Macfarlane invests in new Glasgow-based distribution centre

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MACFARLANE Packaging has announced it is investing in a new Scottish distribution centre in Baillieston, Glasgow.

The facility will be based within the newly opened distribution and storage hub of Bullet Express and follows Macfarlane’s £1.8 million acquisition of the packaging business of Edward McNeil earlier this year.

Macfarlane said the deal will combine the operations of the McNeil business with its existing Linwood-based distribution centre, into “one, state-of-the-art facility” and complement the firm’s other Scottish distribution centre in Inverness.

As part of the deal, Bullet Express will source all of its protective packaging from Macfarlane Packaging.

David Machin, Group regional director of Macfarlane Packaging said, “Investing in this move underlines our commitment to growing our protective packaging distribution business in Scotland. Our new facility at Baillieston will accommodate our growth plans at a location that is well situated to more effectively service our customer base in Scotland.”

David McCutcheon, managing director of Bullet Express added, “We offer Macfarlane Packaging a warm welcome to our new site at Baillieston. Macfarlane was our first customer when we set up business in 1990 so having them on-site is particularly significant.

“I have enjoyed working with the Macfarlane team to make this deal come alive and we look forward to supporting them going forward.”