Macfarlane Group joins United Nations Global Compact

Macfarlane Group joins United Nations Global Compact

Declan BarbourMacfarlane Group, Macfarlane Packaging

Macfarlane Group PLC, the UK’s leading distributor of protective packaging, has joined the United Nations Global Compact, underlining the company’s commitment to helping create a safer and more sustainable world. The UN Global Compact is the largest corporate sustainability initiative in the world and represents an undertaking made by businesses, civil society and public bodies to align their strategies and …

Macfarlane Packaging launches its most sustainable stock box range ever

Macfarlane Packaging launches its most sustainable stock box range ever

Declan BarbourMacfarlane Group, Macfarlane Packaging

Macfarlane Packaging has relaunched its standard single and double wall “stock box” range in its most sustainable offering yet. With 55% of consumers in its own 2023 Unboxing Survey* now demanding that retailers focus on using recycled packaging materials that can be reused or recycled, the move is designed to help Macfarlane’s customers to meet that consumer demand. Details are …

Acquisition of specialist protective packaging business B&D

Acquisition of specialist protective packaging business B&D

Declan BarbourMacfarlane Packaging

Macfarlane announces the acquisition of B&D 2010 Group Limited (“B&D”), a specialist protective packaging business based in the South of England.  This earnings enhancing acquisition is in line with Macfarlane’s stated strategy of building its protective packaging business through a combination of organic and acquisitive growth. B&D is a well-established business employing 15 staff and supplying customers in the growing …

Macfarlane Packaging helps feed 1 million pets in need through logistics support for Blue Cross charity

Macfarlane Packaging helps feed 1 million pets in need through logistics support for Blue Cross charity

Declan BarbourMacfarlane Packaging

Today (5th September 2023) is International Day of Charity and Macfarlane Packaging is marking the milestone of having helped feed 1 million pets in need. Blue Cross is one of Macfarlane’s chosen charity partners and Macfarlane supports it by providing transport and storage for pet food donations so they can be delivered to where they are needed most for the …

Macfarlane Packaging strengthens leadership team with key senior appointment

Macfarlane Packaging strengthens leadership team with key senior appointment

Declan BarbourMacfarlane Group, Macfarlane Packaging

Macfarlane Group PLC announces that it has appointed David Mansfield to the newly created leadership role of Managing Director – Macfarlane Packaging Distribution. David, who joins the business later this month, brings to Macfarlane broad protective packaging industry experience both from a manufacturer and distributor perspective. He worked at Sealed Air for 19 years in a variety of sales and …

CONSUMERS TO UNPACK THEIR OPINIONS ON PACKAGING AS MACFARLANE LAUNCHES 8TH ANNUAL UNBOXING SURVEY

Consumers to unpack their opinions as Macfarlane launches 8th annual unboxing survey

Declan BarbourMacfarlane Packaging

Macfarlane Packaging, the UK’s leading distributor of protective packaging, is today (3 July 2023) asking consumers to unpack their opinions on packaging as it launches its 8th annual unboxing* survey. The yearly survey provides invaluable, constructive insights into consumer experiences with ecommerce packaging and the impact it has on their online shopping habits. Online retailers and their third-party logistics partners …

Macfarlane Packaging launches new rapid box assembly system

Macfarlane Packaging launches new rapid box assembly system

Declan BarbourMacfarlane Packaging

Macfarlane Packaging today (12 June 2023) announces the launch of an innovative new rapid box assembly system that helps packers build cardboard boxes in seconds and increase packing efficiency by up to 70%. Created by Macfarlane’s Innovation Lab team, the new patent-pending solution has been designed to increase operational productivity by reducing manual box assembly times from 10 seconds to …

Macfarlane Packaging’s new Innovation Lab at its flagship Northwest Regional Distribution Centre in Heywood, near Manchester.

Macfarlane launches new packaging Innovation Lab

Declan BarbourMacfarlane Packaging

Macfarlane Packaging, the UK’s leading distributor of protective packaging, has opened its second packaging Innovation Lab at its flagship Northwest Regional Distribution Centre in Heywood, near Manchester. The 5,000 square foot customer facility is fully equipped to create solutions for the most demanding packaging challenges and fully test them to ensure they can withstand the rigours of supply chain handling. …

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Macfarlane Group PLC acquires A.E. Suttons Limited

Laura MenendezMacfarlane Group, Macfarlane Packaging

Macfarlane Group PLC (“Macfarlane”) is pleased to announce the acquisition of A.E. Sutton Limited, trading as Suttons Performance Packaging (“Suttons”), a specialist protective packaging manufacturing business based in Cambridgeshire.  The earnings enhancing acquisition is in line with Macfarlane’s declared strategy of building its protective packaging business through a combination of organic and acquisitive growth. Strategic highlights Founded in 1962, Suttons …