Smurfit Kappa acquires Atlas Packaging
Smurfit Kappa UK Limited (SKUK), an integrated manufacturer of paper-based packaging products, has announced the acquisition of Atlas Packaging.
Atlas Packaging, based in Barnstaple, North Devon, is an independent corrugated packaging provider. 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.
Eddie Fellows (pictured on the right alongside Adrian Cornwell and Jason Sharman), CEO of Smurfit Kappa Corrugated UK & Ireland, commented:
“I am delighted with this acquisition and to welcome another strong professional management team into the Smurfit Kappa organisation. 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. General Manager of Atlas Packaging, Jason Sharman said:
“We are delighted to now be a part of a world class organisation in Smurfit Kappa. Atlas has been a North Devon success story creating hundreds of jobs and expanding to four sites in Barnstaple and Bridgwater in Somerset. Our thanks go to our outgoing Chairman Adrian Gamble (pictured) for his vision in establishing the firm in 1983.”