tipografic has acquired a 16,000 sq ft warehouse in Wallasey for the expansion of its label printing business.
Pureprint has acquired a majority stake in Imprint Group, the Newcastle-based printing firm with 100 staff, for undisclosed terms.
W&M Watson Packaging has acquired Peter Bryson Packaging, the Glasgow-based polythene products distributor.
Dataquest UK has acquired Smartech UK, the London-based supplier of printing and scanning systems, for undisclosed terms.
Glencairn Crystal has bought Burns Crystal, the Ayrshire-based supplier of decanters and glasses, for undisclosed terms.
Totalpost has acquired Mailing & Mechanisation UK, the Daventry-based supplier of mail machinery.
Encirc, the former Quinn Glass bottle manufacturing business with a factory in County Fermanagh, is to be acquired by Vidrala of Spain for more than £300m.
DiamondPak of Pontypool has merged with PH Laminators, the Bristol-based print finishing firm with 11 staff.
Linpac, the Birmingham-based packaging company with 2,700 staff, has been acquired by US-based hedge fund Strategic Value Partners.
Nice-Pak International is to set up a 400,000 sq ft wet wipes factory at Westwood in Wigan, with the creation of 100 jobs.
Multi-Color Corporation has acquired Multi Labels, the Daventry-based supplier of drinks labels with annual revenue of £10m.
Southgate Packaging has acquired McKindy Strap, the Birmingham-based strapping equipment manufacturer.
MetroMail is to expand the 220-strong workforce at its Seaham-based mailing and printing business with ten new jobs.
Kimberly Clark is planning to invest £40m in the expansion of its baby wipes factory in Flintshire by 2016, with the creation of 40 jobs.