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Packaging - 2009
TALL Group has acquired Card Data Management, the Petersfield-based security printing firm trading as ID Data.
Formpro MM has gone into administration through KPMG, but 61 of the 180 jobs at its Bristol-based printing business have been saved with the sale of the digital division to Latcham Consulting.
BemroseBooth is planning to shed up to 60 jobs in Derby, and its security print production work will relocate to Riverside Road on Pride Park in February.
Alternative Supply Company has been sold out of administration by Grant Thornton to a new company called Intelpack, securing 60 jobs at its plastic packaging business in Northumberland.
GW Chapman & Sons has been sold out of administration by SFP to a new company created by a former director, securing 21 jobs at its West Drayton-based printing business.
Wrap Film Systems has acquired Baco Products, the Amersham-based supplier of food storage products, for undisclosed terms.
Webtech is to invest £5m in the expansion of its flexible labels business in Enniskillen, with the creation of up to 50 jobs.
Yorkshire Marine Containers, the Beverley-based container manufacturer with 26 staff, has been bought out of administration by ECO Modular Living for undisclosed terms.
Kruger Tissue has sold its UK tissue paper operations, including 180 staff in Trafford Park, Disley and North Wales, to Northwood Paper Sales of Middlesex.
Lick Digital has acquired Topcopy from Prime Active Capital, creating a combined Leeds-based digital printing group with 20 staff.
Casepak, the paper recycling and waste management company, is planning to set up a recycling facility on a 13-acre site at the Fairway Business Park in Leicester, with the creation of 90 jobs.
Intertissue is looking into the possibility of extending its paper mill in Port Talbot, which could create up to 150 new jobs.
Cats Solutions has acquired the document and printing services assets of Legal Document Services International for undisclosed terms.
Graham & Heslip has been sold out of administration by BDO to C&R Print, securing 81 jobs at its printing operation in Northern Ireland.
Closures is to create 38 jobs at a new 30,000 sq ft plastic packaging factory about to open on its existing site in Mansfield.
WRAP has issued a tender for the development of a new national call centre to provide advice on the sustainable use of resources, in preparation for the delivery of a number of Defra programmes from April 2010.
Maincolour Print, the Macclesfield-based digital printing firm, has been bought out of administration by a new company called Arrival Data.
BSW Group has acquired Howie Forest Products, the Dalbeattie-based supplier of timber pallets and packaging, for £30m.
Rexam has sold its Petainer PET packaging business to NextWave and WHEB Ventures for £16m.
Bell & Bain, the Glasgow-based academic book printing firm with 90 staff, is to be sold by Prime Active Capital to a management team for £2.5m.
Just Chem has won planning permission to set up a new chemical packing facility in Tarporley, Cheshire.
P&J has been sold out of administration to four directors, securing all 33 jobs at its Stockport-based pattern book manufacturing business.
Superior Labels, the Lincolnshire-based label printing company with 58 staff, has been acquired by Reflex Group of Leeds for undisclosed terms.
Doric Anderton has acquired the business and assets of Lancashire-based Food Packaging out of administration, securing the future of 115 jobs.
Cool Blue Box Company is looking to set up a new washing facility for fish boxes at Europarc in Grimsby, with the creation of up to 30 jobs.
Duo Plastics, the polythene packaging manufacturer with 65 staff in Manchester and 50 in Derbyshire, has undergone a management buy-out.
Bonnington Plastics of Loughborough and Pal International of Lutterworth hope to create up to 60 new jobs to cope with rising demand for the supply of disinfectant hand wipes.
Katz Group, the coaster manufacturer with a design team in Leeds, has been acquired by the Koehler Paper Group of Germany.
RW Injection Moulding, the County Durham-based medical packaging company with 50 staff, has been acquired by Classic Industries of the US for undisclosed terms.
Clifton Packaging is planning to expand the 65-strong workforce at its Braunstone-based packaging business with up to 15 new jobs.
Haines Clark, the Redditch-based printing firm with nine staff, has been bought out of administration by Bristol-based Acraman.
TRM Packaging is planning to invest £12m in the expansion of its corrugated packaging factory in Burscough, West Lancashire, in order to secure the future of the 227-strong workforce.
