Macpac acquire Hamilton Plastic Packaging

Here at Macpac we are delighted to announce the acquisition of the Northampton based business of Hamilton Plastic Packaging.

A seamless transfer of all production from Northampton to Macpac's newly refurbished manufacturing facility at Stockport has been scheduled for completion by the end of August 2011. The Hamilton sales team have been retained and will continue to operate as previously for the benefit of all customers.

Both companies operate Illig thermoforming machinery so all tooling owned by Hamilton customers will be completely compatible with Macpac's machines. This was a major factor for consideration in the purchase and part of a package of measures to ensure that Hamilton customers continue to receive an uninterrupted and expected high level of service without any additional cost.

The added bonus for Hamilton customers is that Macpac's machines are newer and feature pressure forming for improved quality and lead times. They have just taken delivery of a new RV74c pressure former making it the fourth new machine to be brought into service in the past 2 years. Macpac's in-house design and tooling division will also be a major asset for Hamilton customers with new projects to consider. The toolrooms are equipped with 24 station CNC machinery for the fast production of precision tooling. Macpac can also offer substantial warehousing space for storing high levels of finished goods as well as a contract packing service, a facility previously not available in-house from Hamilton.

Hamilton managing director Andrew Sidders emphasised the importance of finding the right company to ensure his customers receive continuity of service and access to advanced facilities. He also expressed his thanks to all customers for their support over the years.

Macpac managing director Graham Kershaw stated his delight at the purchase and that the Hamilton customer base was a perfect fit with that of Macpac's. He went on to say that 'over the coming weeks we will demonstrate our capability to all Hamilton customers putting new and improved services at their disposal. The fact that we are BRC/IOP accredited should immediately reassure any food industry customers of our credentials. We're really looking forward to working with our new customers and helping to improve their businesses'.
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