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Northwood acquires Disposables UK

08 July 2015

The Shareholders of Northwood Paper Sales Ltd and associated companies have acquired the issued share capital of Disposables UK Limited.

The parties have had a long and successful relationship both during the time when the company was led by its founder, the late Trevor Storer, and subsequently with the present management.

Disposables UK's MD David Burkill said: "This is a very exciting and positive move for Disposables UK and is the next stage in our development. In Northwood we have found a buyer that suits our business, with whom we already have a strong relationship and who are a family-run business with a similar approach. It will benefit our business and our customers."

Chairman of Northwood Paul Fecher stated: "The activities of Disposables UK Ltd and Northwood Hygiene Products Ltd are complementary to each other and enhance the coverage of the whole AfH product range available to the market from the new unified supply source. With the well-known range of Bay West, Optimum Professional, and Optimum ProWipers joining Leonardo, Essentials, Whisper and Perform we have system as well as commodity solutions and the right products available for the full requirements of the hygiene sector.

"We are pleased to welcome David Burkill and Paul Halliwell, the Meltham management team and all the staff of Disposables UK Ltd into our family of companies, as we continue to grow our businesses in the UK Away from Home sector."

Fecher concluded: "With our converting factories in Penygroes, Telford and Meltham and our Tissue Mills in Disley and Lancaster as well as our joint venture integrated consumer Tissue Mill and converting plant in Bridgend we have a superb fit for the requirements of the market."