Acquisitions

Smurfit Kappa acquires Atlas Packaging

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Smurfit Kappa UK Limited has announced the acquisition of Atlas Packaging an independent supplier of corrugated packaging based in Barnstaple, North Devon. The company is well invested with a strong market presence in the UK which allows them to meet the needs of and deliver value to its broad customer base. With a particularly strong presence in shelf ready packaging, gift boxing and the e-commerce sector, they offer an exciting and broad range of innovative products.

«I am delighted with this acquisition and to welcome another strong professional management team into the Smurfit Kappa organisation,» comments Eddie Fellows, CEO of Smurfit Kappa Corrugated UK & Ireland. «The business has an established customer base across several industries and an excellent reputation. This acquisition will further strengthen our ability to service the UK market and our customers with innovative and sustainable packaging solutions».

SKUK has operations throughout the UK and is a subsidiary of Smurfit Kappa Group which is a world leader in paper-based packaging with listings on the London and Irish stock exchanges.

«We are delighted to now be part of a world-class organization in Smurfit Kappa,» says Jason Sharman, Atlas Packaging general director. «Atlas represents a success story in North Devon as it has created hundreds of jobs and expanded to four sites in Barnstaple and Bridgwater in Somerset».