McLaren acquires Glenhaze

26/01/2024

PORT Glasgow-based McLaren Packaging has acquired Bathgate-based protective packaging company Glenhaze for an undisclosed sum.

Glenhaze is a market leader in the production of sustainable, paper-based, and innovative product protection for the spirit, glass manufacturing and e-commerce sectors.

Donald McLaren, Managing Director, McLaren Packaging, said: “Glenhaze offers a range of services that complement our broader product offering. We look forward to working alongside the team at Glenhaze to develop new business.

“We are retaining the Glenhaze premises in Bathgate, together with all 25 employees so, as far as Glenhaze clients and staff are concerned, it will be business as usual.

“A vital aspect of our interest in Glenhaze is our shared values as responsible employers and manufacturers.

“Like ourselves, Glenhaze is a family business with a laser-focus on quality and service. That’s been a huge part of its success – so we share a like-minded approach to the drinks market, offering an important product that protects the valuable products our customers produce.

“Corrugate is a material that we know well through our existing operations. The manufacture of specialised corrugate divisions gives us an attractive niche in the supply of protective packaging to a range of sectors.

“With our capability to supply solid board divisions to the drinks sector, this acquisition adds another string to our bow and represents a logical addition to our overall product portfolio, enabling us to access a wider customer base with a broader range of products.”

Gary McCulloch, Glenhaze Managing Director, added: “I’m delighted by this venture with McLaren Packaging which will benefit Glenhaze and our clients through the provision of a seamless continuity of services, while giving them access to an even broader range of paper-based packaging products and look forward to working alongside the McLaren Packaging management team.”

Established in 1994, Glenhaze’s modern, purpose-built factory was designed with efficiency and process flow in mind to ensure a faster turnaround of client requirements. A leading-edge CAD-controlled system supports the rapid creation of prototypes to ensure speedy new product developments.

All Glenhaze products are 100% recyclable and can be made from 100% recycled paper underpinned by ISO 14001 environmental accreditation.

Founded in 1979, McLaren Packaging manufactures a wide range of paper-based packaging for the premium drinks and Scotch whisky sectors. At the forefront of paper-based packaging throughout its 45-year history, it operates from eight factories in Central Scotland with annual revenues of £45m and a workforce totalling 300.

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