British Polythene Industries is investing £7m in the expansion of its film production site at Ardeer in Ayrshire, with the creation of 40 jobs.
Ecco Newsprint is to start work on the development of a new £275m paper mill at Wilton on Teesside next year, which will create 200 jobs.
Philip Myers Press, the Warrington-based printing firm with 80 staff, has been sold out of administration by Zolfo Cooper to Cheshire-based APS Group.
LT Print Group of Wallasey has merged with Stephenson Print of Prescot, in order to create one of the largest printing groups in the North West.
Firstan is to set up an 80,000 sq ft pharmaceutical packaging warehouse at Cardinal Distribution Park in Huntingdon.
HFW Plastics has been bought out of administration by a management team operating under the name of Thermopak, securing the future of 64 jobs at its Gateshead-based plastics packaging business.
Europackaging, the Birmingham-based packaging supplier with 800 staff worldwide, has been sold by MidOcean Partners back to its founding family for undisclosed terms.
Garnett Dickinson has acquired Acorn Web Offset, the West Yorkshire-based printing facility, from Trader Media Group for undisclosed terms.
Mailway of Bradford has acquired Perpack, the Wakefield-based flow-wrapping company.
Wasdell Packaging is to expand its pharmaceutical contract packing operations in Gloucestershire and Swindon, following the sale of a majority stake in the business to the founder of TD Packaging.
Pega Print, the Rotherham-based printing firm with 12 staff, has undergone a management buy-in.
Skymark Performance Films is to invest £3m in the expansion of its plastics packaging factory in Scunthorpe, with the creation of 80 jobs.
Tenon Recovery has sold the label printing division of West Island Group out of administration to a new company called West Island Label Store, securing 23 jobs on the Isle of Wight.
Ward Knowles has been bought out of administration by Paragon Group, saving 66 jobs at its printing operation in Oswaldtwistle.
Southernprint, the Poole-based magazine printing firm, has been acquired by the owner of Wyndeham Press Group.
Arthur W Clowes, the Cheshire-based packaging printer, has been sold out of administration by MCR to a new company called Clowes Printers (Manchester).
Wellprint, the London-based promotional packaging firm, has been sold out of administration by SFP to a management team.
Klockner Pentaplast is to invest £3m in the expansion of its PET films production plant in Crumlin this year.
Winstonmead is to relocate its Shepshed Knight division from Shepshed to its newly-acquired Q3 Print Project Management office in Loughborough, creating a combined printing business with more than 20 staff.
Mailway has appointed Lenham Storage of Maidstone to provide contract packing and storage services under the name of Mailway Southern, which will create 25 new jobs.
Diageo is to shed up to 900 jobs over the next two years with the closure of a packaging plant in Kilmarnock and the Port Dundas distillery in Glasgow, but 400 jobs will be created through the £86m expansion of a packaging plant in Leven, Fife.
Pollard Boxes has expanded its Leicester-based luxury packaging manufacturing business with the acquisition of Crusader Foil Blockers.
Clinton Cards has bought 196 Birthdays greetings card stores out of administration for £3.5m, securing the future of 1,450 jobs, but the remaining 136 stores will close with the loss of 750 jobs.
Primopost has secured funding to extend its 40,000 sq ft flexible packaging factory in Buxton, which employs more than 80 staff.
Deltaform has bought Chiltern Thermoforming, the Aylesbury-based food packaging manufacturer with 60 staff, out of administration.
Pureprint Group has taken on 12 former staff of Paterson Printing, in order to expand its Uckfield-based digital printing business.
Printing.com is looking to expand its Manchester-based chain of 283 printing outlets to 300 this year.
The Color Company has acquired five printing branches in London and Reading from FedEx Kinko's for undisclosed terms.
Celloglas, the decorative print finisher, is to close its Seacroft production facility in Leeds with the loss of up to 29 jobs, while its Woodley office will relocate to its nearby site in Reading.
Walkers Mcr has been bought out of administration by a new company called Walkers Instore, securing 45 jobs at its Manchester-based promotional materials business.
Cullen, the Glasgow-based medical packaging manufacturer with 87 staff, has been bought out of administration by a former director backed by Allied Irish Bank.
