Antalis buys Paperlinx packaging companies

Antalis has bought three independent British packaging companies from PaperlinX UK. These companies – 1st Class Packaging, Donington Packaging Supplies and Parkside Packaging – have continued to operate as normal since PaperlinX UK was placed into administration on 1st April and are said to be established, successful packaging distributors.

Antalis is already the second largest paper merchant in the world – and the biggest in Europe – with a turnover of €2.585 billion in 2014. The Group employs 5,585 people serving over 120,000 clients, companies and printers, in 44 countries. The acquisition should help Antalis grow its packaging business to over £80 million annual sales.

David Hunter, Managing Director at Antalis commented: “We are really pleased to acquire these great businesses as this further reinforces Antalis as a key player in packaging in the UK. This acquisition also secures the jobs for their 63 employees who have experienced some uncertainty over recent weeks. For them and their customers, it is now very much business as usual.”


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