Over one hundred jobs secured in Blackburn firm buy-out

MORE than 100 jobs have been secured at a Blackburn business after it was bought out by a global manufacturing company.

BCP Fluted Packaging Limited, a corrugated packaging specialist which makes products such as coffee cup sleeves and hot boxes for takeaways, was bought for an undisclosed figure by Huhtamaki. The Shadsworth Business Park based company now employs around 120 people and serves the cosmetics, food service and confectionery markets.

It will be re-named Huhtamaki BCP Ltd and become part of Huhtamaki’s Foodservice Europe-Asia-Oceania business. Chairman, Brian Jones, said: “BCP has achieved great success in the last 10 years and Huhtamaki has both the desire and the resources to grow the BCP business even further.”

Huhtamaki Group employs more than 14,100 people in 60 factories and offices in 31 countries. Its parent company, Huhtamaki Oyj, has its head office in Espoo, Finland.

It started life as a candy manufacturer in 1920. After moving into healthcare, women’s clothing, heavy engineering, advertising and electronic components, the firm became a conglomerate, with almost 20 businesses operating under their own names.

The company said it now focuses on consumer packaging and trades under the same company identity all over the world.

Executive vice president of Foodservice Europe-Asia-Oceania, Eric Le Lay, said: “BCP’s corrugated food-to-go products complement our existing range of food service products perfectly. The range extension allows us to better serve our existing customers with food, snacks and bakery packaging.”

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8:27am Wed 4 Dec 13

woolywords says...

These jobs are only secure in the short term, as there will be a cost cutting exercise in the very near future. It is the way of the bean counters, to maximise profitability, so as to give a return to the shareholder.
These jobs are only secure in the short term, as there will be a cost cutting exercise in the very near future. It is the way of the bean counters, to maximise profitability, so as to give a return to the shareholder. woolywords

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