Screenprint Plus has been bought out of administration by a new company called Rencourt, securing 22 jobs at its Norfolk-based printing business.
Harcostar, the Stockport-based drum packaging manufacturer with 50 staff, has sold its business and assets out of administration to Gem Plastics of Ireland.
Domino Printing Sciences is to acquire Labeljet, the Portuguese distributor of coding and marking products, for an initial £3.5m.
WAA has acquired Converge Control, the Runcorn-based print management firm, for undisclosed terms.
Burlington Press, the Cambridge-based printing firm, has been sold out of administration by Tenon Recovery to Blue Point Cambridge.
Vantis Business Recovery Services has sold B&P Lightbrigade's Surrey-based printing consumables division out of administration to a new company called B&P Graphic Supplies.
AGI Labels, the Littlehampton-based printing firm with 50 staff, has undergone a management buy-out for undisclosed terms, and will be renamed AJS Labels.
SBP Creative Solutions has acquired Applecroft Print Management of Edinburgh and Mind's Eye Creative for undisclosed terms.
Mailway Packaging Solutions is to create 40 jobs at its new contract packaging operation in Glasgow.
Lime PM, the Aldershot-based printing firm, has been sold out of administration to Synergy Print Management, saving eight jobs.
Jimminson Packaging Services, the Nottingham-based carton finishing firm with 30 staff, has undergone a £0.7m management buy-out.
Bodleian Library has confirmed plans to build a 300,000 sq ft book storage facility at Keypoint in Swindon by 2010.
Arjo Wiggins is planning to sell its carbonless paper division, which had revenue of £183m in 2008, to a management buy-out.
Bunzl has bought WK Thomas of Chessington and Industrial Supplies of Peterborough out of administration, in order to expand its catering and cleaning products distribution business.
Baird Group has sold Thanet Press, the Kent-based printing firm, to Graham Cummings Group for undisclosed terms.
Elliott Baxter is to relocate its Birmingham-based paper merchants' branch to a larger site in April, while its Southampton branch is being merged with a larger site in Farnborough.
De La Rue is to create 70 new production jobs at its banknote printing plant in Gateshead, taking the workforce to 240.
MetroMail is looking to expand the 250-strong workforce at its printing business in County Durham, following a £5m investment in new equipment.
Kelvin Graphics has been bought out of administration by London-based Port of Call, securing the future of 65 jobs at its Hyde-based printing business.
Deloitte is to sell the assets of Norscreen, the Newcastle-based printing company trading as NSL Integrated Print Solutions, out of administration to Dark Peak Trading of West Yorkshire, securing the future of 52 jobs.
Ralph Allen Press, the Bath-based printing firm with 19 staff, has undergone a management buy-out.
Information Technology Incentives (ITI) and Cromwell Press have been sold out of administration by KPMG to a local businessman, securing about 50 jobs at their Trowbridge-based printing operations.
Best Cover UV of Leeds has bought the Manchester and Bristol printing sites of Celloglas out of administration, saving 28 jobs.
Polyformes has acquired Performance Solution Packaging of Bedfordshire for undisclosed terms, in order to increase its range of protective packaging.
Integrity Print has bought the assets of Topflite Labels out of administration, securing 30 jobs at the Bristol-based label printing firm.
Nestle and IPS First have announced plans to create 100 jobs at a new food co-packing facility due to open at the Nestle site in York in June.
CDMS has acquired Transactis, the London-based data services company with 30 staff.
Weidenhammer UK is planning to invest a further £2m in the expansion of its cardboard packaging production plant in Bradford, and the 45-strong workforce will increase.
Integrity Print has sold Economailer, the Wolverhampton-based print management firm, to Prolog Print Media for undisclosed terms.
Mercury Packaging has acquired Certiforms, the Macclesfield-based food packaging company with turnover of £1.2m.
Macfarlane Group is to sell its plastics operation in Ireland to Procap Holdings for £1.7m, as part of a strategy to focus on packaging distribution and labels.
Celloglas has sold five printing sites in Reading, Birmingham, Leicester and two in Leeds out of administration to a new company called Newcelloco, securing the future of 140 jobs.
St Ives is to sell its US magazine and commercial printing division, which has 564 staff, to management for £27m, in order to reduce debt.