Leading UK thermoformed packaging manufacturer now exports

to 17 countries with more overseas growth planned


Macpac – one of the UK’s leading independent manufacturers of thermoformed packaging products – has tripled its export business over the past five years. With the addition of Australia in 2023, the company currently sells to 17 countries globally with plans for further worldwide growth going forward.

In particular, Macpac has seen an increase in demand for its high quality, innovative and sustainable plastics packaging solutions from overseas medical, horticultural and food manufacturers.

Graham Kershaw, Macpac’s Managing Director comments: “We’re in a competitive market but a series of initiatives aimed at increasing capacity, strengthening operating efficiencies, developing more sustainable packaging products and improving our customer experience has prompted largely organic export growth over the past five years.

“Some of the expansion is a direct result of existing UK customers relocating their facilities overseas but who are still keen to utilise our 50+ years’ experience, knowledgeable sales engineers, and the benefits offered by our in-house design team and tooling facility.

Graham adds: “However, we are keen to build on this momentum and continue to further expand our geographical reach globally. Recent investment in new thermoforming equipment and our on-going commitment to sustainability means we are well positioned to support demand for our products in Europe and the rest of the world.”

Macpac’s patented Plantpac® packaging solutions for the horticultural industry are popular across Europe. The functional and cost-effective packs allow mail order growers and nurseries to ensure the safe and secure delivery of seeds, saplings in plug format or larger, more well-established plants.