Southgate buys UK strap manufacturer McKindy


THE Southgate Packaging Group has acquired UK strapping manufacturer McKindy Strap Limited, a well established manufacturer of plastic hand strapping.

McKindy former managing director Indy Singh said, “This is a great opportunity for our customers to benefit from Southgate’s wide portfolio of strapping products and their extensive stockholding, and their market share will benefit from their entry into strap manufacturing.”

Negotiations were completed as 2014 came to an end and coincided with the expansion of the Optimax® strapping machinery range, which is available exclusively through Southgate Packaging approved distributors. New products in the range include equipment designed for use in specific environments including timber and building materials, food processing and printed media industries.

The acquisition follows that of Jaeger Packaging UK in 2012, making Southgate Packaging Group a leading supplier of strapping equipment, tools and consumables.