Deal creates one of largest corrugated box makers in Europe

Paul Lavelle

Cheshire box maker eCorrugated has announced a partnership deal with De Jong Packaging Holding (DJV), based in De Lier, Netherlands.

DJV has taken a majority stake in the Ellesmere Port firm, which was founded in 2011 and is now a key independent manufacturer of high-volume corrugated packaging for UK and Ireland clients.

The deal, says eCorrugated, will enable it to become the UK’s largest independent, lowest cost, and sustainable corrugated manufacturer.

Paul Lavelle, eCorrugated managing director, said: “I am delighted that we have come together with De Jong Packaging, their business philosophy and our shared values will ensure our common goals are achieved.

“From my first meeting with Henk De Jong, the owner of De Jong Packaging, and Ad Smit, CEO, it was clear that we would develop a trusting relationship that would be to the benefit of all our valued customers and also both parties.”

Ad Smit said: “We are extremely happy to have come together with a company such as eCorrugated.

“We immediately recognised their total commitment to the highest level of customer service which is aligned to the same principles of De Jong Packaging.

“We are looking forward to an exciting future in the UK and Irish markets.”

The acquisition by De Jong Packaging of a majority shareholding in eCorrugated, will strengthen its business activities.

ECorrugated will continue its operations under its own name with a high level of independence.

De Jong Packaging was established in 1995. Today it supplies corrugated packaging in the regions of The Benelux, Germany, France, and the UK from its production sites in The Netherlands and Germany.

The De Jong Packaging production site in De Lier, Netherlands is the largest corrugated box plant in Europe.

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