Logson Group, the UK’s largest independent supplier of corrugated packaging, announces the acquisition of the Cardboard Box Company, an independent sheet plant based in Accrington, Lancashire. The Cardboard Box Company has a turnover of more than £17m and is one of the UK’s best-invested sheet plants, with 90 employees.
Peter Street, Owner and Founder of the company, commented; “It has been a great journey since I first entered the packaging sector with the Cardboard Box Company in 1999. I have great trust in the Logson team to guide the business on the next stage of the journey. They know us well and understand the culture we have worked so hard to develop. I look forward to supporting the business in an ambassadorial role for many years to come.
Alex Kelly, CEO of Logson Group added; “Having courted Peter for many years, we are delighted to have finally acquired, what we believe, is one of the UK’s finest sheet plants. The business is well positioned to meet the increasing demands of key high growth sectors including Home Retail, FMCG and POS.
Ken Shackleton Managing Director at the Cardboard Box Company, who will continue to lead the business, commented; “This is a great fit for our business, the Logson approach will allow us to maintain our identity and entrepreneurial flair, backed by the financial strength and scale of the UK’s largest independent corrugated packaging group. We have exciting plans for our business moving forward and this move can only enhance our offering to both new and existing customers.”
The Cardboard Box Company will continue to operate as a stand-alone brand within the Logson Group, joining sister brands of Board24, Boxes and Packaging, Cases24, Boxshop and Jardin Corrugated. Collectively they form a unique mix of companies offering a full range of corrugated packaging solutions from 18 locations across the UK.