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.

Macfarlane Labels invests in new printing press in response to customer and consumer demand

Dylan MacdonaldGeneral News

Macfarlane Labels, a leading specialist in self-adhesive and resealable labels, has invested over £700,000 in response to the current and future needs of major brand owners. The labels business, based in Kilmarnock, has installed a new high spec Nilpeter FA 10-colour Flexo press this month (see image). The investment complements the recent additions of an HP Digital Press and an …

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Macfarlane Packaging invests further £200,000 in new tech for innovation lab

Dylan MacdonaldMacfarlane Packaging

Macfarlane Packaging, the UK’s largest distributor of protective packaging materials, has further enhanced the capability of its Innovation Lab to create authentic, innovative and effective packaging solutions that help customers to reduce their total cost of packaging and environmental impact. The company’s £200,000 investment in new technology at its Innovation Lab means that customers visiting the facility can see precisely …

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Macfarlane Group PLC: Trading Update

Dylan MacdonaldMacfarlane Group

Trading Update At our Annual General Meeting in May we announced that the trading performance in the first quarter of 2020 had been strong with profits well ahead of the same period in 2019.  However, we indicated that we expected demand in the second quarter to reduce by between 20% and 25% of the level achieved in 2019 due to …

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Macfarlane Group issues COVID-19 trading update

Dylan MacdonaldMacfarlane Group

Macfarlane Group PLC (“Macfarlane” or the “Company”) COVID-19 Trading Update The Board is committed to following all of the UK Government’s guidance in response to COVID-19, as well as ensuring the long-term sustainability and success of the Company.  The measures being taken by the Company are detailed below together with a summary of its financial position and liquidity. 2020 Trading …

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Macfarlane Group Acquires Business of Armagrip

Dylan MacdonaldMacfarlane Group

In line with its strategy of building the business through a combination of organic and acquisitive growth, Macfarlane Group PLC, (“Macfarlane”) the UK’s largest distributor of protective packaging, announces the acquisition of the business of Teesside-based Armagrip Limited (“Armagrip”). Armagrip is a well-established protective packaging distribution business that focuses on customers primarily in the industrials sector across the North of …

Macfarlane Group PLC 2018 Preliminary Results

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Glasgow headquartered Macfarlane Group PLC, the UK’s largest distributor of protective packaging products, has today (21 February 2019) announced its results for 2018, revealing its ninth successive year of profit growth. Macfarlane Group PLC achieved another year of significant growth in 2018 with sales of £217.3m, (2017: £196.0m) 11% ahead of 2017 and profit before tax and exceptional items of …