Hanson in packaging venture

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A new packaging sales company Hanson PH has been launched based at Hanson Logistics site in Huddersfield.

The company is a joint venture between Hanson Family Holdings and pH Europe and  will stock and distribute long-life plastic boxes, crates, and pallets under a deal with Schoeller Arca Systems.

Peter Wade, commercial director for Hanson PH, said the new venture capitalised on the core capabilities of the existing companies and would secure and create new jobs in Huddersfield.

He said: “Hanson PH anticipates strong growth in the sector over the coming years as the UK emerges from recession and more companies adopt re-usable packaging to reduce waste and deliver goods cost-effectively.”

Hanson Family Holdings is the umbrella under which the Hanson family interests and companies are monitored.

Last year it bought a 20 per cent stake in Sinojie (HK), a chemical trading and procurement business with offices in Hong Kong and Shanghai.

Robert Hanson, chairman of Hanson Family Holdings said: “Significant synergies are expected between Hanson’s existing businesses and Sinojie Hanson’s operations, which occupy strongly complementary positions in the industrial chemicals supply chain. This acquisition marks a first step in Hanson Family Holdings’s intention to grow its emerging market operations around the core logistics business and it expects to make similar moves over the coming months.”

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