UK-based luxury packaging manufacturer Pollard Boxes has acquired design manufacturer Clarke Rubicon for an undisclosed sum.

Clarke Rubicon manufactures presentation packaging and supplies several products to both the retail and commercial sectors.Pollard Boxes specialises in the design and production of new packs for luxury drinks, beauty and personal care, gifts, multi-media, publishing, and games markets.

The merger combines the businesses’ complementary skills and will provide customers a wide choice of packaging solutions with improved service and support.

Pollard Boxes’ managing director Mark Pollard said: "The company has a deserved reputation for the quality of its products and services. Working together, we will be able to further enhance and develop our capabilities to provide our customers with unparalleled levels of technical excellence from a UK manufacturer.

"We are especially pleased that the Clarke Rubicon’s management team of David Warren, Jim Burton, and Phil Kendal are all remaining with the business."

"The merger combines the businesses’ complementary skills providing customers packaging solutions with improved service and support."

Following the deal, Clarke Rubicon will continue to trade from its site in Stephenson Industrial Estate in Coalville, retaining its existing management team.

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The company’s managing director Jim Burton said: "This offers additional opportunities for Clarke Rubicon and its employees.

"We have long admired the Pollard business model and look forward to playing our part in the successful development of the combined businesses.

"Our customers will continue to deal with our own sales people while at the same time having access to an even wider range of facilities and expertise to provide the highest quality packaging solutions."

Image: Pollard Boxes specialises in the design and production of rigid box. Photo: courtesy of Pollard Boxes.