Bunzl plc, the international distribution and outsourcing Group has acquired Woodway UK Ltd.


Purchased at the end of December, Woodway is a leading supplier of both packaging products and solutions to a variety of end user customers in a number of market sectors throughout the UK.  Based in Northampton, the business specialises in supporting the e-commerce activities of customers operating in the retail supplies sector.  Revenue in the year ended 30 June 2016 was £31 million.


Jason Inwood, Managing Director of Woodway UK commented, “This is a really exciting development for Woodway UK. We have seen significant growth in the last three years and we view this sale as essential to continue this rate of growth whilst still being able to enhance our customer proposition. We believe this sale adds value to all customers and suppliers.”


Frank van Zanten, Chief Executive of Bunzl, said, “In addition to supplying high quality packaging products, Woodway provides bespoke value-added services to its customers through a specialist technical services team who are able to work in collaboration with customers to offer a total solution for their packaging needs.  This expertise will be invaluable as we look to expand and develop our retail supplies business in the UK.”