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Premier acquires lamination film specialist Zulu Packaging

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Lamination film specialist Zulu Packaging Limited has been acquired by Premier Paper Group.

Zulu Packaging provides products for a wide range of lamination and packaging film requirements, including, flexible packaging films for direct food contact, lamination films for carton producers and a stock range of lamination films for commercial print.

The company will now become a specialist division of the Premier group and will be known as Premier Lamination Films.

Michael Beever, managing director, Premier, commented on the acquisition: ‘I am delighted to welcome Zulu Packaging to Premier. Lamination films are sold very successfully in many countries across the wider JPP group and we have used this experience and expertise to identify opportunities to further expand our product offer to existing and new customers. Many of our existing commercial print customers can now source their lamination film requirements from Premier with an extensive range of films available from stock that can be delivered with their paper order. It will also allow us to provide packaging converters with a greater choice of products that complements our expanding carton and graphical board business.’

‘From a business perspective the acquisition makes good sense. The synergies that can be achieved, particularly in the area of stockholding and distribution, means that we can offer an enhanced service with very few incremental costs and this additional range of products provides greater choice and convenience for our customers,’ he added.

Steve Creates, managing director at Zulu Packaging, commented: ‘We are delighted to be joining Premier and the wider JPP family. I am looking forward to working with the Premier teams to grow our business together and take our products to new areas of the market.’

Steve’s background as a chemist, has provided him with the necessary skills and technical knowledge to provide guidance to organisations who have specific film requirements. The business has been built on working closely with customers to identify their specific needs and using his experience to source the correct products that meet the exact requirements of customers.


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