Rosewood Packaging expands nationally after acquiring Scott Packaging operations in the Midlands

Steve Smith, GM of George Hill Rosewood (left), and John Lord, group sales director of Rosewood
Steve Smith, GM of George Hill Rosewood (left), and John Lord, group sales director of Rosewood

Rosewood Packaging continues its growth, having recently acquired Scott Packaging’s Wolverhampton, UK business for an undisclosed sum.

Rosewood Packaging, a family-owned manufacturer of timber and corrugated packaging, was established in 1953 and is based on Tyneside. The firm has now developed into being an award-winning designer and manufacturer of packaging solutions for industrial applications – particularly in the packaging mediums of timber and performance corrugated.

With the latest acquisition, Rosewood has acquired its fifth manufacturing facility to complement the four production sites across Tyneside and this takes employee numbers up to 140.

Scott Packaging – part of the Scott Group – is a leading packaging supplies organisation providing timber and corrugated packaging to industrial markets throughout the UK. The Scott Packaging Wolverhampton business was previously known as George Hill Ltd, and has an excellent reputation for offering and delivering packaging solutions across the central belt of the UK.

Speaking after the acquisition, John Lord, group sales director of Rosewood Packaging, said: “We have been aware of the previous George Hill business for many years through its reputation for providing high quality products – supported by a first class service.

“Their product range dovetails neatly in with ours in both timber packing cases and crates, and performance corrugated packaging – the business, like Rosewood on Tyneside, is part of the Tri-Wall Europe fabricator network.

“The purchase of the business aligns with our strategy to expand geographically with a new centre in the Midlands. The site will initially be known as George Hill Rosewood, and we will provide the business with the support needed to assist its growth and to ensure that the site remains one that we are all proud of.”