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Antalis takes PaperlinX packaging

Thursday, 07 May 2015
By Print 21 Online Article

Global paper and packaging distributor Antalis has bought PaperlinX UK’s packaging operation in a deal that will take its UK packaging supplies business to £80 million a year.

Antalis has acquired three packaging companies – 1st Class Packaging, Donington Packaging Supplies and Parkside Packaging – which have all been up for sale since the collapse of PaperlinX UK last month.  The companies, with a estimated total turnover of £20m, have continued to operate as normal since PaperlinX UK was placed into administration on 1st April.

David Hunter, managing director at Antalis, said the acquisition would further enhance the company’s position as a key player in the UK packaging sector and would secure the jobs of 63 employees.

Antalis is a major distributor of packaging systems and products, including materials such as cartons, containers, bubble film, wrapping papers and tapes, packaging machinery and bespoke solutions, and also provides professional consultancy services to analyse packaging logistics.