James Jones & Sons has acquired TWP Packaging, one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of wooden pallets and packing cases, based in Gateshead.
TWP will become part of James Jones’ pallet and packaging division which includes Unit Pallets, Larch Ltd and wood packaging specialist Trueperch.
Ian Pirie, Joint Managing Director of James Jones & Sons commented:
“We have supplied TWP with pallet wood for many years and the business was a logical fit for us as it complements our existing pallet businesses, Unit and Larch. It gives us greater geographical coverage of the market and additional flexibility to meet the needs of both the major pallet pools and our general customer base. As TWP is already a timber customer, this won’t impact on our ability to meet the timber supply needs of our other pallet wood customers who can continue to enjoy the same high levels of quality and service they’ve come to expect from James Jones & Sons.”
Peter Mckenzie, Managing Director of TWP, will continue in his current role. Speaking about the takeover by James Jones & Sons, Mr Mckenzie said:
“We have worked closely with James Jones for many years and I’m delighted that we have been able to make this move which allows TWP to benefit from the strength and expertise of the James Jones Group. James Jones & Sons has a fantastic reputation for the quality of its product and levels of service and that can only enhance our position in the market place.”