UK-based Glossop Cartons has taken over the business of Contact Print and Packaging to expand its portfolio and reach within the country.

Financial details about the transaction have not been disclosed.

A subsidiary of Contact Holdings, Contact Print and Packaging prints and generates folding cartons, as well as delivers packaging supply chain solutions to blue-chip organisations.

Glossop will be transferring its operations from its current location in Padfield, Derbyshire, to Contact Print and Packaging’s Stockport centre in Cheshire by the end of this year.

The Stockport site includes three purpose-built production and warehouse units, along with an artwork studio, which is equipped with digital workflow technologies.

Supported with better transport links and larger premises with a superior layout, the new site is expected to help Glossop in utilising its conventional and digital packaging capabilities completely to meet demands in the UK and worldwide.

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"Contact Print’s reputation as a leading specialist in packaging is unrivalled."

Glossop Cartons sales director Jacky Sidebottom-Every said: "Contact Print’s reputation as a leading specialist in packaging is unrivalled, and its new state-of-the-art production facilities are well-recognised by its clients within the food, pharmaceutical, beverage and gifting sectors.

"Contact Print and Packaging has BRC and Pharmaceutical accreditation along with ISO 9001 and Glossop Cartons has ISO 9001, 14001 and 18001. Together, we’ll have the required standards to produce packaging for all sectors with confidence and with the ethical standards to back up our manufacturing processes going forward."

The firm has recently introduced a personalised packaging service, which is supported with digital personalisation and is the first of its kind in the UK.

The service uses bespoke elements including graphics, images, copy and artwork to make the packaging appealing to consumers.

Image: Glossop Cartons delivers carton board packaging products, including plain cartons. Photo: courtesy of nuttakit via