UNITED KINGDOM (News release) -- AR Packaging broadens its offering to the UK food and healthcare customers by adding local folding carton production through the acquisition of Firstan Holdings Ltd, including its subsidiary Firstan Limited. This strategic move makes the Group a key multi-category provider of folding cartons, flexibles and fibre-based containers in the UK.
"It is with great pleasure we welcome the Firstan company and its employees to our AR Packaging family. This addition is of significant strategic importance to strengthen our position on the UK market", said Harald Schulz, CEO and President of AR Packaging. "Together with our existing two plants in the UK, Firstan provides an excellent platform for further growth in this important and fast-moving market."
Firstan Ltd is a leading independent folding carton manufacturer with focus on quality, customer service and operational efficiency. Its factory, located in Godmanchester, Cambridgeshire, is a streamlined production facility with best in class machinery and operating systems. The company's 140 skilled employees are dedicated to the design and manufacture of printed cartons for the food, pharmaceutical, healthcare and cosmetic sectors.