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Smurfit Kappa to acquire Saxon Packaging

​3 November 2016


Smurfit Kappa UK, an integrated manufacturer of paper-based packaging products with operations throughout the UK, announces the acquisition of Saxon Packaging.

Saxon Packaging, based in Lowestoft, Norfolk is an independent converter of board into corrugated boxes and fitments.  The company has invested over the past three years in latest technology machinery which allows the company to meet the needs of its broad customer base in Suffolk, East Anglia and the Home Counties.

Clive Bowers, CEO of Smurfit Kappa UK commented “I am delighted with this acquisition which will integrate another strong professional management team into the Smurfit Kappa organisation.  The culture of this company is very much aligned with the Smurfit Kappa philosophy, having built excellent businesses in selected customer and product sectors which will add to our existing strengths.  These acquisitions support our continued drive to ‘Open the future’ within the UK packaging market, further developing our customer offer, brand and reputation in a way that truly sets us apart. 

Smurfit Kappa UK is a subsidiary of the Smurfit Kappa Group which is a world leader in paper-based packaging with operations in Europe and The Americas and is quoted on the London and Irish stock exchanges. 

Smurfit Kappa to acquire Saxon Packaging