We are pleased to announce that Par-Pak Europe Ltd, the UK division of the Waddington Group, has acquired Deltaform Ltd and its subsidiary Chiltern Thermoforming.
Deltaform and Chiltern Thermoforming are leading independent manufacturers of rigid packaging for the UK food industry known for their customer service and innovative design. Par-Pak Europe is an extrusion and thermoforming company with two plants, its own plant in Milton Keynes and Holfeld Plastics in Arklow, Ireland acquired by Par-Pak in September 2014.
The Waddington Group is a global packaging organisation that operates factories across Canada and North America both in thermoforming, extrusion and injection moulding with product interests in high end premium plastic tableware for the catering and restaurant trades worldwide.
Since the acquisition of Holfeld Plastics in September last year the two businesses have been operating under the Waddington Europe banner - Deltaform and Chiltern Thermoforming join the Group at a time when Waddington Europe are poised for significant further European expansion.
Deltaform was started 23 years ago by Richard Adams and Steve Jones, and we are delighted that both Richard and Steve will remain actively involved in the newly combined business. Ian Chedzey will also remain as Manufacturing Director with Steve Pullan as Chiltern site Director. Their extensive business knowledge and customer relationships will be of great value to the continued development of the new combined group.
You can be assured that as a valued customer there will be no change to the quality of service we provide to you. Sales will continue to be led by Steve Jones and your account manager will remain the same. With the additional benefit of the new resources that will be available to us we hope to be able to offer a wider range of products, new ideas and greater innovation than before.
The acquisition of both manufacturers greatly reinforces the Waddington Europe brand enabling an appreciably accelerated growth and expansion into new and exciting markets in both the UK and Europe. The companies offer complimentary products and will be able to bring an exciting breadth of products to a vastly extended customer base offering shared values, expertise and customer knowledge.
The combined product ranges and merged technical resources enhance the capacity of the member companies under the Waddington Europe banner to serve the needs of their existing and new markets. We look forward to this exciting new phase in both our company’s development and continuing to provide our customers with the high level of service they have come to expect from Deltaform and Chiltern Thermoforming.
Managing Director Par-Pak Europe