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Linpac Containers

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A paper and plastics packaging business, also later a maker of plastic automotive components [1]

1959 Established by Evan Cornish as Lincolnshire Packaging Co in Louth, Lincs, serving local food producers with packaging.[2]

1969 Name changed to Lin-Pac Corrugated Cases Ltd

By 1975 the group was called Lin Pac Containers

1982 Part of a consortium which tried to take-over another packaging group, Cope Allman and Co[3]

1992 Evan Cornish retired; his son Michael took over as chairman of the business

2002 In conjunction with 2 other corrugated packaging businesses, set up a unit in Southern Europe[4]

2003 The family-owned business was acquired by Montague Private Equity[5]

2004 Acquired by D. S. Smith

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times Nov. 27, 2003
  2. The Times June 13, 2003
  3. The Times Jan. 14, 1983
  4. The Times June 6, 2003
  5. The Times Aug. 23, 2003