Southgate has acquired packaging equipment business Packaging Aids, better known as Packer, in an undisclosed deal.
Southgate commercial director Charles McIntyre said: “Southgate’s acquisition of Packer supports our vision of becoming the UK’s most comprehensive value partner to packaging distributors, for industrial packaging equipment and associated consumables.”
The King’s Lynn, Norfolk-based firm has 650 distributors across the UK and 67 in the EU. Paker is based in Basildon, Essex.
Packer MD Steve Sweeney said that the acquisition was “a great moment for our distributors”.
“The idea of the two brands Southgate and Packer coming together, I think is going to create a great synergy in the marketplace,” he added.