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Northwood acquires Midland Paper Products Ltd



The shareholders of the Northwood Companies are pleased to announce that they have successfully completed the purchase of 100% of the issued share capital of Midland Paper Products Ltd (MPP).
The shareholders of both companies have worked closely together for many years. When two out of the founding four shareholders of MPP expressed their desire to retire the natural wish of the remaining two MPP shareholders was to explore merging the MPP business with the growing hygienic paper converting companies of Northwood.
Midland Paper Products Ltd will continue to operate as an independent company and will be led by Craig Williams as Commercial Director and Mick Booth as Operations Director in close co-operation with the other converting and Tissue making businesses and the Northwood leadership team.
Paul Fecher, Northwood Chairman, comments “This acquisition brings additional resource to our market offering and continues the focus of the Northwood businesses on the UK hygienic tissue sector. The acquisition of Midland Paper Products Ltd allows us to complement our existing converting, Northwood Hygiene Products Ltd (NHP), facilities in Telford, Penygroes, Meltham and Birmingham as well as further consolidating our position as a major independent supply source to the sector. We wish both Les Lloyd and Ron Smith well in their retirement from our industry and look forward to working closely with Craig and Mick and the whole Midland Paper team as they join the Northwood family of companies”.
Craig Williams comments “This is a wonderful move for Midland Paper Products. We are entering an exciting new chapter in the life of the company which we founded in 2004 and we are now looking forward to developing the business to the next level under the Northwood umbrella”.
All contacts and communication details remain unchanged and it is business as usual at Midland Paper Products Ltd.
For further information please contact:
Paul King CEO NHP +44(0)7889 706324
Craig Williams MPP +44 (0)7795 643653


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The last 12 months have marked a significant time in the evolution of Disposables UK Ltd, most notably being the integration into Northwood Hygiene Products Ltd following our acquisition back in June of last year.

The acquisition and subsequent move into the Northwood business has further strengthened our share in the ‘away from home’ market and provided a solid platform for further growth moving forward. Northwood has always been very proud of its fully integrated supply chain and the addition of Disposables UK into the Northwood family further enhances these capabilities.

The coming together of the two businesses, and the various brands, has been a relatively seamless process, with the brands across all market sectors dovetailing well together. We have some of the most established and recognisable brands in the AfH market and our ongoing strategy will be to grow market share by continuing to drive and further develop these in the coming years.

The next step in this process will be the end of ‘Disposables UK Ltd’ as a trading name and from Monday 4th July we will effectively be known and trading solely as Northwood Hygiene Products Ltd. It is important to note that during this transition our commitment to provide unrivalled levels of customer service and satisfaction alongside our market leading brands and product offer remains paramount. We look forward to an exciting future working alongside our customers to deliver our growth ambition.

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